The Art Nouveau Challenge

The art nouveau movement week one. The surface pattern marketplace now sends out weekly design challenges to designers, illustrators and artists on their marketplace. Sending out a weekly design challenge, is a great way to get their creative skills flowing. By accepting the challenge they then have to create a design in their hand, giving their own interpretation of what the challenge might be.

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Designers Creative Hand

Each week they choose a topic that is quite relevant or popular in this industry. It has been noticed a lot of fabric and wallpaper design houses are reinventing the fabulous style from the Art Nouveau movement, but re inventing it with a twist creating a new more modern style.

Art nouveau design for the surface pattern marketplace

Featured pattern by PKP 

Willam Morris

The Art nouveau movment, one of the main iconic designers of the time was William Morris. Art Nouveau would never have been the same without that iconic designer. Art Nouveau is a french name for new art, which does refer to a style of architecture, decorative art, and a certain style of painting and some sculpture that was very popular in the 1900.

Art nouveau design for the surface pattern marketplace

Featured pattern by PKP 

The Art Nouveau Movement

They could not resist to offer the designers the chance to design 2 patterns in the style of William Morris, that could be suitable for home interiors, for instance wallpaper, blinds, and soft furnishings such as curtains and cushions. The response was fantastic and choosing the winner of last weeks challenge was very hard. The designs submitted were of a very high standard.

Art nouveau design for the surface pattern marketplace

Featured pattern by PKP 

The Winner

The winner is PKP a designer from Bangalore, India. Poonkuzzhali, is a fashion and textile designer, whom after graduating in Milan, has worked for a decade with various fashion companies and designer labels.

I think you will agree she has created a fabulous modern take from on the wonderful Art Nouveau Movement. To view more of her inspiring story or designs for license or purchase. Click Here – PKP.

The art nouveau movement

Join Our Challenge

Are you a designer, Illustrator or Artist? Fancy joining our challenge?

You will need to have an account with us first, click on start selling button on the homepage, complete our registration form, – and then send us 5 JPG images of your most recent work, your CV, and a brief intro as to why you would like to join the fastest growing surface pattern and textile marketplace in the World.