Innovative and premium quality wallpaper is no longer an oxymoron. Dutch manufacturers NLXL are bringing structure and texture to an otherwise 2-dimensional market of wall décor.
Founders Rick and Esther Vintage create exciting wall coverings that mimic real life by way of inconsistencies, flaws and decay. Their award winning “Scrapwood Wallpaper” can be found in the permanent collection of the Smithsonian Cooper-Hewitt Museum and new products are released bi-monthly in collaboration with fellow artists and designers.
Stepping away from the natural textures seen in “Brooklyn Tins” or “Concrete Wallpaper” the latest installment comes from Job Smeets and Nynke Tynagel of Studio Job who have created a heavy composition of mashed-up iconography, comparable to a “Magic Eye” puzzle or looking through a kaleidoscope.
No one pattern is repeated in a 9-meter roll of NXLX and every wood grain, tile or concrete panel inhabits the complexities and nuances of real life.