The 10 Winners Of Association of German Furniture Industry Global Photography Contest

Sponsored by the German Furniture Industry:
What does #beingathome mean to you? This is the question that formed the basis of an exciting global photography contest held by the Association of German Furniture between 5 - 18 August, 2019. Contestants were asked to submit photographs that depict their favourite place in the home, across ten categories as part of the #zuhausesein / #beingathome initiative. A total of 232 entries were received from 19 countries as far and wide as India, Switzerland and South Africa!

It was an honour to be a part of the jury, and so inspiring to see so many beautiful entries, thank you so much for taking the time to enter!   

Here are the 10 winning photographs: 

1. Outdoor Living

Winner: Silvia Ferrando, Italy 
Copyright / Instagram: Silvia Ferrando @illumino_home_ideas
Category prize: SK 07 Ritual bowl: designed by Stefan Knopp for JANUA

2. Tiny Spaces

Winner: Karst Rauhé, Netherlands
Copyright / Instagram: Karst Rauhé / @krrrrst
Prize: Super Light by Bordbar

3. The Hallway

Winner: Agata Dimmich, Italy
Copyright / Instagram: Agata Dimmich / @passion_shake

4. Kitchen Lover

Winner: Mike Klar, Germany
Copyright / Instagram: Mike Klar / Mensur Liang, homemade studio / @herrklar
Prize: Fabella light designed by Laura Straßer for Caussa

5. Relaxed Sleeping

Winner: Anastasia Benko, Germany
Copyright / Instagram: Anastasia Benko / @stilzitat
Prize: Pfeife Night Stand designed by Vitamin Design

6. The Living Room

Winner: Roger Lemoyne, Canada
Copyright / Instagram: Roger Lemoyne / @rogerlemoyne

7. The Bathroom

Winner: Alex Schälar, Germany
Copyright / Instagram: Alex Schälar @dieartige

8. Living with Children

Winner: Elizabeth Barrett, USA
Copyright / Instagram: Elizabeth Barrett & Kristen Fiore / @kristenelizabethdesign
Prize: Birdy stool from Hülsta 

9. Working at Home

Winner: Vicson Chan Chua, Philippines
Copyright / Instagram: Vicson Chan Chua / @neonvixx

10. Other Forms of Living

Winner: Pepper Schmidt, Germany
Copyright / Instagram: Pepper Schmidt / @heimatbaum
Prize: S18 side table / Thonet

A huge congratulations to all the winners!  We feel they really captured the essence of #zuhausesein / #beingathome.

In addition to a piece of furniture from a German furniture manufacturer, the winners can look forward to: 
  • Integration of your picture in the photo exhibition at IMM Cologne 2020
  • Integration of your picture in the German Design Book 2020
  • Two tickets and one overnight stay to IMM Cologne 2020 (the VDM will provide a travel allowance of up to €500. The winner is responsible for making the booking which will be refunded by the VDM).
You can find out more information about the #zuhausesein / #beingathome initiative on this website as well as on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter


This post is sponsored by the Association of the German Furniture Industry - however, all words are my own and I only ever work with brands I love and think you will too.


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