Interview // Tanja Christiani

Particularly inspired by organic architecture, deconstructivism, the fusion of buildings and nature TANJA CHRISTIANI creates contemporary yet timeless garments and stands for simplicity as well as sustainable and attentive design with an eye for details.
Clear cuts are made from high quality materials. Behind every collection there is a strong concept that unites striking designs which are puristic and casual-feminine with powerful looks designed for longevity and good combinability. In deference to nature and animals TANJA CHRISTIANI renounces the use of leather, silk, wool and fur and every collection is fairly produced in Germany and Poland.

What are your life essentials/ what do you carry with you all the time?

A small bag with my phone, wallet and my little bicycle lights.

Who was your most previous text/call to and what about?

A text to my husband after he was leaving for a short vacation with his friends.

Last meal you would eat?

Homemade vegan pizza.

Most influential person in your life?

My family 

Tried and true methods against creative block?

I stop working for a day or two, watch documentaries, spend time outside. Most of the time a creative block is just a way to show me that I should rest and slow down for a bit.

What are some inspiration things, designs, artists, music, sites that you find yourself re-visiting often?

I love modern architecture, it has been my main inspiration from the beginning, especially buildings by Frank Gehry, Ludwig Mies van der Rohe and Tadao Andō. I could listen to the same songs/albums of my favorite bands forever. Different subcultures, especially from the 80’s/90’s, also inspire me.


If you could have 3 people for dinner, dead or alive, who would you invite?

Glenn Danzig, Jim Morrison, Haruki Murakami

Favorite cities? Why?

Paris, because I love to get lost in the tiny streets.

Budapest, because of its beautiful townscape, the friendly people and the good memories.

Den Haag, because of our friends there and the beach.

But I also love the small villages from the area I grew up, the Kaiserstuhl, with their beautiful marketplaces, timbered houses and vineyards.

Favorite drinks?
Beer, gin tonic, coffee, sparkling water


Likes: cats, short vacations, summer, my family, the mountains, the countryside, the sea, plants, documentaries, early mornings

Dislikes: animal cruelty, discrimination, envy, winter/feeling cold, spiders, loud sounds, endless discussions, mate tea