LUTZ PANKOW was born 1968 in Lissabon/Portugal and grew up in south america. He studied engineering at TU Kaiserslautern and product design at Hochschule der Bildende Künste Saar in Saarbrücken under Harald Hullmann, Andreas Brandolini and Francois Burkhardt. In 1995 he had a stipend at the DesigLabor Bremerhaven where he worked on several projects with Alberto Meda and Roger Tallon and Hardy Fischer.
In 1996 he founded his first design studio with Fritz Schubert and startet lecturing at Hochschule der Bildende Künste Saar. From 2005 to 2011 he was professor for product design at Hochschule für Bildende Künste Hamburg. In 2012 he was guest professor for product design at Burg Giebichenstein Kunsthochschule Halle. Since 2012 he is professor for product design at the Kunsthochschule Kassel.
Since 2005 he runs his own design studio in Hamburg working with internationally renowned companies in the areas of product design specialized in light.
With Dominik Lutz he founded in 2013 the furniture and light label pliet GmbH. www.pliet.com