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.



15 March 2018. Jung looks forward to visitors at Light + Building 2018.

From March 18 to 23 the world’s leading trade fair for lighting and building services technology Light + Building 2018 opens its doors under the motto Connected – Secure – Convenient. Jung warmly invites fair-goers to visit its presentation in Hall 11.1 (Stand B56). Jung products are characterized by the interplay of attractive design and innovativeness – from classic electrical installations to contemporary building services technology. In this spirit the Schalksmühle-based firm is showcasing intelligent and energy-efficient solutions for modern working worlds, smart home concepts and the hospitality field. And it is remembering Jung’s history: Not only is the classic switch LS 990 celebrating its 50th anniversary; Jung is also presenting the toggle switch LS 1912, whose name references the year the firm was founded. Jung is also teaming up with Insta and Gira to present on their joint stand in Hall 3.1 (Stand B90) the first light socket Plug & Light in its switch design.

Jung at Light + Building 2018 (March 18 – 23, 2018)

Hall 11.1 / Stand B56
Hall 3.1 / Stand B90 (Plug & Light)

Plug & Light press event:
Mon., Mar. 19: 2 pm to 4 pm in Hall 3.1 / Stand B90

Opening hours
Sun., Mar. 18 to Thurs., Mar. 22: 9 am to 6 pm
Fri., Mar. 23: 9 am to 5 pm

15 January 2018. Reuber Henning welcome the new year with two exciting new designs, expanding their unconventional 4-Minute Rug Collection.

Ribbon and Scribble are the latest additions, joining Twinkle, Twister, Etch a Sketch and Tally. In this collection, the rug label focusses on intuition and emotion, demonstrating that it does not necessarily take long to come up with superior design, if creativity is allowed to unfold.

10. Januar 2018. Einladung in die inspirierende Welt von Leolux.

Leolux lädt anlässlich der IMM Cologne 2018 vom 15. bis 21. Januar herzlich zu einem Besuch seines Messestandes ein. Tauchen Sie ein in die inspirierende Welt von Leolux, die sich dank des Designers Edward van Vliet als Strategic Creative Director facettenreich und überraschend anders präsentiert.

Im Fokus stehen auf der diesjährigen Kölner Möbelmesse zahlreiche Leolux-Neuheiten: Sofa Elias (Design: Christian Werner) vermittelt das angenehme Gefühl, wirklich zu Hause zu sein und Sessel Lloyd von Gino Carollo kommt ziemlich lässig daher. Die von Pascal BosettiCoda ist raffiniert und birgt kleine Überraschungen. Der aufwendig gearbeitete Hocker Capri und der flachgewebte Wollteppich Mizu aus der Feder von Edward van Vliet fügen sich ideal in elegante Interieurs. Leolux zeigt auf seinem Messestand außerdem erstmals Erweiterungen des erfolgreichen Bellice-Sofaprogramms sowie der Prismo-Couchtische – beide Entwürfe stammen ebenfalls von Edward van Vliet. Anlässlich seines 20-jährigen Jubiläums überrascht Sessel Volare (Design: Jan Armgardt) mit einem neuen Look und Esstisch Kalia wird erstmals mit Fenix-Oberfläche präsentiert.

Leolux auf der IMM Cologne 2018 (15. bis 21. Januar 2018)

Halle 11.2 | Stand H031

Mo, den 15.01. bis Sa, den 20.01.: 09.00 bis 18.00 Uhr
So, den 21.01.: 09.00 bis 17.00 Uhr

09. Januar 2018. Zuhause mit Pode auf der IMM Cologne 2018.

Claire und Roderick Vos, die künstlerischen Leiter von Pode, gewähren den Besuchern der IMM Cologne 2018 vom 15. bis 21. Januar 2018 einen Blick durchs Schlüsselloch: Zu sehen sind neben einer Auswahl der aktuellen Kollektion die beiden Neuheiten Nihan (Design: Pascal Bosetti) und Melloo (Design: Roderick Vos) sowie – aus der Feder von Claire Vos – das Riesen-Drapierkissen Puff, der Teppich MackayRomboo.

Zu Tisch, bitte: Neben der aus Beistell- und Couchtischen bestehenden Kollektion Tripod präsentiert Pode mit Esstisch Fynch (Design: Roderick Vos) sowie den Stühlen Crude (Design: Kranen/Gille) und TokaiPascal Bosetti) auch Erweiterungen seines Esszimmerprogramms.

Wer den Blick durchs Schlüsselloch wagt, entdeckt ebenfalls eine neue Leuchtenkollektion, die Pode passend zum »Pure Editions«-Thema »Light« erstmals präsentiert. Den Anfang der Leuchtenkollektion machen die Stehlampen Pom und Hood sowie die dekorative Uturn, die Lampe und Beistelltisch in einem ist. Alle Entwürfe stammen aus der Feder des deutschen Designers Michael Raasch.

Pode auf der IMM Cologne 2018 (15. bis 21. Januar 2018)

Halle 2.2. | Stand L008

Mo, den 15.01. bis Sa, den 20.01.: 09.00 bis 18.00 Uhr
So, den 21.01.: 09.00 bis 17.00 Uhr

7 January 2018. Richard Lampert to celebrate the company’s 25th anniversary at IMM Cologne 2018 and to stage »The Eggman« at the MAKK.

