Monday, 6 June 2011

The birth of a great collection!

Elegance with functionality would seem to be Brabantia's motto.

Everyone (except my husband that is) associates the privately owned Dutch company with designing high quality bins and storage containers! Now if you are looking for a range of good quality home products from storage to casual dining you need look no further.

The company was founded in 1919 in Aals, the Netherlands, under the name van Elderen & Co. The name Brabantia comes from a region in the very south of Holland - Brabant - and was an early van Elderen trade name. That I am sure you didn't know.

They have an established presence in the kitchen especially with food preparation, so it was a logical and progressive move to go into casual dining with the Get Together tabletop collection. But where others failed they have succeeded in coming up with a contemporary, functional, stylish and trendy collection. Brace yourself because today I have a special treat for you so let's "Get Together"...!

Being of a Latin culture the act of sharing a meal with family and friends is ingrained in my DNA; the food I serve is extremely important but so is the ambience I create around the table and the Get Together range allows me to strike a balance between the informal and formal.


 








The Get Together range is hip and fashionable including porcelain, cutlery, textiles and accessories featuring three colourways; white, grey and purple. What I also love about it is that Brabantia introduced a a variety of materials - porcelain, stainless steel, wood, textiles and silicon making it very visually attractive and tactile.




Yes I am taken by the whole collection; I especially like the quality of the coloured silicon heat resistant pan coasters, those sweet egg cups and the wooden party plates with the dip servers. Plus the weight of the stainless steel salt or pepper mills and crushers, napkin rings and candle holders also but not only exude quality and feel it, so if you like me want good quality products in your home then this is just the thing for you.















You have 56 pieces of porcelain to select from and in a choice of sizes and colours; from cappuccino cups to tea mugs and breakfast bowls to dinner plates, to name but a few. Prices start from £1.95 for a white Dip Server, now that is a great price. And you also have the textiles selection witch include napkins, tablecloths, oven gloves, etc.





















I like how the undersides of the plates come in white, grey or purple allowing you to use one colur scheme or just mix it up; you will have great fun "mixing and matching" the colours, shapes and materials. Indeed I know I am quite excited about the Get Together collection and yes I have my eyes on a few things already...and so will you once you see them.




Yet they have not neglected their heritage and cleverly allow you to choose the colour of your bin (ColourYourBin) from more than 20 official RAL colours to introduce individuality into your kitchen.







 







I have teamed up with Brabantia to run a truly global competition for readers of my blog. Am happy to say that worlwide bloggers are joining me and therefore giving their readers the opportunity to win this lovely prize. A gift pack will be awarded by the judging panel to the two most original responses to this statement:


"When I look at the Get Together collection....."

To enter please complete the statement by writting in the comments box at the end of this post. Competition is open to readers worldwide. Comments/entries will close at 11:59pm GMT on Thursday June 30th, 2011.

The winners pack will include:
Breakfast Bowl, White
Breakfast Bowl, Grey
Oven Dish, Large, Grey
Tea Towel, Purple
Oven Glove, Purple
Party Plate, Dipservers, Wood
Dipservers, White
Egg Cup with Dish, 2 Pieces
Salad Bowl, Purple
Salad Servers, Stainless Steel

I know this superb colletion will be an absolute success so what are you waiting for? Get down the shops or go online and start ordering now.


Pictures via Brabantia.

47 comments:

  1. Such a great competition and such great prizes too 

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  2. Britta Gertsen6 June 2011 16:03

    What a great range. Well designed and functional.

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  3. When I look at the Get Together collection I can't wait to eat!

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  4. Meagan {Row House Nest}6 June 2011 16:57

    When I look at the Get Together collection I can't wait to throw a casual get together dinner with friends, great homemade food and delicious wine!

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  5. When I look at the Get Together collection I see a line of clean, well designed pieces that work together aesthetically as a whole and as well as individually - contemporary but not cold, fun but not kitsch, and best of all, good quality.

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  6. When I look at the Get Together Collection I see how to make dining fun!!!

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  7. When I look at the Brabantia Get Together Collection I think about the complete comfort of my Mother's table, where she served her classic Swedish meals and decorated with her subtle and chic style. The plate with a place for the utensil is brilliant, and a fabulously designed solution to the slipping fork--I love it! 

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  8. Vincent Nigro6 June 2011 18:41

    When I look at the Get Together collection it makes me want to cook something fresh and unexpected. 

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  9. “When I look at the Get Together collection..... I want it to have my children! And if a terrible karma accident occurs and we couldn't have any children, I knew that it must have been me, cause this collection is just so opulent and sexy it couldn't be it's fault =)

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  10. When I look at the Get Together collection I want to hold a Greek-themed party so I have  a good excuse to enter this competition and fill my cupboards with gorgeous new crockery! x

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  11. When I look at the Get Together collection I want to take it on a picnic upon Offham Hill and enjoy the view!

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  12. When I look at the Get Together collection, I think of the past, present & the future.

    The sleek lines and cool designs are a sure nod to the past. You can see the cool aesthetic of the post-modern era shining right through the collection.

