Good design speaks its own language: a language shaped by distinctive brands and by products with unique aesthetics, functionality and sustainability. What’s needed, from the very first idea to establishing a brand or product in the marketplace, is a great deal of dedication, courage and conviction – and the right partner. We at welcome design are fluent in this special language and we are able to communicate it with a great deal of passion, thanks to longstanding experience in strategic PR, in developing and implementing tailored communication concepts and in providing consultancy services to establish both brands and new products in the areas of design and architecture.

Strategic Public Relations.

Welcome design specialises in strategic PR in the areas of design and architecture. We offer the complete service package, comprising development and implementation of PR and marketing strategies, targeting of individual and influential journalists and opinion shapers, management and implementation of press events, looking after media representatives at trade fairs and other events, media monitoring, inclusion of modern communication channels and maintenance of online press sections.

Individual Communication Concepts.

At the core of every successful – and hence goal-directed – corporate communication is a tailored PR and communication concept where every detail has been considered carefully. In close cooperation with our clients, we develop individual and convincing communication concepts, starting with the first briefing, to researching and analysing the specific market, to defining target groups and communication goals and to planning and implementing measures.

Copy Production.

With our longstanding experience and specialist knowledge, we support our clients in concept development, in the production of catalogues or publications on design or architecture-related themes and in creating copy for marketing and press communication.



17 July 2017. ames to Host Pop-up Event in the Colombian City of Medellín.

During this year’s Colombiamoda Fashion Week, from 25-28 July, ames will be presenting a large range of furniture and home accessories from the ames sala by sebastian herkner collection. The Casa Verde Pop-up event, taking place at the location that goes by the same name, will be the meeting point for all design aficionados, gourmets and fashionistas. Under the banner of ‘Villanos en Medellín’, current design and culinary highlights will be presented right in the centre of Medellín: among others, the new and extraordinary La Temporal concept store that will showcase the ames sala collection and the hip Villanos en Bermudas restaurant from the Colombian capital of Bogotá.

¡Soy Yo!

‘Casa Verde’ Pop-up (25 – 28 July 2017)
Casa Verde
Calle 14, N° 30-117

12 May 2017. Reuber Henning x Bless: Between Illusion and Reality.

The paths of Reuber Henning and Bless cross again: In 2016, the two Berlin-based labels had teamed up to create the Carpethammock, a suspended design, for the exhibition »Bless N° 56 Worker's Delight« at the Vitra Design Museum's Gallery.
The Carpethammock is now followed by the new rug Staircase, the result of another joint project: Based on an idea by Bless, Reuber Henning have turned a photo of a staircase into a design plate and ultimately, into a beautiful hand-knotted rug produced in Nepal, made from Tibetan wool and silk in 45 different shades of grey. With its 150 knots per square inch, this cosy piece of art is a very fine rendering of the motif.
For Staircase, Bless take up the idea of the trompe l'oeil, an illusionary painting technique that makes use of perspective to create an optical illusion of three-dimensionality, producing the impression of a larger space, diverting the gaze or even misleading the eye.

28 April 2017. ames presents furniture range CARIBE in London, New York and Bogotá.

After Salone del Mobile.Milano, Colombian joie de vivre will continue to travel around the world: ames will be bringing Caribbean sounds to London, New York and Bogotá.

ames Events in London
ames will be participating in two shows at London-based interior design store Mint, starting with RealCraft (3 - 7 May 2017), an exhibition featuring new handcrafted products made from natural materials, including products made by Jordanian craftswomen in collaboration with Mint and Studio Gutedort, special wood products by Joel Parkes and the new CARIBE range by ames. Made from recycled synthetic string and powder-coated steel, the CARIBE furniture is produced, according to traditional weaving techniques, in a small manufactory located on Colombia’s Caribbean coast.
Following the RealCraft exhibition, Mint will be staging a special event to celebrate spring: from 12 May to 9 June, the MetaCraft spring show curated by Mint will be showcasing unconventional design, also including the CARIBE range from ames.

Private View: 11 May 2017, from 7 to 10 pm
2 North Terrace
Alexander Square
South Kensington
London SW3 2BA

ames Event in New York
Together with ames, Stillfried Wien will be hosting a Colombian night on 18 May (6 to 9pm) as part of this year’s NYCxDesign New York Design Festival (3 to 24 May 2017) and as a preview to ICFF (21 to 24 May 2017). The Vienna-based interior design experts from Stillfried Wien will be the first to show the CARIBE range in the USA. Colombian specialties will be served and designer Sebastian Herkner will also be present to talk about his range of furniture designed for ames.