In 2018, the Richard Lampert company will celebrate its 25th anniversary. To mark the occasion, the Stuttgart-based furniture manufacturer invites you to his »arena«, staged at IMM Cologne from 15 to 21 January 2018. An installation featuring the original Eiermann table frame and a selection of products from the current collection will be set up, arena-style, around a bar and lounge area.

The TT 54 rattan and tubular steel chair by Paul Schneider-Esleben, which has been produced again by Richard Lampert since the beginning of 2017, will be celebrating its premiere in a monochrome black or white PVC cord design as an elegant alternative to the original.

Furthermore, Richard Lampert will be showing a very special novelty: the »Swinging Sofa« by London-based design studio Raw Edges. The inspiration behind this unconventional design is an unpadded 1960s metal sofa, rediscovered by Richard Lampert.

In addition to his exhibition at the trade fair, Richard Lampert will also feature as »special guest« in the »Stylepark Selected imm 2018 exhibition at the Cologne Museum of Applied Arts« (MAKK). Staging another »arena«, Richard Lampert will present a multimedia celebration of the legendary Eiermann table as a modern design icon. »Come and meet the eggman« is a humorous homage to Egon Eiermann and his famous table frame.

Richard Lampert at IMM Cologne 2018 (15-21 January 2018)

Hall 3.2 | Booth E011
Messeplatz 1
50679 Köln

Opening hours:
Mon, 15/01 – Sat, 20/01.: 09.30am – 6pm
Sun, 21/01: 09.30am – 5pm

Richard Lampert @ MAKK (15-21 January)

»Stylepark Selected imm 2018 at MAKK«
Museum für Angewandte Kunst Köln
An der Rechtschule
50667 Köln

Opening hours:
15/01 + 21/01: 10am - 5pm
16/01 – 20/01: 10am - 10pm

05 January 2018. The Jazz Company Kristalia celebrate its novelties during IMM Cologne 2018.

During the IMM Cologne you can meet Kristalia at its space at the Design Post. A completely renovated space for the occasion where you can see Kristalia’s latest news like the Tuile family designed by Patrick Norguet and some anticipation of new outdoor products. Kristalia is looking forward to meet you on Tuesday 16th for its Jazz Party from 6 pm.

Kristalia on the occasion of IMM Cologne (15–21/01/2018)
Design Post Köln
Deutz-Mülheimer-Str. 22a?
50679 Köln

Opening ours
Mo, 15/01 – Fr, 19/01: 9am – 8pm
Sa, 20/01 + So, 21/01: 10am – 6pm

4 January 2018. ames to Present 'La Casa Colombia' at IMM Cologne 2018.

At IMM Cologne 2018, ames will be presenting several new products and extensions to the ames sala by sebastian herkner collection. The NOBSA cushions, whose patterns, materials and colourways are based on the eponymous rugs from the ames sala collection, will be celebrating their premiere. Additionally, ames will be launching the colourful CIRCO planters made from powder-coated tubular steel and recycled synthetic string. They complement the CIRCO range of products, which includes a chair, a lounge chair and a side table. ames will also be presenting the CIRCO lounge chair in a luxury leather design. Further novelties include a new BARRO tray and the NUNA side table, traditionally handcrafted from red and black terracotta, which will be shown for the first time.

Alongside new products, the booth itself will be one of the highlights: it takes inspiration from the La Casa de las Aguas architect’s home, a 16th century villa refurbished by Guillermo Arias and Luis Cuartas in which there are no doors.

ames at IMM Cologne 2018 (15–21 January 2018)
Messeplatz 1, 50679 Köln
Hall 3.2 / Booth F031

Opening hours:
Mon, 15/01 to Sat, 20/01: 9am to 6pm
Sun, 21/01: 9am to 5pm

Press Event: Tue, 16/01: 2pm to 4pm
On Tuesday, 16 January 2018, from 2pm ames will host a small press event: Sebastian Herkner and CEO Ana María Calderón Kayser will be present and will share experiences and stories relating to the development and refinement of the ames sala collection.

1 January 2018. welcome design is pleased to announce a new client: Albrecht Jung GmbH & Co. KG.

From now on, wd functions as press office for the German-speaking countries (in the fields of design, lifestyle and architecture) for Jung, the premium provider of cutting-edge building technology. Beyond that, wd takes responsibility for Jung’s international PR network by operating as the lead agency of Jung. We greatly look forward to a successful cooperation and send a warm welcome to Jung!

20 December 2017. Echtstahl premieres at Imm Cologne.

From 15 to 21 January 2018, Bonn-based company Echtstahl will be showcasing its collection to an international public for the first time at Imm Cologne in hall 3.1. This will include Hama and Piro, two new works by German designer Mark Braun.

Echtstahl at Imm Cologne 2018 (15–21/01/2018)
Hall 3.1 | stand D011

Mon 15/01 till Sat 20/01: 9 am till 6 pm
Sun 21/01: 9 am till 5 pm



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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.

Leolux is a dynamic family business with a long history and a keen vision on design and the future. Leolux has been producing all its furniture in Venlo since 1934.

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.


Pode is a true top Dutch design that is finding its way to enthusiastic customers throughout Europe. Surprising, fresh and colourful. A complete lifestyle collection that you can use to furnish the entire living room.
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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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