Beate von Harten grown up in North Germany, in a small town with textil-industry.

Fibrous material flying on the roads, sour smelling air and intens metallic rythms
behind windows of brickbuildings became impressions of her childhood.
This inspired her to study:
Textildesign and fashion at the FHHFbG in Hamburg, 1978;
Interior design at the Akademie of Art in Stuttgart, 1981;
Textilrestoration in London 1983

1984 she started her own atelier for Textildesign and restoration / conservation in Vienna.

Taking on public and private commissions of valuable textiles became successful
and took her to GB, Turkey, Romania, China, Brasil, USA, Switzerland and Sweden.