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Photo Competition: What Does #beingathome Mean To You?

Paid partnership with the Association of the German Furniture Industry:
What does #beingathome mean to you? This is the question the Association of German Furniture has asked manufacturers, experts and designers as part of the #zuhausesein (#beingathome) initiative. And now they would like to hear from you! You are invited to enter an exciting global photo competition to show what #beingathome means to you. 

Sound interesting? Wait 'til you hear what the winner of each category will win:
  • 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)
  • A fab piece of furniture from a German furniture manufacturer
And the competition is open globally! Yes, really!

You can enter a maximum of one image per category, with ten categories in total. Details on how to enter can be found at the bottom of the page. But first, here's a list of the categories:

Outdoor Living


SK 07 Ritual bowl: designed by Stefan Knopp for JANUA, the winner of the Outdoor Living category will receive this expressive bowl which traverses the border between furniture and objet d'art. Turned out of a piece of wood, the bowls are then char burned, resulting in a unique surface with cracks, holes and fractures. Perfectly imperfect, the bowl can be used in daily life or regarded as art (or both!).

2. Tiny Spaces


The winning entry in the Tiny Spaces category will win a Super Light. This small light has a BIG story and is lighter than you think. The reason? It has been expertly crafted using the same light construction process found in the aircraft industry. Made to last with powdered aluminium and 41 rivets set by hand, Bordbar designed this fab light so you can have a little piece of aircraft construction in your home!

3. The Hallway - the ticket to your home





LINE coat rack:  Hallways are all about making people feel welcome. And that is exactly what Schönbuch prides itself on in the production of creative, functional furnishings, fittings and concepts. The winner of the 'The Hallway' category will win a classic LINE coat rack which is available in countless colours and finishes and can be used solo or in a group - monochrome or multi-coloured. You decide!

4. Kitchen Lover





The winner of the Kitchen Lover category will take a home a beautiful Fabella light! Inspired by a Fontane poem, this pear-shaped porcelain light was designed by Laura Straßer for Caussa. Depending on the strength and colour of the light bulb and the colour of the glazing, the porcelain shade becomes translucent and emits a warm glow for a wonderful, hygge atmosphere. Choose between four colours and a white or black textile cable.

5. Relaxed Sleeping





Pfeife Night Stand: Designed by Vitamin Design, who pride themselves on ecological and timeless, modern solid wood furniture, the Pfeife night stand is the dream prize in the 'Relaxed Sleeping' category. Made from a single oak trunk and characterised by open knots and cracks, it will look beautiful by the bed!

6.  The Living Room - my private retreat



Rolf Benz 953 footstool: Since it's foundation in 1964, Germany's best-known sofa brand Rolf Benz, takes cultural changes into consideration in the design of every piece.  In recent years, living spaces have become more flexible - calling for creative pieces of furniture. The winner of 'The Living Room' category will receive a 953 footstool, which can be moved effortlessly so you can put your feet up anywhere in your home!

7. The Bathroom - the private wellness temple





L-Cube shelf element: Quiet, clarity, space for contemplation. This is how designer Christian Werner described his vision for the L-Cube - a range of bathroom furniture for Duravit AG, a leading international manufacturer of designer bathrooms. The less distracting the bathroom, the more likely the occupant will find peace and relaxation. And the lucky winner of 'The Bathroom' category will certainly find peace with an L-Cube shelf element! 

8. Living with Children


Birdy: Poufs can take up a lot of space, but not this one! The 'Living with Children' prize is the birdy stool from Hülsta - an ideal piece for putting your feet up or as extra seating. Available in ten different pure new wool colours, the designer stool works equally well in the living room or a children's room. Plus, it's super cute!

9. Work at Home




Cantilever chair: Dynamic and innovative, Tojo Möbel GmbH develops multi awards winning furniture at affordable prices. The highly functional, space-saving and comfy Cantilever Chair has an exchangeable seat shell and can be dismantled when not in use - and has been reserved for the lucky winner of the Work at Home category.

10. Other Forms of Living (e.g. caravans)



S18 side table: The clever design of the S18 side table by Uli Budde for Thonet reads like an ode to the first Thonet bentwood classics. Made from a powder-coated base frame and a lacquered surface in black, this circular side table is waiting to add an exciting new perspective to the home of the winner of the 'Other Forms of Living' category.

