»The most interesting stories are often times the ones that life serves us through daily interactions. It is the basis for my work, and the essence behind our company name pleased to meet«, says Daniela, who designs the illustrations behind the company. »In modern civilisation, time has become the most precious thing. We want to slow people down a little and make them smile. To get a handwritten note on a beautiful piece of paper instead of an email is a good example for this,« she adds.
Daniela Koenn and Marcel Hornung met 1999 in New York when they were both still working for other design agencies, before starting their own. In 2004 they moved to Berlin where they designed their first holiday card collection as a side project for one of their former clients. From then on, they published an exclusive holiday collection every year, which was sold in a few selected stores. Soon they had a little group of followers. In 2010 they made their decision of taking the project to the next level, by fully committing to designing and distributing paper products. And that is when the journey started to become really fun!