Johannes Steinbauer grew up in the countryside, in a household of 4th-generation carpenters. Since he was tied by the fascination of craftsmanship, he followed his family tradition with a training as a cabinetmaker. After working in his profession for several years and receiving his master certificate in 2006 he went to study industrial design at Hochschule für Gestaltung in Schwäbisch-Gmünd.

From 2011 to 2012 he worked for Studio Michael Geldmacher in Munich, on projects for international clients like MDF-Italia, Kristalia, Bulthaup and Freifrau. 

In 2012 he founded his own studio, wich is located in an old workshop. Johannes Steinbauer is working with an intuitive approach, wich is still led by his fascination for craftsmanship. He always strives for an efficient, reduced, almost naive solution that directs to a strong characteristic design language.  

Johannes Steinbauer is working on a wide range of design projects, from furniture and accessories to lights.