Set up in 2010 by husband and wife duo Rick and Esther Vintage, Dutch wallpaper brand NLXL is best known for its Scrapwood wallpaper, created in collaboration with artist Piet Hein Eek. Current wallpaper collections include Brooklyn Tins for Parisian concept store Merci, Archives by Studio Job, Remixed by Arthur Slenk and Concrete by Piet Boon. Paving the way with trends such as faux surface wallpapers, NLXL have built a reputation for working with contemporary artists to create innovative designs, specializing in trompe l’oeil effects. Their collections are now available at more than 2500 retailers across the globe.
What is so special about NLXL Wallpaper is that it has no repeat. This means that, for example, each tile in the Brooklyn Tins collection is unique, and no two planks are the same in the Scrapwood Wallpaper collection.
In 2014, the company set up NLXL Lab, as an alternative to traditional wallpaper collection launches. Originally intended to be an exclusively online brand sold through a small section of retailers, Lab is now available worldwide.
Although NLXL has not been around long, the brand has already picked up a host of awards and accolades. In 2011, Scrapwood wallpaper received the ICFF NY Editors award. The Archives collection has won both the 2014 ICFF NY Editors award and the 2015 Elle Decoration EDIDA.
NLXL products have been featured in the New York Times, Daily News, Architectural Digest, Wallpaper*, DesignBoom, Dezeen, Coolhunter many other acclaimed interior publications.
Scrapwood, Archives and Remixed Wallpaper have been added to the permanent collection of The Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum. Scrapwood Wallpaper featured in the Museum of Architecture and Design in New York. In 2014 The Archives Wallpaper by Studio Job was featured in all windows of Saks 5th Avenue for the Alexander McQueen fashion collection introduction, and also the Paul Smith store windows on 5th Avenue. The design has also been added to the permanent collection of Dutch Museum Boijmans van Beuningen.
NLXL’s vision is to become the world’s smallest global company. The company is currently based in The Netherlands.