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Meet the judges

  • From The United Kingdom
  • From Germany

    Kirstin Ollech
    The world of textiles is her profession and passion: Kirstin Ollech is the editor responsible for all textile products at “Schöner Wohnen”, the leading interior design magazine in Germany.

    The art historian started her journalistic career at the furniture trade magazine “Arcade” in 1996 before becoming a member of the editorial team for the women’s magazine “Brigitte” at Gruner & Jahr publishing house in 2001. Kirstin Ollech has since shared her extensive knowledge on fabrics, wallpapers and rugs with “Schöner Wohnen’s” readers for over ten years, providing tips and advice on how to create a truly individual and stylish room.

    Bastian der Wohnprinz
    Bastian der Wohnprinz is Germany’s most successful living and design vlogger. His YouTube channel, “Wohnprinz” – founded in 2010 – has more than 72,000 subscribers who draw inspiration from Bastian’s various creative videos.

    Bastian shares his affection for the world of living, lifestyle and decor through a lively exchange with his fans via social media. With his open-minded personality, he presents easy DIY ideas along with interior concepts and high-class design pieces – all with the same enthusiasm and charm.

    Matthias Germershausen
    Matthias Germershausenis an established interior designer, who has worked with prestigious brands, high quality textiles and extraordinary patterns for over 30 years. His comprehensive knowledge has been proved through a wide range of projects, transforming private spaces into rooms with a unique atmosphere.

    Together with his wife he runs his own interior design studio “Pompadour”, founded in 1995. The company offers one-stop design concepts and manufacturing with a team of six experts – including upholstery and sewing in a 180 square metre atelier in the heart of Hamburg.

    Katharina Tiringer

    Katharina Tiringer is an online journalist working for Germany’s largest home and design platform – a vivid community of people admiring the interior world.
    “Live as you like”: According to’s motto, the most diverse interior styles meet here. Community members upload pictures of their homes, and share ideas and lifestyle tips. As supervisor, Katharina Tiringer is in close contact with them every single day, driving social media activities and creating home stories for the platform’s online magazine. She sits at the hub of inspiration and trends delivered by thousands of interior fans on a daily basis.

  • From France
  • From Sweden