Stillfried Wien (18 May 2017)
6 - 9pm
40 Walker Street
10013 NY, New York

ames Event in Bogotá
With the sala collection, ames will be celebrating another premiere in its home country of Colombia: from 27 April to 19 June, the La Temporal pop-up store will be showing selected home accessories as well as the CARIBE range of outdoor furniture from ames. Located in the very heart of the vibrant capital of Bogotá, on Calle 81A, the unique interior design store showcases products by young Colombian designers.

La Temporal (27 April -19 June 2017)
Calle 81A # 8-31
Second Floor

22 March 2017. Kristalia cordially invites to visit its booth at Salone del Mobile.Milano 2017.

At this years i Saloni, Kristalia focuses on the sculptural table series Holo by Kensaku Oshiro which is constantly growing: for the first time, Kristalia will be showing Holo as a console made of powder-coated steel with a fenix table top. Table Holo will be presented with a table top in glass and a brass frame. Occasional Table Holo will be also exhibited in new colourways and different material combinations.

Kristalia at Salone del Mobile.Milano 2017
Tue, 4 – Sun, 9 April 2017
Hall 20 / Booth A05-B04

Strada Statale del Sempione, 28
20017 Rho (MI)

Opening times:
from 9.30 am – 6.30 pm daily

22 March 2017. ames presents new furniture from its CARIBE range by Sebastian Herkner at Salone del Mobile.Milano 2017.

The German design label with Colombian roots will be presenting new furniture from its CARIBE range by Sebastian Herkner, which belongs to the ames sala collection. A dining table, a two-seater and a vis-à-vis bench complete the CARIBE range of furniture, made from recycled plastic string and tubular steel frames and handcrafted on Colombia’s Caribbean coast.

ames at Salone del Mobile.Milano 2017
Strada Statale del Sempione, 28
20017 Rho (MI)
Hall 6 | Booth D32

Opening times:
from 9:30 am – 6:30 pm daily

On Monday, 3 April 2017, ames, Nya Nordiska, &tradition and Ex.t will be hosting a press preview at the Milan-based showroom of Italian bathroom furniture manufacturer Ex.t from 5-8 pm: together with Studio Sebastian Herkner, the four brands will be staging a joint exhibition featuring various products. Presented together with the BARRO ceramics from ames, the CARIBE furniture will be inviting visitors to linger in the courtyard of the Ex.t showroom.

Monday, 3 April, 5-8 pm
Ex.t Showroom
Via Tortona 34

22 February 2017. Pattwork – Changing patterns.

Pattwork by Nomono is a pioneering new design product celebrating its market launch. With Pattwork, geometric and abstract images are created from individual elements that can always be rearranged to form new patterns. The result is a versatile lifestyle product capable to adapt to individual preferences. The first Pattwork collection by the new Nomono design label is named Nomono Essentials Twelve. A frame, a magnetic surface and twelve individual elements can be combined into unique patterns: an innovative alternative to traditional decorative photos or graphics.

6 January 2017. ames presents new additions to the ames sala by sebastian herkner home collection at IMM Cologne 2017.

The intensive collaboration between German designer Sebastian Herkner and the furniture company with Colombian roots has given rise to a new range of furniture suitable for outdoor use named CARIBE. Furthermore, ames will be introducing some of its home accessories from the ames sala collection featuring new colourways, sizes and designs: the NIDO cushions will come in four new colours; the BARRO ceramics will be produced, exclusively in 2017, in new mini versions and the new lightweight MULERA throws made from particularly fine wool are also part of the new products in the ames sala collection.

On Tuesday, 17 January 2017, starting at 3pm, ames’ CEO Ana María Calderón Kayser and Sebastian Herkner will be talking about their experiences and adventures when developing the new products for the ames sala collection. Typical Colombian snacks and drinks will also be waiting for you.

ames at IMM Cologne 2017 (16–22 January 2017)
Messeplatz 1
50679 Köln

Hall 3.2 / Booth F009

Opening times:
Mon, 16 Jan to Sat, 21 Jan.: 9am to 6pm
Sun, 22 Jan: 9am to 5pm

Press Event: Tue, 17 Jan: 3 to 5pm

2 January 2017. Richard Lampert invites to revisit the 1950s and ‘60s.

Richard Lampert cordially invites to visit its exhibition at IMM Cologne, 16 to 22 January 2017. With the title »Timeless Classics«, the Stuttgart-based company will be showcasing the classic pieces in its collection, taking back to the 1950s and ‘60s – including musical highlights from the time.

