FvF is an independent and international publication documenting inspiring people from diverse creative and cultural backgrounds.
Our content aspires to present multifaceted personal perspectives that offer impressions of cities, various artistic industries and international urban living – from the streets of Berlin to the countryside of California. The foundation of Freunde von Freunden is our online platform. Due to our expertise in storytelling, we also produce custom publications for a variety of formats and media. These include books, brand guides, websites and online platforms. By introducing real people and stories from around the world with an honest and authentic approach, FvF attracts a global readership and remains borderless.
FvF Productions UG (haftungsbeschränkt)
Glogauer Straße 2, 10999 Berlin, Germany
Managing Directors: Frederik Frede, Tim Seifert
People & Stories from Around the World – The FvF Network
Books & Magazines – FvF Publishing
The foundation of Freunde von Freunden is our online platform. FvF Publishing explores new and established channels of communication in order to introduce our unique content via innovative approaches. We create and produce content with a broad range of themes and topics in order to make FvF relevant, enduring and ever-evolving.
Our Books: Press and Reviews
Content and Collaborations – FvF Productions
Our dynamic and talented team offer specialised skills and expertise derived from a diversity of backgrounds in the fields of design, arts and publishing. But it doesn’t stop there. We compliment our qualifications with a wealth of experience working alongside clients to develop and produce distinctive outcomes in the real world of branding. These specialised insights are the key to our growth, success and distinctive perspective.
Let's Tell a Story Together – Advertising
We have worked with clients and brands that include: Vitra, Mercedes Benz, Design Hotels and the Vienna Buisness Agency. Each client values our ability to conceptualize, develop and execute ideas beyond one-dimensional expression. Our projects result in meaningful experiences that provide enduring, powerful and far-reaching bespoke content marketing solutions and branding outcomes. For more information check FvF Productions and get in touch with Tim Seifert.
Get in Touch with Our Press Team
Say Hello to the FvF Team
The FvF team consists of a group of friends that seek authenticity for our readers, friends, and of course, for ourselves. Our strengths lie in our awareness of contemporary culture and diversity of professional talents. As a group, we connect and engage with our expanding and trusted network of curious and inspirational individuals. Supported by an extensive network of contributors across 80 international cities, we aspire to present sensitive, intelligent and sophisticated content across a range of platforms.
FAQs – Get to Know Us Even Better
How did you come up with the idea of Freunde von Freunden?
We had a design studio and agency called NoMoreSleep but were looking for an alternative to working for clients. Essentially, we wanted to do our own thing and showcase our abilities. We created everything from logo, branding to website development, design and overall strategic concept. We asked our friend Ailine Liefeld to take the pictures and began portraying our friends. This is also where the initial focus came from- as a lot of our friends are creatives, designers or artists.
When did you start?
We had the idea for FvF beginning of 2009 and went online in October 2009. In Summer 2010 we started with videos and a year later we spread our wings internationally and released interviews with friends and creatives from Sao Paulo to Copenhagen.
In November 2011 we published our first hard cover book which can be ordered here. In Spring 2013 we released the FvF iPad Magazine, to give our audience a mobile- and tablet-focused way to enjoy our content.
How do you choose the apartments you feature?
We never look for apartments but for people. The important thing for us is the person and we get surprised by how they live. In most cases we don’t know what to expect when we visit someone at home.
How do you select your guests?
We want to stay true to our focus and portrait Freunde von Freunden, friends of friends. From the beginning we literally worked with close friends and asked them if they want to recommend another friend. This is how we expanded our network and how we wish to continue. We are interested in people from different fields equally. Our focus is on individuals who are inspiring and have a passion. No matter if it‘s gardening, cooking or designing Spaceshuttles.
Can I contribute as writer or photographer?
We have an established team but are open to new collaborations. If you think you match the FvF spirit, you are welcome to send your photo or writing portfolio (which shouldn‘t exceed 5 mb) to our submissions address. Please understand that feedback might take some time.
I don’t see advertising, why?
We don‘t believe in traditional banner advertising that detracts from the overall design and content of our website. We want to create value for our readers.
Are your portraits exclusive content produced only for FvF’s publishing purposes?
No, they are not. But we only provide other media outlets and magazines with text and pictures, when the context and aesthetic fits to our approach and guest and contributors agree to another publication. Feel free to contact us, when you are interested in our content and we’ll find an agreement.
How do you finance FvF?
With FvF Productions we use our skills for client productions in the fields of video, photography and editorial consultation.
We also work on content collaboration and partnerships when in keeping with our concept and provides value for our readers. We believe that brand involvement doesn‘t necessarily compromise the quality of a magazine.
What content management system do you use?
We use WordPress as content management system for freundevonfreunden.com and have developed our own theme which is designed to meet our specific needs.
I have a question regarding the Shop and/or my order. Who do I contact?
Please email us directly with your question and/or order number and we will contact you as soon as possible.