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pleased to meet is the further development of a common passion for design by Daniela Könn and Marcel Hornung. The simple aesthetics and weightlessness of their products has been inspired by the American Mid Century Design.

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pleased to meet is the further development of a common passion for design by Daniela Könn and Marcel Hornung. Both of them met in 1999 in the USA when they were still working for other creative agencies. In 2002 Könn and Hornung founded their first common studio in New York, focussing on Corporate Identity, which was managed strategically by Marcel and creatively by Daniela.

It was the aim of Hornung and Könn to make a small difference and to enrich the German paper market with something new when they started their first cards collection in Germany in 2005 and with it opened a new terrain. A journey, which becomes more colourful every year, started then.

Today, the paper products by pleased to meet are often considered retro, with simple aesthetics and weightlessness. The love for the American Mid Century Design by both designers surely plays a big role there. Bit also some children memories are source of inspiration for a continuously growing collection.

The love for details is also proven by Daniela Könn and Marcel Hornung in the production process – they use certified finest paper and only print in local agencies that have specialized on the pleased to meet works. All the products are made in lovingly handwork and prepared to be sold. That’s how pleased to meet guarantees that the customers of the small workshop will always have first-class products in their hands in the end.

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