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Hackathon won!

23. June 2020

In a team with uideation and KGS Everhard we won the “Wir für Schule” hackathon in our “Technical Equipment” category! We are proud and look forward to what can come of it.

In any case, the jury’s reasoning is in a good mood: “The online configurator Scrollytell.me can quickly and decisively advance the digitisation of schools. The jury finds it particularly convincing that Scrollytell. me responds to the actual and individual needs of schools, while at the same time spurring the transformation process via best practice solutions or knowledge modules on important topics such as data protection. The jury sees great economies of scale here in the future.

BLACK LIVES MATTER

6. June 2020

To be silent is a form of acceptance.

We don’t have a big voice and we don’t have a diverse team. But we are trying to be anti-racist by not ignoring the systematic racism that is easy to brush away by saying ‘it doesn’t have anything to do with us’.

No one is equal until everyone is. There are enough questions to ask yourself to see that we are not all equal.
Would you be happy to be treated like black or brown people? Are you constantly profiled and used as a symbol?
Are you kept down in a system so that others can stay up, just because of the colour of your skin? Are you scared of birdwatching?

Yes, all lives matter. That’s the point, but until black and brown and other lives are valued the same as white-able-bodied ones, all lives don’t matter equally. So now we are trying to use our privileged voice to support one with less privilege. And shouting ‘all lives matter’ at black voices is distracting from what is being said.

We understand that we do not understand everything. We understand that black voices need to be heard right now. We are trying to educate ourselves and we are actively trying to erase any negative, racially stereotypical language and imagery in our projects.

Currently our small bit is reading, sharing content and backstage support. But in the future, we hope to start more direct actions: in the current pandemic climate many of our outlets are limited.

We are trying to learn, and we are trying to listen and amplify.

Covid-19/Corona – What we do

20. March 2020

Dear customers, partners and friends!

In view of the current spread of COVID-19/Corona, the safety and health of our employees, our business partners and the population as a whole is our top priority.

We would like to inform you about how we are adapting to the new requirements and what precautions we are taking to maintain business operations and achieve the project goals together with you.

What we do:

Since mid-February, we have been regularly informing our staff about the need to maintain a consistently high standard of hygiene and have installed the necessary equipment in our new premises. We instruct our staff to avoid meetings of any kind.

Since March 11th, the majority of the team has been working in the home office and is only in the office, production or at a project location when absolutely necessary. Meetings and travel have thus been largely suspended. We follow all necessary precautions recommended by the local authorities. The aim of all these measures is to reduce the possibility of infection and slow down the pandemic.

Should any of our employees who have been in contact with one of our business partners become infected, we will inform you immediately.

How we work together and with you:

All our communication including meetings and workshops is digital. This has been possible since 2017 thanks to a comprehensive digitalisation of all our communication, creation and accounting processes.

We are well positioned and will use our creative potential to counter the crisis situation.

We are monitoring and re-evaluating the situation on a daily basis to take all necessary precautions. We thank you for your partnership and look forward to further – for the time being digital – cooperation. If you need support in this regard or have any other questions, please do not hesitate to contact us personally.

Stay sane!

Tomke Hahn, Christoph Mäurer, Andreas Salsamendi, Felix Hansen

and the entire team at simple

New Address

8. March 2020

In the year of our 20th anniversary, we are moving to a new location – to be precise, to the other end of the block in the CLOUTH 104 in Nippes.

Our new address is
simple GmbH
Clouth 104 /Block B
Niehler Straße 104

Behind the Stripes

1. September 2019

The adidas Archive made a great discovery just in time for its 70th birthday. We created an exhibition to present it.

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Belief, Concrete, Light

27. August 2019

An exhibition of the M:AI about the churches of modernity in a church of modernity. simple makes Gottfried Böhm’s brutalistic building of the church St. Gertrud readable with light and digital projections.