Feeling inspired to enter the photo competition? Here are the next steps:

How to enter
1. Take a picture that answers the question 'What does #beingathome mean to you'? (you can enter up to ten photos - one for each category).
2. Share your image/s on your preferred social media channel: Instagram, Facebook or Twitter using the hashtags #zuhausesein and #beingathome and tag VDM (Facebook: (@zuhauseseinVDM), Instagram: (@zuhausesein_VDM) or Twitter: (@zuhausesein)
3. Like VDM on your preferred social media channel (Facebook: (@zuhauseseinVDM), Instagram: (@zuhausesein_VDM) or Twitter: (@zuhausesein)
4. Send your entry (photos must be at least 300 dpi) to zuhausesein@real-communications.com along with the following details:
  • Name of the category you are entering
  • Name
  • Date of birth
  • Country
  • Telephone and email
  • Name of your social media channel
The deadline for all submissions is 23.59 (GMT+1), 18th August, 2019. The winners will be announced here on 27th August, 2019.

Wishing you best of luck - I can't wait to see your entries!


Terms and conditions:
This competition is global; there are no country restrictions. Participants must be over 18 years of age. Only one entry can be submitted per category (maximum of ten submissions in total).

Data protection and legal Recourse:

Responsible: The Association of the German Furniture Industry e.V. (VDM is the organiser of this competition and is responsible for data protection. Real Communications will run the competition as an authorised service provider and handle the personal data entered or left behind by the participants in this campaign responsible. If you have any questions, you can contact the data protection officer of the association at info@moebelindustrie.de.

The essentials in brief; personal data requested from participants in order to participate in the VDM competition will be processed primarily for the purpose of running the competition. The processing of personal data takes place lawfully on the basis of the DSGVO, names - depending on the purpose - for the fulfilment of a contract or the execution of the competition. Only our service provider Real Communications has access to the data, which is only used for sending the prizes by post. We do not receive the data ourselves and do not pass it on to other third parties within the meaning of the DSGVO without our consent. We delete the data records as soon as the winners have been determined and notified, the prizes have been dispatched, no complaints or complaints regarding the competition are to be expected and, above all, insofar as there are no individual obligations under commercial or tax law to retain data. The latter may last up to 10 years.
A cash payment of the profit is not possible. The profit is transferable. legal recourse is excluded.

*The winner retains copyright of their own image but agrees to VDM using it on their social channels, website or publications for an unlimited period for the purpose of the #Zuhausesein campaign. All sources will be acknowledged. 

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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Win a natural linen tablecloth and napkins!

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Thank you so much to everyone who entered, I loved hearing about all the different types of food you enjoy at this time of the year *mouth waters*. I'm excited to announce the winner of this beautiful tablecloth and napkins from Nordal as, drum roll......

Koza Domowa - congratulations! Please send me a mail with your full name, address and phone number so Nordal can ship your prize to you.

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To me, this time of the year is about getting together with family and friends over food, drink and candlelight  - how about you? I try to do something a little different every year with my table setting (check out this year's here). If you're looking for a new look and haven't got around to organising anything yet I might just have the perfect give-away for you! Danish homeware brand Nordal are offering you the chance to win a beautiful pure natural linen tablecloth (140 x 270 cm) and a set of six napkins to match Oh yay! See below for how to enter.



 N.B. I love the more relaxed look but the tablecloth and napkins look beautiful ironed too! 

This give-away is now closed. 

Check out Nordal's beautiful home-ware items here. 

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You must be age of majority in your country of residence. We are not responsible for any duties, import taxes that you may incur. Only 1 entry per person. 

This post is brought to you in collaboration with Nordal, however all words are my own and I only ever work with brands I love and think you will too. 

1 & 2 Photography: Niki Brantmark / Styling Genevieve Jorn. 3. Courtesy of Nordal

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The winner of two beautiful cushions from Nordal

Time to announce the winner!

 .....Things are about to get a whole lot comfier (and prettier) on the new corner bench in Heather Townsend's dining room! Congratulations!

