Ari Hantke | Dan Munteanu
Architect (German academic title of Dipl.-Ing. Architekt) and production designer. Graduate studies at the Technical University of Munich. Member of the Bavarian Chamber of Architects from 1970 to 2004. Member of the French Chamber of Architects since 2004. When working for the cinema, focus on production design for historical movies, among them several major multinational productions. In 2005, winner of the German Film Award Lola for Best Production Design for the Movie The Ninth Day by Academy Award winner Volker Schloendorff (The Tin Drum).
Ari Hantke currently lives in the South of France and works chiefly as an architect for international clients. In 2017, he finished the technically demanding restoration of a large private villa constructed on the French Côte Vermeille by renowned Belle Époque architect Viggo Dorph-Peterson.Photo Ari Hantke © Mosaik Photo
Sculptor and glass artist. Graduate of the Bucharest National University of Arts, department glass-ceramics-metal. Member of the UAP (Romanian Union of Fine Artists). Several individual exhibitions as well as participation in group exhibitions and art fairs.
Dan Munteanu lives in Bucharest. In 2004, he founded DanMunteanuArt, a company that specializes in the restoration, reproduction and imitative re-creation of historical building elements and ornaments. With his team of experienced restorers, stonemasons, carvers, ornamental blacksmiths, painters, artistic wood-carvers, glass artists and plasterers he has made himself a name in his home country and also abroad as an expert for all kinds of restoration works on sacred as well as secular historical buildings.
Ari Hantke and Dan Munteanu met in 2000 for the highly complex production design for the movie Amen (Der Stellvertreter) by Academy Award winner Constantin Costa-Gavras. Most recently, they joined forces for the restoration of a large private villa constructed by renowned Belle Époque architect Viggo Dorph-Petersen on the French Côte Vermeille, for which Dan Munteanu also created several interpretations of works of modern art.