NLXL RKS-04 Castle Of Batavia presented by Piet Hein Eek
After the worldwide succes of Scrapwood and Materials Wallpaper, Piet Hein Eek and
NLXL introduce Rijksmuseum Wallpaper, comprising 5 designs.
Rick Vintage, NLXL Creative Director: “There was something in the air. While working on
the idea of a Rijksmuseum collection I sent a text to Piet Hein Eek to show him what we were working on. He replied with an image of a cupboard he designed, printed with the exact same image we used in our try-outs. Right there and then we decided to present this collection together in Milan.”
Piet Hein Eek: “By taking what’s there as a source of inspiration I try to connect past and
future in a pragmatic and natural way. Surprisingly enough this urge to do what’s obvious
often provides innovative products and concepts.”
- Mural, Custom size - heavy-duty wallpaper with paper top-layer and non-woven backing - colorfast and washable with a soft cloth - no wallpapering table necessary, glue is applied to wall - Fire rating USA ASTM E 84-10 EU B-s1,
- Size Description
234.5 x 300cm (7.3m2)
292.2 x 300cm (8.8m2)
340.9 x 300cm (10.2m2)
389.6 x 300cm (11.7m2)
438.3 x 300cm (13.1 m2)
Piet Hein Eek was born in Holland in 1967 and was graduated from the Academy for Industrial Design in Eindhovan in 1990. While at the Academy, he gained attention for his exam project Scrap Wood Cupboards. He sold all of the cupboards and used the money to start his own design studio in 1992. The following year he went into partnership with fellow designer Nob Ruijrok, establishing Eek en Ruijgrok v.o.f. Eek first developed an interest in old materials after restoring a cupboard for his sister; he thought the old wood looked nicer than the new. He has built his business around old materials, saving these discarded pieces of wood and working outside of the circuit of mass production.