What can you expect?
More than ever, we are convinced that it is essential to connect people and brands in the real world and in real time.
In an increasingly digitalized world, we help brands to build deep and lasting relationships
with their target groups - in real life.
Because we believe that the strongest and most emotional connections can only be made through real encounters in physical spaces.
That's why we design unique spaces - from showrooms and POS to pop-up concepts - that impress and have a lasting impact on people. In this way, we support our clients in bringing their brand to life and building a loyal, enthusiastic community.

Our team consists of over 35 consultants, strategists, creatives, design experts and developers who work at the highest level, constantly questioning themselves and always keeping an eye on the future.

Services and Competences

Showroom
Consulting
Brand Space
Creative Strategy
Concept Store
Concept
Shop-in-Shop
Design
Pop-Up
Interior Design
Window
Product Design
POS
Design Development
Activation
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Production
Material Details
Event
Distribution

Literally no more time for excuses

We see the responsibility in our work to actively influence the interaction of the economy, the environment, social issues and aesthetics. We all need a more conscious approach to waste and wastefulness – that means reduce, reuse and recycle.
As a brand retail design agency, we are drivers, lateral thinkers, sparring partners and experts for solutions and ideas that do not compromise aesthetics, design and efficiency at the cost of the planet and its people.

We work in a business sector that has recently been subject to sharp criticism regarding issues of sustainability with all its ecological, ethical and social facets. Our industry is under pressure to meet the challenges of digitalisation and the ever-faster response to trends. This often results in shorter production cycles and poor waste management.

To help shape the future of the trade, we actively contribute our part to ecological rethinking. Our motivation is to accompany brands and companies in their environmental reorientation.

In following our corporate responsibility, we continuously develop innovative solutions in the design process, production and implementation that best meet our quality standards.

It’s literally time to act responsibly.

Driven by values

Creativity, flexibility, experience, energy, vision, courage, responsibility, self-reflection, confidence, activism
Buzzword Point of Experience. A short statement.
Through networking and the ever-increasing complexity of the world, the collective is becoming more and more significant. The 'we' culture is a measure of genuine connection, belonging and resonance. For brands, this opens up the opportunity to increase their sphere of influence and build and lead valuable communities through physical experiences. Our mission is to design brand spaces so that the focus is not on the sale of goods but on the soul of the brand. Stationary retail is the place for encounters – with people, with products and brands. A space, an environment that can be experienced and charged for creating belonging, desirability and distinction. Social developments must also become visible in physical space. The Future Point of Experience stands for a conscious experience – browsing, discovering, socialising, learning, inspiring, experiencing, irritating, collaborating or testing.
What does self-efficacy mean to you?
We see self-efficacy as the frankness to encounter oneself and others with courage and curiosity. We nurture this through active engagement in the collective and create spaces for honest exchange. We see self-efficacy as an essential cultural value. By promoting each individual's self-efficacy, we strengthen the community and our culture of trust, which makes us doers that are fit for the future. We represent the principle that everyone can successfully master future challenges with the awareness of their capabilities and their effects within the group.
How do you define personal success?
And that’s also what drives us to lead the agency further into a value-based and self-determining organisation. This means working with people who appreciate and recognise the added value of the collective. Appreciation plays an essential role in this. We are service providers and experts in what we do – the pressure is sometimes enormous, and we can only come together and do well if we sense a mutual base. And if we earn enough money so that we can continue to lead a balanced life together in the agency, then that’s the best kind of success.
What does community mean to you?
For us, community means partnerships and relationships. There is a shared understanding of values and openness in dealing with expectations and performance. Transparency, fairness and enthusiasm are common motivators. Our brand mission statement defines the community as our central value.
What don't you like at all?
Posturing and dishonesty.
Talking Literally – do you really achieve it?
For us, this means talking about the significant issues that are in the room. We don't always manage to do it. However, 2020 has confirmed the need to dive deeper into it – be it in internal interaction or with business partners. A genuine relationship can withstand that. We want to talk about the right issues and be allowed to ask the important questions. We also demand this in return. Looking inwards, it is our responsibility to continuously encourage the team in the sense of advancement and development. Last year, for example, we offered weekly platforms at the beginning of the COVID-phase, where we encouraged people again and again to ask questions and address uncertainties and fears. With success.
A few hard facts on women's quota, fluctuation, average age ...
We have a strong team spirit in the agency and an intense appreciation for each other. Younger employees feel this quickly, and we can also verify this with employees who have been working with us for many years. The quota of women is 58% and within the management team; including the executive board, the quota is 50%. Diversity is very important to us because we believe in enrichment through diversity. So, we are also heterogeneous in our teams when it comes to age, gender or origin.
What about benefits for employees?
If you have the courage and make yourself visible, you can shape many things yourself and become involved in the most diverse areas. Whether it's Alex (DTP Operator) introducing us to the world of gaming with a passionate keynote and showing even the sceptics that the cliché of the nerd in front of the game console is long outdated. Or when Nina (Designer Design Development) demonstrates the latest life-hacks on how we can make our everyday lives more sustainable. Or when Anna (Working Student Market Research) turns the topic of her Master's thesis into the theme of a networking evening – we are a group of doers who love to try out new things, gain perspective together, share our knowledge and passions, and pursue ideas together. We also cater to each individual's needs and allow our employees to work flexible hours, remotely or on sabbatical. As a brand retail agency that has made it it's business to stage spaces, we naturally also place a lot of value on our working environment. Our office is a colourful oasis that is constantly changing and evolving with the people in it.
How transparent are you with company data?
The agency has changed quite a lot in the last few years, and the topic of self-determination and active self-positioning goes hand-in-hand with turning employees into entrepreneurs. We are continually developing new concepts and putting them to the test. We are very transparent in how we think, what concerns us, what spurs us on, where we do well and where we would like to become better. An open, transparent and honest culture only works if we too are open.
What’s your WHY?
We have been in business since 1995 because we believe in the power of relationships as the most important foundation for a better tomorrow.
What else are you interested in? Just ask. We’ll be happy to answer.