In addition to two Herbert Hirche designs, a small and compact 1955 chair and the 1958 Frog Chair, Richard Lampert will be showing a natural rattan and black steel chair by Paul Schneider-Esleben (1954).

»Timeless Classics« – Richard Lampert at IMM Cologne (16–22 January 2017)
Messeplatz 1
50679 Köln

Hall 3.2 / Booth E011

Opening times:
Mon, 16 Jan to Sat, 21 Jan: 9am to 6pm
Sun, 22 Jan: 9am to 5pm



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With its products, the ames design company, established In 2006 by Colombian-born Ana Maria Calderón Kayser in the German Eifel region, wants to appeal to the hearts and minds of cosmopolitans. Combining Colombian joie de vivre with cool Scandinavian functionality, ames furniture and accessories are designed for modern and unconventional interior concepts. The multifunctional and versatile products are perfect for both private and contract interiors. Welcome design is the international press office for ames design.

Furniture and home accessories made by Echtstahl are a modern twist on everyday objects and suitable for private homes or contract interiors. The extremely versatile designs have a timeless look and are exclusively manufactured in Germany, combining the finest traditional craftsmanship with the highest standards in material, processing and sustainability. Steel, a recyclable material, forms the basis for all Echtstahl products.

Since 2008, the annual Elmar industry prize recognises the best among the 17 largest manufacturers in the German electrical sector. Their combined brand power is represented in the »Elektromarken. Starke Partner« initiative. With the ELMAR award, the initiative recognises those companies who have shown distinctive brand awareness.

In 1994 young jazz and design loving entrepreneurs from Friaul (Italien) founded Kristalia. For twenty years now the company manufactures products, which are made of environment-sparing materials using the newest technologies and which make the grade of exceptional and timelessly beautiful design.

Nomono. Breaking the monotony.

Nomono is a new interior design label with a passion for shapes, colors and perfect geometries. The company’s aim is to create products that are beautiful and versatile, but most important, that give users the freedom to experiment and explore new personalized styles. Nomono has unified these aspects by introducing a new design product called Pattwork. The dimensions of the artwork, the number of removable and replaceable elements, the colors as well as the patterns provide a framework that allows a vast number of combination resulting in personalized designs that can be changed at any time. Welcome design is the European press office for Nomono and also supports the company in its communication and design strategy.

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Reuber Henning is passionate about creating hand-woven rugs. Founded in 2007, the label focuses on hand-made design with an artistic approach and humorous understatement. Reuber Henning produces timeless rug designs, made to delight and inspire. Modern but not modish, setting rather than following trends, timeless yet capturing the zeitgeist: exquisite products that offer true delight for many generations to come.
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In 1993, Richard Lampert founded his company with the aim of industrially producing furniture and other consumer products that would merge superior craftsmanship, outstanding design and sustainability. Since then, the company has produced timeless products, ranging from classic pieces like the original Eiermann table frame or Herbert Hirche’s H57 lounge chair to modern design icons and innovative, often unconventional, designs based on the principle: »As little as possible, as much as necessary«.
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Vario BüroEinrichtungen manufactures premium office desk systems, meeting and conference tables, lockers, container, caddies and room divider systems. Vario is a medium-sized enterprise, founded in the Taunus area in 1872. Today, Vario is one of the leading and most innovative manufacturers of office furniture. All Vario products get developed and produced at the company’s base in Liederbach am Taunus. Welcome design is Vario's press office for the German-speaking markets (Germany, Austria and Switzerland).
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Precious timbers (wood) and paper from the mulberry (washi) tree form Wood & Washi's recipe for success. The Dutch manufacturer combines traditional Japanese paper art with modern Dutch design, thus amalgamating innovation and functionality. The resulting interior furnishing systems, consisting of rollo shades, panel shades and banners, are marked by their transparency, pure design and high flexibility and set a new standard in window dressing and interior design.

Plain and simple is good and precious Zeitraum isn´t just furniture, Zeitraum is an attiude to life and the things around us. The objects which accompany us through life should have character, whilst also being practical, adaptable and unobtrusive. They are a mirror and an expression of their owner, a servant and a friend. Our furniture is attractive because it is of good quality not because of designer frills. It impresses without dominating – exciting in its simplicity.



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