Competition to design a range of cutlery and crockery inspired by London Transport’s canteen heritage


Closing date: Monday 5th December 2012 at 5pm.

Designjunction, in conjunction with Transport for London (TfL) and Canteen, announce the launch of an exciting competition to design a bespoke range of cutlery and crockery, influenced by the utilitarian design principles of the original canteen ranges manufactured by London Transport from the turn of the 19th century up to the 1970s.
The competition will be officially launched by Sebastian Conran as part of London Design Festival (14-23 Sept) and forms part of a series of canteen inspired events that will be rolling out during this year’s festival to include a Pop Up cafe/restaurant that celebrates the capital’s transport system’s historical relationship with food and catering.
Entrants are invited to create a contemporary, functional yet stylish collection of cutlery and crockery with a strong graphic identity, inspired by the London Transport canteen history and design heritage.
The competition terms and conditions can be found on the TfL website along with the full design brief and downloadable material including images, logos and shapes.

Interested designers are advised to research  the London Transport Museum website for background information

There is one prize for the winning design of £3,000 (which includes the purchase of the copyright of the design)
The winning design will be produced as a range of cutlery and crockery to be sold in the TfL online shop
Entries should be sent to

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