Agency

Interactive and mixed media. Analogue and digital. Accessible and emotional. Educational and fun. Narrative and immersive. We create the fitting format for our clients, whether brand, institution or museum. We make complex ideas meaningful by creating spatial communication for exhibitions, brand centres, pop-ups, trade fairs, virtual spaces, exhibits and more.

Founded in 2000, we now work with a small core team of concept developers, designers, engineers and project managers in our studio and production facilities in Cologne – with a large multidisciplinary network of designers, architects, concept developers, consultants, site managers, logistics specialists, scenographers, graphic designers, content managers and project managers.

We are driven by the desire to bring brands, products, services and visions to life.

SIMPLE. Inspire with Experience.


Kim Becker
Project Management

Ava Berg
Architecture

Lukas Waizner
Production

Noelia Pohl Jimeno
Production

Oliver Klemm
Production

Indra Küsters
Project Management

Max Hillenberg
Physical Computing

Jakob Greven
3d Printing

Larissa Wackers
Production


Arne Kossmann
Programming

Magdalena Frohn
Creative Direction

Felix Hansen
Chief Creative Officer

Greta Gerlach
Production

Tobias Bendels
Art Direction 3d

Sven Grässner
Head of Production

Tomke Hahn
Head of Content

Hannes Fromm
Art Direction 3d

Eeva Campbell
Creative Director

Bennett Engeser
Trainee Project Management

Andreas Salsamendi
Chief Executive Officer

Xaver Strachwitz
Project Management

Nicole Bischkopf
Office Management

Gert Wüsten
Construction

Richard Pelster
Head of Operations

Lukas Nicolini
Production


Katja Eckardt
Architecture

Methodology - How we work

We use many techniques of agile working and design thinking in our project work. In all our projects, we use the Double Diamond, a working model of the British Design Council, as a basis. It divides the design process into four phases: Discover (understand the problem), Define (clarify the problem), Develop (generate ideas) and Implement (realise the solution).

The Discover and Develop phases allow for broad thinking to consider different options and perspectives, while the Define and Implement phases focus on selecting and refining the best options. The Double Diamond helps us and our clients and partners to think flexibly and iteratively and to structure the design process effectively to develop innovative and user-centred solutions.

Spatial experience - experiential spaces

Experiential spaces are created by asking the right questions at the beginning. Together with our clients, we identify the core of the narrative. We develop a motif that can be broken down into a few words and drives the story forward.

The design reinforces the message, carries the narrative and creates atmosphere. Situations and states of space are created. With images, sounds, objects, light, volume, acoustics and also smell. Fortunately, in scenography there are many ways to create an experiential space – we use them all. In our own workshops we can test the functionality and effectiveness of our ideas, from small prototypes to life-size mock-ups.

This is how we use our ideas to make spaces talk and images enter people’s minds. With an intelligent interior and a form that touches emotionally

Services

Consultancy & Strategy

Project aims
Communication messages
Didactic structures
Story telling
Format development

Concept & Design

Exhibition
Trade fairs
Scenography
Corporate architecture
Interactive experiences
Brand experience

Planning & Implementation

Spatial design & architecture
Graphic design & typography
Interaction & motion design
User experience & interface design

Production

Our interdisciplinary team of engineers, designers, architects, carpenters, technicians, locksmiths and project managers work on an area of around 600 square metres.

We implement exhibits, pop-up locations, trade fair appearances, virtual spaces, exhibitions, brand worlds and much more for our clients from industry, business and culture.

 

 

Planning, implementation & management

Technical planning & implementation
Logistical planning & implementation
Project management
Media interfaces
Interface Management

Production & Logistics

Prototyping
Testing
Joinery
Metalworking
Painting
Electronics workshop
Final assembly
Storage & Logistics

 

Meet the SIMPLE PRODUKTION

 

Jobs

Initiative applications

We welcome initiative applications.
Please send us a meaningful application with portfolio.
office@simple.de