The Botanical Garden Challenge

The botanical garden week two. The surface pattern marketplace sends out a weekly design challenge to all designers that have joined their marketplace. By offering a weekly design challenge, it is a great way to show the designers new trends and to really test their skills. By accepting the challenge they then have to create one or two designs in their hand, giving their own interpretation of what the challenge might be.

Winning Design Mystical Night by Tuhina Shukla

Botanical Garden Prints

Each week the surface pattern marketplace chooses a topic that is relevant or has recently been in the fashion or home interiors blogs or trend news. This week they decided the challenge from a recent interior design magazine, showcasing some fabulous furniture with aw inspiring botanical garden prints.


Design Mystical Night featured on bedding by Tuhina Shukla

Inspired By Nature

The Botanical Prints are now widely found in illustrated books, prints and, documentaries, and photographs, it seems like they have always been a very popular source of imagery for textile and fashion designers. In the medieval and Renaissance Europe, pattern designers took inspiration from bestiaries (books containing descriptions of real and imagined animals) and herbals (books containing descriptions of plants) and then, when the cultivation of ornamental gardens became popular in the 16th century, botanical designs were started to be embroidered on garments. V&A.


Design Mystical Night featured on a cushion by Tuhina Shukla

The Botanical Garden

This weeks challenge the designers were asked to design one or two patterns in the style of Renaissance botanical gardens, but they decided to twist it up a little by informing the designers that they can also use animals in their designs. The designs must be suitable for home interiors, such as wallpaper, curtains, and cushions. This weeks response has been amazing and the designers have really worked very hard and produced some excellent work.

Winning Design – Botanical Jungle by Tuhina Shukla

The Winner

The winner is Tuhina Shukla. Tuhina is a pattern and illustration designer, from India, who works freelance from her home in India. She submitted two designs for the challenge and I think you will agree she has captured the essence of the challenge in both her designs, the hand drawn elements were amazing, so much so that we couldn’t decide which one was a winner – so we chose both!


Botanical Jungle featured on a cushion by Tuhina Shukla

Tuhina has really used all her creative skills for this weeks challenge, and produced a fantastic modern take on a wonderful botanical garden. To view more of her designs for license or purchase. Please click Here – Tuhina Shukla Designs.


Botanical Jungle featured on white cushion by Tuhina Shukla

Join 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.

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