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Competition: win a set of six Nathalie Du Pasquier-designed Rubberband notebooks

Competition: Dezeen has teamed up with stationery brand Rubberband to give five readers the chance to win a set of six notebooks designed by Memphis artist Nathalie Du Pasquier.

Congratulations to the winners! Miguel Batista from Portugal, Jeremy Delgado from the USA and Caterina De Manuele, Andrew Curtis and Hayley Manton all from the UK.

The Mumbai-based brand is celebrating its UK launch by collaborating with French artist and designer Nathalie Du Pasquier for its current Artist Collection.

Rubberband notebook by Nathalie Du Pasquier

Six notebooks, available in either A5 or A6, feature different covers patterned by Du Pasquier – who was a founding member of the 1980s Memphis Group.

One has a strip of wavy lines down while another has a blue background with a black rectangle at the bottom. At the centre, a black and white rectangle, filled with a squared pattern, has two smaller rectangles coloured in yellow and green at either end.

Rubberband notebook by Nathalie Du Pasquier

The light yellow notebook has two shapes that look like dominoes and stripes of different orange tones.

Each book has coloured paper in either turquoise blue, parrot green, saffron orange, grey, chrome yellow or red. A coloured thread stitch detail is visible on the outside.

The forms, patterns and colours of the notebooks are typical of the Memphis style that Du Pasquier co-founded with Ettore Sottsass, Alessandro Mendini, Michael Graves and George Sowden.

At the 1981 Salone del Mobile in Milan, the group launched the movement when they designed a series of pieces created from geometric shapes in bright colours.

Rubberband notebook by Nathalie Du Pasquier

"It was probably the beginning of a new era," Du Pasquier told Dezeen during a 2014 interview. "Form did not have to follow function any more, and design was about communication. Even though very few of the things were actually in production, it was a big mass-media event."

The Memphis style has recently seen a resurgence in popularity, with designers reinterpreting its bold colours and forms as part of a wider renewed interest in the Postmodern movement that it is often associated with.

Rubberband notebook by Nathalie Du Pasquier

Du Pasquier's colourful patterns have also been applied to cushions and accessories launched as part of the partnership between British designer Sebastian Wrong and Danish company Hay.

Her graphics were used on garments by fashion brand American Apparel and for a rug produced by La Chance, which debuted in Milan last year.

Rubberband notebook by Nathalie Du Pasquier

Founded by designer Ajay Shah in 2007, Rubberband offers a range of stationery including paper based notebooks, journals, notepads and planners as well as furniture products.

The brand collaborates with different artists for their Artist Collection series. Previously, the brand released stationery created with graphic artist, print maker and designer Anthony Burrill.

Rubberband notebook by Nathalie Du Pasquier

Each winner will receive a set of six notebooks, which will be a mix of four A5 and two A6 sizes.

The A5 notebooks retail at £9.00 and the A6 notebooks cost £6.50. There is also a 50cm x 70cm poster available for £45 and all can be purchased on the Rubberband website.

This competition is now closed. Five winners will be selected at random and notified by email, and their names will be published at the top of this page. Dezeen competitions are international and entries are accepted from readers in any country.