Wallpaper design by Piet Hein Eek and NLXL

Dutch designer Piet Hein Eek has partnered with manufacturer NLXL to produce a assortment of wallpapers that resemble architectural supplies such as marble, brick and wood.

The collection of eight types involves black marble, white marble, black brick, silver brick, burnt wood and blue painted wooden floorboards, with a more two nevertheless to be announced.

Wallpaper design by Piet Hein Eek and NLXL

All of the papers create a tromp l’oeil result – appearing as 3-dimensional pictures but on a flat surface.

Eek – who previously worked with the Dutch wallpaper business to release a selection of weathered-wood designs – sourced the pictures of bricks and blue timber from surfaces in his very own workshop in Eindhoven.

“We have a great deal of brick walls. Not the great New York exposed brick type, but the ugly variety. We made a decision to basically paint them black,” stated the designer.

Wallpaper design by Piet Hein Eek and NLXL

“Individuals inquire me for a blue wallpaper all the time, so when these blue planks came in at the workshop I knew we had to do it,” he added.

The imagery for the black and white marble wallpapers was scanned from the floor of an old constructing in Amsterdam.

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“When they lower marble they minimize slabs of stone, so if you get two consecutive slabs and flip them you get a mirror image,” NLXL innovative director Rick Vintage informed Dezeen.

Wallpaper design by Piet Hein Eek and NLXL

“So there’s one roll of marble wallpaper, and an additional roll that is the mirror image of it, and in marble they get in touch with this an open guide,” he added. “It gets virtually a sort of graphical illustration.”

The wallpaper has been installed in Eek’s factory in Eindhoven ahead of Dutch Design and style Week, which takes spot from 17 to 25 October 2015.

Wallpaper design by Piet Hein Eek and NLXL

“A lot of organizations have manufactured marble reproduction products, but never in the way we envisioned it,” the designer commented.

“So we decided to give it a try out. When the printing proofs came in we had the actual exact same thrill as we had five years earlier with the Scrapwood Wallpaper. You just want to install it all over the place,” Eek extra.

Wallpaper design by Piet Hein Eek and NLXL

A previous NLXL designer collaboration saw Studio Job raid its archives to use drawings, icons, photographs and patterns to create 9-metre operating compositions with out any repetition.

Eek is also at the moment doing work on a assortment of limited-edition furniture for Ikea, set to be released in 2017, and has just finished a conversion of an old mill in France into a pair of holiday properties.



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