In 1982, Manfred’s teNeues eldest son, Hendrik teNeues, established teNeues Publishing Company in New York as the first foreign subsidiary. A calendar programme was developed in cooperation with leading American museums, such as The Museum of Modern Art, New York; The National Gallery of Art, Washington D.C.; and The Art Institute of Chicago. At the same time, the product base was expanded by adding calendars into the general American
retail market. After a short time, the entire teNeues Publishing Group adopted this range of calendars inter-nationally. This was an important milestone for the international representation of teNeues. In 1985 teNeues Publishing entered the book business by distributing the publications of a well-known German art book publisher. Hendrik teNeues succeeded in winning numerous artists and secured worldwide and exclusive licenses from the foundations of Andy Warhol, Robert Mapplethorpe and Keith Haring. In addition to calendars, a series of other art products were also developed, such as cards, posters, and address books,
which are successfully sold worldwide in museum shops and during exhibitions.
Hendrik teNeues is Publisher and Managing Director of teNeues Publishing Group. In 2006 he joined the Board of Europes 500. Born and raised in Germany, he studied Business Administration in Cologne and Munich, where he graduated in 1978. In 1978 he moved to New York and started to work in banking at Schroders until 1981. In 1982 he founded teNeues Publishing Company in NewYork where he lived and worked until 1992.
In 1993 he moved back to Germany to join the parent company teNeues Verlag, a 50 year old publisher of books, calendars, and stationery products. teNeues is among the leading international publishers of such products with offices in Kempen (headquarters), Dusseldorf, London, Milan, Madrid, Paris, New York, and distribution in over 70 countries. teNeues Publishing Group employs 160 and is owned by Hendrik teNeues and his brother Sebastian, 37.
Hello GreenNotes: Blank Boxed…by teNeues Publishing Company
It’s fascinating to trace the evolution of this international publishing powerhouse. In 1931 when Dr. Heinz teNeues, grandfather of the current managing partners, Hendrik and Sebastian founded the teNeues offset printers in Krefeld, nobody could have guessed the direction the firm would take. Destroyed in the war, the printing plant was rebuilt 12km away in Kempen by Dr. teNeues and his son Manfred. It was from here that in 1958 the first teNeues art calendar--and towards the end of the sixties--the first greeting cards were produced. Under the far-sighted guidance of Dr. Manfred teNeues the firm prospered. In 1977 the teNeues publishing division was separated from the printing plant. It was at this stage that the basis for international expansion was set: in 1982 Dr. Manfred's eldest son Hendrik set up the teNeues Publishing Company in New York. Other subsidiaries quickly followed in London and Paris.
teNeues Publishing Company publishes and markets books and calendars in the United States and internationally. It publishes books in the areas of lifestyle/boulevard, design, interior design, travel, pop culture, automotive, cool cities, AAD guides, photography, fashion, film, erotic art photography, collector's editions, architecture, hotels, and nature and ecology; publishes stationery, such as blank books, journals, post cards, greeting cards, booklets, gift-wrapped green notes, green notes, gift-wrapped green thanks, green thanks, greengift-notes, quick notes, notecard boxes, pets rock, and travel journals; and provides visual communication in the areas of architecture, travel, beauty, d...