New International Design Challenge Competition at Brabantia

Following the success of last year’s Design Your Bin challenge, leading housewares brand Brabantia is launching a new competition for designers to create a successor to its iconic Patrice design.

PoP Brabantia Design competition
The ‘Pimp Our Print’ competition launched yesterday, on 03 September 2013 and will be open to all budding designers across the globe regardless of age, experience or location.

The popular Patrice design, created by Patrice van Uden, was launched by Brabantia in 1970. It is distinctive for its brown and cyclam flowers overlaid upon an orange background. The ‘flower’ element was first cut out of paper and then drafted, before being screen printed in two colours, lending the pattern a ‘crafted’ air. The design has proven to be Brabantia’s most popular ever.
Those entering the Pimp Our Print competition are encouraged to let their imagination’s run wild and embrace a broad range of styles and mediums including modern art, street art, photography, illustration, textiles and handmade.

Any medium will be accepted as long as it can be uploaded and reproduced digitally. Designs need to be an original creation and uploaded via in JPG format by 22 October 2013.
All entries are displayed in the Gallery, where the general public can vote for their favourite designs.

Are you ready to join the Brabantia design team and make history?

As well as the chance for their print and name to appear on a range of Brabantia canisters, and potentially a whole product range including Bread Bins, Touch Bins and Pedal Bins, the winner will also receive a three day trip for two with tickets to Salone Internazionale del Mobile 2014 in Milan, luxury hotel accommodation, transport and spending money for this trip of a lifetime (11-13 April 2014).
The Runners Up will receive their design printed on a set of bespoke, one-off Brabantia canisters.

You can enter right away at

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