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NLXL

NLXL is a premium wallpaper and manufacturing brand headquartered in the Netherlands and created by designer Piet Hein Eek and Rick and Esther Vintage. Using eco friendly materials and state of the art conscious design, NLXL design draws raw material inspiration from the natural world to deliver collections that bring innovation and modernization to rooms all over the world.

Formed in 2010 by Rick and Esther Vintage, the first collection of Scrapwood wallpaper originated from Esther’s desire to have scrapwood planks on the wall at the couple’s beachhouse. With Rick’s graphic and interior design background, the duo decided to use scans rather than mounting the pieces. Once the scanned prints came in and the depth of detail was revealed both Rick and Esther realized that the final product would have a huge impact on the current scene. After one year in production, the company was selling non-repeat wallpaper in 40 different countries. NLXL design continues to be one of the smallest globally involved design companies in the world.

Since its inception, NLXL wallpaper has produced seven different collections including their career defining Scrapwood wallpaper. They have worked with many talented collaborators including Piet Boon, Merci, Arthur Slenk, Studio Job & Piet Hein Eek. Dedicated to non-repeat designs that mirror the natural world rather than a design reproduction, the collections exhibit unfussed architectural materials in their natural state as well as intricate hand-made patterns that are up to nine meter long without any repeating patterns—a unique element of the NLXL wallpaper initiative.

Current collections include “Concrete” by Piet Boon, “Brooklyn Tins” for Paris-based store Merci, “Remixed” by Arthur Slenk, “Archives” by Studio Job, and “Biblioteca” by Ekaterina Panikanova. Two additional series, “Addiction” by Paola Navone and “Obsession” by Daniel Rozensztroch, were unveiled at Salone del Mobile in Milan in 2015.

Piet Hein Eek’s collection for the company, using marble prints, blue wooden planks, and various other designs based on natural materials, utilizes the trump l'oeil effect, giving extreme depth and a 3D feel to the flat wallpaper. This collection was presented at Dutch Design Week in 2015 and is one of the company's more popular lines.

NLXL’s work has been featured in The Cooper Hewitt Smithsonian Design Museum, the Museum of Architecture and Design in New York, Saks Fifth Avenue, and Dutch Museum Boijmans van Beuningen. In addition to the couple’s two New York ICFF Editor’s Award, from 2011 and 2015, they’ve also won the 2015 Elle Decoration EDIDA award, and been featured in The New York Times, Dezeen, Architectural Digest, DesignBoom, Coolhunter, and Wallpaper*, among others.
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