Dutch wallpaper manufacturers NLXL, founded in 2010 by Rick and Esther Vintage, specialise in innovative, premium quality wall décor. Each collection is put together by a designer or artist like Piet Hein Eek, the people behind MERCI, or Piet Boon. Wall covers by NLXL are characterised by their unusual non-repetitiveness. Individual planks of wood, tiles, or details of concrete will never be duplicated in a roll of wallpaper, creating structure and tension that captures the eye. The award-winning NLXL range is also present in the permanent collection of the Smithsonian Cooper-Hewitt Museum in New York.
Piet Hein Eek
The first NLXL Collection “Scrapwood” is the brainchild of Piet Hein Eek. The Dutch furniture designer views objects (and the world) from many different angles and took the concept of recycling to a new level with his “Scrapwood Cupboard“, created in 1990. With it, he set the tone and made room for the beauty of imperfections. Piet Hein Eek prefers old wood to its new, flawless cousin, and is convinced that it gets better with age. Natural materials, improving over the years in terms of aesthetics and functionality – this message is reflected in Piet Hein Eek’s decorative wallpaper range in its many grains and guises.
MERCI – this is the name of an exceptional Concept Store in Paris, offering a tempting melange of old and new, fashion, design, and fine arts. The stylistic emphasis of the NLXL Collection “Brooklyn Tins” lies on unique enamel tiles and tins, originally chosen as the interior design concept for the destination store by Jean-Luc Colonna d´Istria. Visitors were excited by these innovative décor elements, and many asked to purchase them. Thus, the idea for the NLXL wallpaper range was born, and now you can buy these fantastic papers to beautify your own surroundings with their incredibly realistic aged charm.
Dutch Star Designer Piet Boon has created the eye-catching NLXL Collection “Concrete”, enabling him to demonstrate his love of concrete. Piet Boon’s work represents the interior design concept of urban classic reflected in his furniture and product designs, which can be found in countless public and private locations all over the globe. The realistic yet funky wall-coverings created by Piet Boon lend natural structure to a room and display the material in its glorious multitude of facets – aged by the weather, sober and clear or perfected by stunning treatments. Come and see for yourself – you’ll be glad you did!