Lutz Pankow was born in Lisbon, Portugal in 1968, grew up in South America and lives now in Hamburg/Germany. He studied engineering and product design at the Academy of Fine Arts in Saarbruecken/Germany, he completed the Design degree in 1995.
From 1995 to 1996 he had a scholarship at DesignLabor Bremerhaven, where he worked on various projects with François Burkhardt, Alberto Meda and Roger Tallon.
Since 1996 he works as designer, offering industrial, interior and exhibition design services and won several international Designawards. In the same year he began teaching product design students at HBK Saar.
In 2005 he started teaching design at the School of Fine Arts in Hamburg. His Design Studio is located since 2006 in Hamburg.