Franz Volhard is studied Architecture at the Technical University Darmstadt, in Germany. He also has an interest in the arts - free music, jazz and photography.
In 1963, whilst working on planning and architecture he founded Schauer + Volhard in Darmstadt. Schauer + Volhard is an architectural office which focuses on simplicity and minimalist constructs, whilst exploring different crafts and materials.
Volhard teaches Building with Wood and Clay internationally. His architectural work is orientated around furniture design and everyday objects, including the Egon table for Nils Holger Moormann.