Livingetc Style Awards 2021 winners: Home Tech category

The winners of the Home Tech category of Livingetc's Style Awards 2021 are announced

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As chosen by our judges, Livingetc editor Pip McCormac, Livingetc Editorial Director Sarah Spiteri, Livingetc columnists and interior designers Linda Boronkay and Minnie  Kemp and fashion stylist legend Lucinda Chambers, these are the best pieces of home tech you'll want to fold into your life now. 

Home Tech - winner: Fitness Mirror by VAHA


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Loaded with over 200 different workouts for every exercise preference, the VAHA mirror streams a hologram directly into your home, acting as a virtual personal trainer. It's part of the revolutionising of the home fitness market, a way to bring classes conveniently into the lives of the user, and is also simply really good fun to work out with. The system includes access to the world’s best fitness instructors, as well as live classes and personalised training sessions. 

“This is an expensive piece of kit, but for unlimited and personalised PT and access to the world’s best trainers, it’s worth the investment” says Sarah Spiteri.

Shop the VAHA mirror here.

Home Tech - Design Icon - winner: Dyson Purifier Hot+Cool™ Formaldehyde purifying fan heater


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The Design Icon award is normally reserved for enduring classics, but the judges wanted to include it here, despite this being a new product. The panel felt the Dyson Purifier Hot+Cool™ Formaldehyde purifying fan heater deserved Design Icon status as it’s a modern riff on the classic Dyson fan, getting rid of over 99% of the formaldehyde particles in the air, answering a problem that homeowners are only more recently waking up to.

 “Formaldehyde is sadly in so much of what we’ve traditionally decorated with, and this is a very elegant solution,” says Pip McCormac. It also captures dust, allergens and bacterias so, in these germ and pollutant-aware times, makes for a wise addition to the home.

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