If this isn't you, no worries, these 100% cotton cushions in dusty rose, light grey, dark grey canvas, bordeux and purple grey are available through various retail outlets throughout Europe - check the Nordal website for more details  (sorry guys outside of Europe, let's hope they ship further afield soon)....

Thank you for entering!





Photography / production: Niki Brantmark - My Scandinavian Home 

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You must be age of majority in your country of residence. We are not responsible for any duties, import taxes that you may incur. Only 1 entry per person. This prize is non-transferable and cannot be exchanged for monetary value; No cash alternatives to the stated prize will be offered; Valid until 8th May 2018.

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The winner of an exclusive limited edition framed 'Palm Print' from Absolut Art!

Thank you so much to everyone who entered the a-ma-zing give-away to win a limited edition Palm Trees print by Ruvan Wijesooriva from Absolut Art. I'm excited to announce the winner as....

Susan!

Congratulations! I'll be in touch shortly so we can send your prize to you! If this isn't you, all is not lost. Keep an eye on My Scandinavian Home for the exclusive reader offer very soon!







Photography: Niki Brantmark / My Scandinavian Home.


This post was brought to you in collaboration with Absolut Art. All words are my own - and I only ever work with brands I love and think you will too. Thank you for supporting the wonderful businesses that make My Scandinavian Home possible. 

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The winner of £300 (€355) to spend at Houseology is....

Thank you for entering the give-way to win a voucher worth £300 ($370 / €355) to spend at fab online store Houseology! I loved reading through all your home decorating goals for 2017 - there were so many great entries it was almost impossible to choose! But after a little deliberation, I now have a winner....

Congratulations Reelika J - please send me a mail so Houseology can send over your voucher!

If this isn't you, the team at Houseology are still available to help you with your vision. Visit the online store to pick up fabulous furniture, lighting and accessories from brands such as &tradition, Muuto, Menu, Flos and Vitra! Plus there's a handy interior design community section with master classes and tips and tricks to help you update your home and reach your goals! I think some of the below items might help me with mine....

Happy shopping!











1. Yeh wall table 2. Marble wall clock 3. Flos IC S1 pendant lamp 4. Nikki Jones Alber cushion 5.  La Lampe Gras 6. menu string lounge chair  7. Muuto dot coat hooks  8. &Tradition raft stool


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No purchase necessary. You must be age of majority in your country of residence. Void where prohibited. We are not responsible for any duties, import taxes that you may incur. Only 1 entry per person. This prize is non-transferable and cannot be exchanged for monetary value; No cash alternatives to the stated prize will be offered; Valid until 10th January 2018.

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The winner of two beautiful vases from Nordal

Thank you so much for entering the give-away to win the lovely RING vase and deco bottle by unique Danish homeware brand Nordal. Sadly I could only pick one winner (I wish I could have sent one to each and every one of you!) - and that's......drum roll.....

Hind in Berlin

Hind, please mail me your details so Nordal can ship your prize to you! Enjoy!







Photography Niki Brantmark / My Scandinavian Home. With assistance from Ebba Hansson.

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Abbott & Mosley watch winner / 15% reader discount

Thanks so much for entering the give-away to win an Abbott & Mosley watch. I absolutely loved reading your entries, they were so imaginative! It was soooooo tricky to pick a winner, but in the end I was taken with a poem by Siv. Congratulations! Please send me a mail so we can organise for Santa to bring you your watch on his sleigh this Christmas!  And for everyone else - the wonderful team at Abbott & Mosley are offering a 15% discount with code 'xmashome15' until 7th January 2017  -everyone's a winner! Yay! 




Featured watch: Rose Carrara Cream

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Win an Abbott & Mosley watch!

I think it's time for a give-away don't you? How about a uniquely crafted watch from Abbott & Mosley? Available in 40mm or a slimmed down 36mm and a variety of lovely combinations, Abbott & Mosley time-pieces make a perfect gift for guys or girls. They're also the first watches in the world to feature a dial made from real Italian marble meaning every single piece is unique! Love that! The wonderful team at Abbott & Mosley would like to offer you the chance to win a watch of your choice just in time for Christmas! Find out how to enter below. 







