Dit mooie merk uit Duitsland heeft naast een complete stationary lijn nu ook een kinderkamer collectie met artikelen van hoogwaardige kwaliteit. De kussens, plaids en dekbedovertrekken worden lokaal geproduceerd en vervaardigd uit biologisch- of Oekotex gecertificeerd katoen.
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Daniela Koenn and Marcel Hornung founded Pleased to meet in 2010, after they met in 1999 in New York. In 2004 they moved to Berlin where they designed their first holiday card collection as a side project for one of their agency clients. From that day on, they published a holiday collection every year which was sold in a few selected stores. Soon they had a little group of followers. In 2010 they decided that it was worth taking the step and leaving the busy agency life. And that is when the journey started to become really fun!
„We both have two hearts beating: One that likes to travel and get inspired by other cultures and one that loves to spent time at home where it is cozy and quiet“, says Daniela. „I think that is visible in my designs. Life gives us plenty of inspiration and with two children on our own, we get a lot of ideas from them as well!“, she adds. Maybe this is why pleased to meet products often seem to built a bridge between adults and children.
Because of their backgrounds Marcel and Daniela are both very aware of materials and production processes. That is why every product seems to be produced with an extra bit of love. „We like to revive traditional bookbinding techniques with an extra twist and create something that is of very high quality,“ says Marcel. „The people we work with are all very dedicated and motivated. We know them well and meet them in person whenever possible. This is how we can make sure that every product is a first grade product. We actually go to the print shop to check the colours. Often times we sit down ourselves with the team to pack cards or glue feathers. It is very hands-on here“, he adds.
Pleased to meet products are currently sold in more than 300 stores worldwide. From all over Europe, Japan, the US and Canada to Australia, Vietnam or even the Emirates - you will be surprised where to find one of our greeting cards, wraps, books, cushions or cups!
„In times where communication is fast and we do not really need anything because we already have everything, time is the most precious thing. We want to make people happy and slow them down a little. To get a handwritten letter instead of an email is a good example for this“.