Inspired by historical interiors NLXL introduces Rijksmuseum Wallpaper, comprising 5 designs cureated by Piet Hein Eek. Some of them world-famous, for others the museum’s archives had to be browsed thoroughly. Art and history take on new meaning by bringing it in today’s contemporary interiors.
Rick Vintage, Creative Director NLXL: “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.”
The artworks were digitally enhanced, since some paintings only measure 1 meter, the wallpaper can be printed up to 10 meters or more.
The Rijksmuseum is the iconic museum of the Netherlands. After ten years of rebuilding, refurbishing and renovating, the Rijksmuseum once again opened its doors to the public in full splendour on 13 April 2013. Both the building and the presentation of the collection underwent a total transformation. This revamping resulted in surprising furnishings, beautiful exhibitions, dazzling events and numerous facilities for young and old.
The Rijksmuseum’s world-famous collection is being presented in an entirely new way. Visitors go on a journey through the ages and experience a sense of beauty and of time. In 80 galleries, 8,000 objects tell the story of 800 years of Dutch art and history, from the Middle Ages to Mondrian.
Photo: Rijksmuseum - 2014 - John Lewis Marshall