Pictures 1, 2  taken by Niki Brantmark / My Scandinavian Home of Rose Carrara Black 36, pictures 3, 4, 5 courtesy of Abbott & Mosley, featuring  Gold Marquina Black 36 and Rose Carrara Cream

How to enter
  
1. Visit the Abbott & Mosley website and take a look at The Marble Collection.
2. Let us know which watch you'd like Santa to bring you on his sled and why in the comment section below.

And that's it! Ho ho ho!

The give-away is open to everyone and closes at midnight GMT, Tuesday 6th December 2016. The winner will be announced here on My Scandinavian Home on 7th December 2016.

Terms & Conditions
You must be age of majority in your country of residence. We are not responsible for any duties, import taxes that you may incur. Only 1 entry per person. 

This post is brought to you in collaboration with Abbott & Mosley.

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The winner of £200 to spend at Houseology is.....

drum roll.....Nadine Urquhart-English

Congratulations! I hope you enjoy your longed for light! Please send me a mail with your contact details so that Houseology can send you your voucher. 

Thank you to everyone who entered and Houseology for this fab give-away! I've still got my eye on these items from the online shop!






1. Yeh wall table and GM pendant both by Menu.  2. Dinnerware by Bloomingville. 3. Murmur Still Grey bed linen and Murmur towels. 4. Amp light by Normann Copenhagen.

...And maybe one of these cosy blankets too! 

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You must be age of majority in your country of residence. We are not responsible for any duties, import taxes that you may incur. Only 1 entry per person. This prize is non-transferable and cannot be exchanged for monetary value; No cash alternatives to the stated prize will be offered; Valid until 30th September 2017.

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Win a beautiful Abbott & Mosley watch!

Looking for a new watch?! I've got just the one! Abbott & Mosley is a new up and coming watch brand which is unique in the sense that it's the first watch in the world to be made using real Italian marble - making every single timepiece unique! I've been putting this one to the test over the last week, and I can tell you, it's seriously beautiful! That's why I'm so excited to team up with Abbott & Mosley to offer you the chance to win an Abbott & Mosley watch of your choice! See below on how to enter....(it only takes a few minutes!).







How to enter:

1. Visit the Abbott & Mosley website and take a look at 'The Marble Collection'.
2. Let us know which watch you would most like to win and why in the comment section below.

And that's all!

The give-away is open to everyone and closes at midnight GMT, Thursday 25th August 2016. The winner will be announced here on My Scandinavian Home on 26th August 2016.

Terms & Conditions
You must be age of majority in your country of residence. We are not responsible for any duties, import taxes that you may incur. Only 1 entry per person. 

This post is brought to you in collaboration with Abbott & Mosley.

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Winner of beautiful bed linen from Feliz (+ 20% discount code for all!)

Thank you to everyone who entered the give-away to win beautiful, fun bed linen Feliz. I'm excited to announce the winner as....Chantelle Glasson! Congratulations! I'm more than a little envious....(please send me a mail so we can ship your prize out to you).....

but it's not over for the rest of us as the wonderful guys at Feliz are offering a fantastic 20% discount on all lines for one week only. To redeem your discount simple enter the code SCANDYLOVE at checkout - (valid until Friday 26th August, 2016). I might just have to invest in one of the beautiful sets below (and how unbelievably cute is the baby bedding?).






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The winner of 5 beautiful Scandinaviaform vases from Blackthumb

Thank you so much to everyone for entering the May day spring bank holiday to win not one but five fab Scandinaviaform vases from Blackthumb (oh yes!). I'm excited to announce the winner as....Pét'a K. Wonderful if you can drop me a mail with your preferred vases / address so we can ship your prize to you.

As you can see I didn't keep the prize all to myself (as tempted as I was!), but I will be heading over to Blackthumb for a little shopping! See you there? You can also keep up to date with @blackthumb and @scandinavianform on instagram for a great dose of interior inspiration. And if you're heading to Pulse in a few weeks, make sure you swing by booth A30 to see these vases in action and say hi!












 1. Consilium Vases & Glasilium Vases 2. Chamber Vases 3. Consilium Vases 4. Glasilium Vases

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You must be age of majority in your country of residence. We are not responsible for any duties, import taxes that you may incur. Only 1 entry per person. 

This post is sponsored by Blackthumb and Scandinaviaform.

Have a wonderful spring bank holiday!

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