Community & Culture

We are no superheroes. We know what we can do and appreciate what others bring to the table. We see liking people and taking an interest in them, knowing, understanding and reflecting on them as a basic prerequisite. Not one person has the answer, we all have to pool our skills, ideas and courage. This is the only way we can have honest relationships. We don't need egos, we think in networks. We see ourselves as a self-effective organization. The feeling of "we" comes first. We are open to experiments that we boldly enter into. We want to go beyond mediocrity and irrelevance. We can only achieve this with an intrinsic drive for excellence and an openness to change. To achieve this, we demand and encourage discipline and an openness to learning.

Salon39

a celebration of people, creativity, and collaboration
What is Salon39?
SALON39 is a dynamic knowledge platform that brings together people of different experiences and expertise to celebrate a festival of inspiration, skills and genuine relationships. With innovative talks, bold masterclasses and a lively exchange, SALON39 encourages the sharing of knowledge and experience to grow together. Our colorful stage and diverse voices reflect the visionary direction of Designplus as we co-create a forward-looking world shaped by relationships, creativity and collaboration. Become a part of SALON39 and get actively involved. Community is the basis of growth.
It´s all about the people. Proud that we make you WOW.
Meike Finkelnburg
Strategy + Management
Domagoj Pelc
SCM
Peter Gross
Concept + Management
Alexander Glück
DTP
Hannes Melzian
Creative Direction
Viviene Zink
Finance & Administration
Anne-Laure Minvielle
Design Development
Pia Regenbrecht
Design Development +
Sustainable Design
Marita Schwenkedel-Braun
Concept & Design Development
Marleen Pauli
Project Management
Philippe Regentrop
Design Development
Vasilis Belechris
Logistics
Uli Braun
Design Development
Sarah Geißler
Concept & Communication Design
Sebastian Sickinger
Account +
New Business
Pit Schmidt
Account
Stephan Thomas
Logistics
Patrick Sieloff
Account
Eilean Bloem
Corporate Communication +
Equality
Volker Korn
Design Development
Tsampika Hatziioannou
Logistics + Administration
Baoyi Li
Design Development
Lilli Benz
Strategy
Alexander Schultz
Design Development
Jonas Cromm
DTP
Damon Scheffold
Design Development
Ulrich Koch
Project Management
Milon Sprenger
Logistics
Monica Blanes
Design Development
Jennifer Roser
Project Management
Leonie Eisele
Design Development
Lilly Englert
Concept & Communication Design
Maja von Hasseln
Concept & Communication Design
Rumi
Feel Good Manager

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