我们热爱充满感情的建筑和身临其境的设计,软木公布栏,自制的意大利提拉米苏和日常烹饪的喜悦。我们相信一个精彩的故事可以触动一个观众,一个观众的力量就可以改变世界。

Florian Gerlach

Founder & Creative Director

Florian founded Totems together with his partners in 1997. With a background in business and engineering, he now focusses on customer relations, analysis and strategy. At its core, his work involves the transfer of a brand's positioning into a spatial brand experience. He loves travelling and any kind of deviation from everyday life, due to new experiences on the way. He is an Apple addict, relishes good and healthy food and enjoys leisure time with friends. He sees his family as friends - as well.

Gerard de Gorter

Founder & Managing Partner

Gerard de Gorter founded Totems together with Florian Gerlach and Peter van Lier in 1997. After studying Architecture at the University of Delft and a few years of working-experience with Rem Koolhaas and Peter Eisenman, he decided to develop his ambition further in the field where Architecture & Communication could be combined. At Totems he is mostly involved in the advancement of the company, with his latest project being the set up of a new Totems office in Shanghai. He likes to learn and experience different cultures but also enjoys staying at his home near the beach.

Peter van Lier

Founder & Creative Director

Co-founder and creative director of the Totems Group, Peter van Lier is a relentless conceptmaker. Always trying new angles to create concepts for architecture and communication, pushing the barriers of exhibition design and communication has become his second nature. His projects and creative direction have been trendsetting in the branch and created international success for Totems, establishing the agency as one of the top in Germany and the Netherlands.

Sandra Spindler

Art Director Graphic Design

Sandra is an open-minded person with a great passion for design, arrangements and graphics. She had lived in USA and works for Totems Stuttgart now. Her sophisticated handling of our clients' wishes is fabulous.

Vasco Bontje

Business Development

When he's not running marathons for good causes (most recently the Berlin Marathon 4 Parkinson) or exploring the world, Vasco is our business development man and social media aficionado. He keeps customers up to date with everything new and interesting about Totems. Rumors persist that he is also a ninja, but there is no hard evidence to be found.

Sabine van Velzen

Senior Designer

Graduated at Rotterdam Willem de Kooning Academy as interior architect, Sabine is now a highly specialized exhibition designer. Her focussed work method has resulted in a great number of successful projects. This, combined with an outgoing character makes her a favorite for our clients to work with.

Ulrich Henzler

Head of Architecture

WIth more than twenty years of field experience as an architect and creative director, Uli knows everything there is to know about building amazing spatial experiences and awesome designs. He has won so many awards for his designs, that we seriously wonder how on earth he has stayed such a cool and down-to-earth guy. We believe it's his wonderful family, his love of the great outdoors and backpacking experiences combined with his one-of-a-kind humor. But please, don't let him climb up on Chinese bar stools ever again.

Irma Duim

Office Management

Irma Duim is the office manager at Amsterdam for a lot of years. She is always there were you need her, keeps in contact with you, solve (your) problems, organizes the office and keeps the spirit going. With lots of energy she takes care of all items for colleagues and clients. Besides office managmeent she also works on projects with clients. 
 
In her time of she is a proud mom, who loves to bootcamp, to shop, to discover cities and be on the beach (with friends and a good glas of wine...). and is a qualified swim instructor. 

Li Lilila

Designer

Li is currently passing an internship in our Shanghai office. Design is her passion and she feels honored to be a part of the Totems family.

Stefanie Larson

Project Management

Long-term Totemsianer, entrepreneur and social whirlwind, Steffi is one of our brightest sparks of the Stuttgart team. She brings tons of experience to the team, thanks to years of managing big projects and dealing with customers from every background imaginable. The stories she can tell are as engaging as her personality. She always has an open ear and a piece of advice for your concerns. In 2012 she co-founded Finecraft, a concept store for outstanding products and materials by selected designers.

Jianhe Chen

Project Director

Jianhe holds a bachelor degree in product design and a master degree in exhibition design from Tongji University, where he graduated in 2004. Four years later he founded his own design workshop. He firmly believes that enough knowledge in both design and material & constructions is necessary to provide high quality projects for customers.

Jianhe's kind and open nature always wins him sympathies among others. Now, he is helping Gerard to develop the Totems office in Shanghai to win new business in China.

Lexa Dinkel

Office Management

With her open character, winning humour and amazing ability to learn the ropes of pretty much anything in no time, "Lexa" has taken the Stuttgart office by storm. She makes sure the office is running smoothly so the design team can concentrate all its energy on the creative process.

Lineke Bouman

Art Director

Thijs Bouman

Architect

Katie Yang

Project Manager

Katie is a smart and open-minded person with a passion for design. Holding a Bachelor’s Degree in Art and Design from Tongji University in Shanghai, she has a great deal of experience in the design field, leading various teams on a wide range of design projects.
 
Katie is very glad to be part of the Totems Shanghai team where her knowledge and English-skills are put into practise. She enjoys travelling, cooking and going to art events and exhibitions.

Lin Nan

Design Management

Zhengyan Chen

Designer

Sascha Elzinga

Trainee

Floortje Muskens

PR and Marketing