From Monday 9.9.2019 in St. Gertrud, Krefelder Straße 57, 50670 Köln, Germany ///silently.snooze.unveils

Change your style – not the climate

20. June 2019

Experience how climate protection can be actively implemented at the Ideen Expo in Hanover. We interactively staged fashion, transportation and nutrition as target group-relevant topics.

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Oops, we did it again!

25. January 2019

New colour, different experience: the exhibition of the winners of the Iconic Awards 2019 – Innovative Interior at the “Kölnischer Kunstverein”

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“Open Germany” – spatial experience as an open invitation

18. September 2018

The competition entry of terrain: integral designs/ simple/ Nüssli for the German pavilion at Expo 2020 in Dubai has made it into the shortlist of the last five entrants. “We are open” is the message of the German pavilion. Its architectural language presents Germany as an open platform for innovation – even the textile facade with its transparent construction reflects this idea. Architecture, building technology and exhibition form an overall technical and thematic system. German key technologies and innovations are not only part of the visitor experience, they are also used for the building and the exhibition.

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simple Produktion:
We are online!

23. April 2018

On simple-produktion.de we show our skills.
Benefit from our expertise and experience in planning and realizing complex projects.
Feel free to contact us! 

Happy Birthday!

22. April 2018

The Chocolarium is celebrating its first anniversary this week. 155,000 visitors have been attracted by the brand experience of Swiss chocolate manufacturer Maestrani. The target of 100,000 visitors in the first year had already been reached after seven months. Together with Maestrani we are working on new features.

Giant germs and parasite patterns

22. January 2018

At this year’s International Green Week, together with the Federal Institute for Risk Assessment, simple is taking a close look at kitchen hygiene!

The trade fair visitor becomes a detective. Until 28.01.2018, the giant killer sponge or the germs-agent rally will require instinct and brains.

Yellow color boost

14. January 2018

For the winners of the Iconic Awards 2018, simple is developing an exhibition design with a shiny yellow framework that beams you away.

This evening, the German Design Council will present the awards on the occasion of the imm cologne and the Passagen. The exhibition “Design im Kunstverein” is open until 21 January 2018.

simple moves on…

8. September 2017

It’s not only our passion for food and cooking that has prompted us to move into the canteen of Cologne’s former Clouth works.
We are motivated more by an urge to do something new, to keep moving, and to change our perspective. And we want to do this now rather than later. With immediate effect! Until further notice!
We look forward to welcoming you all around our table again very soon.

New address from 11.9.2017:

simple Studio Köln
Xantener Str. 4 – 8
50733 Köln

Come in! Come in!

1. September 2017

The information centre for food and agriculture “Acker und Teller” (From Farm Gate to Plate) designed by simple and m&p will be opening soon in the heart of Berlin.

Last weekend, visitors were offered an initial taster: On the occasion of the German Federal Government’s Open Day, we created an activities area dedicated to the subject of regional food and healthy nutrition designed to whet appetites and get those grey cells working!

A big breakfast

11. May 2017

simple designs this year’s stand at the International Green Week for the Federal Institute for Risk Assessment: a big breakfast the safe way!

Maestrani’s Chocolarium
opens its doors!

30. March 2017

simple has created an unusual and distinctive brand experience for the Swiss chocolate manufacturer Maestrani.

Covering an area of 2000 square metres, the »Chocolate Factory of Happiness« opens on 1 April 2017 in Flawil near St. Gallen. Everything in the exhibition revolves around the question: How does happiness get into chocolate?

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iF Award for »The Next
100 Years« exhibits

10. March 2017

We are delighted to receive an award for the exhibits we developed for »The Next 100 Years« celebrations for the brands MINI, BMW, ROLLS-ROYCE and BMW Motorrad. Appropriately, the award ceremony took place at the BMW Welt in Munich, where we were able to collect the prize in person.

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F&M Retail revamped for EuroShop

5. March 2017

simple develops a new corporate image for F&M Retail – a German-Italian company that plans and implements international retail and interior design projects. The concept premièred at EuroShop 2017 with an trade fair stand also designed by simple.

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