A few weeks ago I introduced you to the cool initiative by the German association of the furniture industry VDM entitled #beingathome or #zuhausesein in German. It was a global photo contest to emphasize the importance of a personal home full of character. The VDM invited people from around the world to send in pictures of what #beingathome means to them in ten defined categories. I was honored to be one of the jury members and to help pick the following ten lucky winners out of 232 photographs from 19 countries:
Category: Outdoor Living. Winner: Silvia Ferrando, Italy. Prize: Bowl ‘SK 07 Ritual’ by Janua.
Category: Tiny Spaces. Winner: Karst Rauhé, Netherlands. Prize: ‘Super Light’ by Bordbar.
Category: The Hallway. Winner: Agata Dimmich, Italy. Prize: Wardrobe ‘Line’ by Schönbuch.
Category: Kitchen Lover. Winner: Mike Klar, Germany. Prize: ‘Fabella’ lamp by Caussa.
Category: Relaxed Sleeping. Winner: Anastasia Benko, Germany. Prize: Bedside table ‘Pfeife’ by Vitamin Design.
Category: The Living Room. Winner: Roger Lemoyne, Canada. Prize: Stool ‘953’ by Rolf Benz.
Category: The Bathroom. Winner: Alex Schäler, Germany. Prize: Shelf ‘L-Cube’ by Duravit.
Category: Living with Children. Winner: Elizabeth Barrett, USA. Prize: Stool ‘Birdie’ by Hülsta.
Category: Working at Home. Winner: Vicson Chan Chua, Philippines. Prize: Chair by Tojo.
Category: Other forms of Living. Winner: Pepper Schmidt, Germany. Prize: Sidetable ‘S18’ by Thonet.
The lucky winners did not only receive each a piece of authentic German design for their homes, but they will all attend the coming imm furniture fair in January 2020 in Cologne, Germany, too. Additionally, all their winning photos will be shown in a exhibition at the fair and a design book containing all their winner pictures will be published as well. Wow, what a treat for the winners! And I am happy we have great people from around the globe who made the cut! Congrats to everybody!
This blog post has been brought to you in collaboration with VDM. As always all opinions and photos are my own. Thank you for supporting the brands who support this blog!
Photo credits of each winner is linked to their Instagram