    For the present, I see the ability to entertain with pieces that fit just right into my fast-paced lifestyle. Durable materials and fresh colors make it the perfect match for my current tastes.

    Knowing that Brabantia makes well-made products that are meant to last tells me that I will be able to pass this collection on to the next generation.

    I would love to have this great collection in my world.

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  13. When I look at the Get-Together collection I want to dine in style. It's got form, function and FABULOUSNESS.

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  14. When I look at the Get Together Collection I instantaneously want to invite my friends over for a great dinner. Not only I will impress them with yummy food, but also with a stylish kitchenware collection by Brabantia.

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  15. “When I look at the Get Together collection I know for sure that simplicity has signed an internal pact with elegancy and style." 

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  16. when i look at the Get Together collection... i wish i were an egg... whisky bottle... salad... i accept to be even trash in one of those lovely bins! 

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  17. Correction: eternal pact.....

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  18. When I look at the Get Together collection i see happiness, feel calm,  sense organisation & durability. :)

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  19. when I look at the get together collection it makes me want to get all my friends and family over and have a party, just simple classic pieces for everyone to enjoy ;-) 

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  20. "When I look at the Get Together Collection...I'm inspired to decorate and dine effortlessly.

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  21. When I look at the Get Together collection I go to my Happy Place. (This collection is great: it's like it's playtime for grown ups)!

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  22. Britta Gertsen8 June 2011 15:07

    When I look at the Get Together Collection, I am thinking they really did get it together!
    Design and Function

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  23.  When I look at the Get Together Collection, I fall in love again.

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  24. When I look at the Get Together collection I think "I WANT IIIIIIIIIIIIIT"

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  25. When I look at the Get Together collection I think "I WANT IIIIIIIIIIIIIT"

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  26. When I look at the Get Together collection I wanna type a thousand comments to win

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  27. Paula Trovalusci9 June 2011 17:20

    When i look at the Get Together Collection I see elegance, style and bliss at meal times...

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  28. When I look at the Get Together Collection form and function come together to create an inspired experience of dining.

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  29. When I look at the Get Together Collection form and function come together to create an inspired experience of dining.

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  30. When I ‘Get Together’ with my friends and family, my open plan kitchen
    becomes a well renowned club with mini bar for VIP’s only, who look for a
    good time and enjoy socialising over cocktails, nibbles and dreams.

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  31. “When I look at the Get Together collection, I close my eyes then dream”

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  32. Angela Martinho21 June 2011 16:16

    When I look at the Get Together collection I see lightness, simplicity, color and above all a great desire to have it and use it.

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  33. When I look  at the Get Together Collection I know I have found the perfect canvas for  soulful dining  . A backdrop of sublime chic . A timeless functionality . A sleek stroke of workmanship .Visual Poetry !

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  34. James McCauley28 June 2011 15:10

    When I look at the 'Get Together' collection I see a lively summer breakfast with visiting friends, sun streaming through the open back door and a bright table laden with beautiful crockery and food. I smell wafts of cut grass on the breeze, warm bread just served and fresh coffee in the pot. I hear tidbits of gossip, laughter and the enthusiastic clinking of cutlery on plates. 
    And I smile.

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  35. When I look at the Get Together collection, I see the definition of form, function - and style! It's wonderful how these three components come together into a unique collection.

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  36. When I look at the Get Together collection I think how smart,  how smooth and attractive they are, how lovely good food would look on those plates and bowls and how pleasant it would be to be around a table with my loved ones eating off these elegant plates.

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  37. Deardesigner29 June 2011 18:30

    When I look at the Get Together collection I want to throw a party. Good food, good friends and a fantastically laid table full of such stylish products.

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  38. Paula Trovalusci29 June 2011 21:28

    When I look at the Get Together Collection... I understand why the kitchen is my favourite room in a home 

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  39. When i look at the Get Together collection i want to do even more press ups

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  40. When I look at the Get Together collection I see the timeless qualities of colour, style and function brought to life in my home.

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  41. Paula Trovalusci30 June 2011 12:24

    When I look at the Get Together collection I want to invite all my friend and family for lunch... and I want to do the washing up for once!

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  42. Familyfoodie30 June 2011 13:22

    I am reminded of how simplicity is exquisite.  This line is so simple that it is absolute stunning.... Just like food... simple great quality ingredients will always shine!

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  43. Brabantia stands for excellence and since the early 1900's. Standing firm in product development while adhering to the company's first intent in workmanship and quality. We all applaud this. 

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  44. When I look at the Get Together Collection I'm nostalgic with warm feelings and memories of the times I spent with my great aunt (now 99) throughout my life. 

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  45. When I look at the Get Together Collection it gives me the
    feeling that my Grandparents and my Children are sitting down to a wonderful dinner
    together, along with the sensation of peace and comfort, where time stands
    still and everyone is welcome.
     

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  46. When I look at the Get Together Collection it gives me the
    feeling that my Grandparents and my Children are sitting down to a wonderful meal
    together, along with the sense of peace and comfort, where time stands still
    and everyone is welcome.

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