Happy Tuesday to you all!
NLXL is back at it again with an awesome new collection: Biblioteca Wallpaper.
This series is based on the work of the Russian artist Ekaterina Panikanova.
I think it is better to let the artist explain her work:
” I like working on old books: I like the way the wear and tear, underlining’s, notes and scribbling’s enable me to perceive the personalities of the people who have read them. Each book has a history, it is the story of its reader. ”
“The collection is a research that speaks of private memory consisting of free associations,
It is a project that brings my work within the home, within the family where everything started.”
Rick Vintage, NLXL founder and Head Director had the impossible task to transform Ekaterina’s art into wallpaper.
Here is what he has to say about the process:
“From the very first encounter with Ekaterina’s art we could not get it out of our heads. ”
“It was a difficult task for us to translate the 3D artwork to a wallpaper design.”
“The original artwork is so overwhelming, but after a long process we got it right.”
“The final product has the same impact as the original.”
Being lucky enough to have seen the real stuff at the Heimtextil fair I can say that the new collection is impressive and gorgeous.
NLXL has also introduced a new concept, you can complete the “main” design with some columns of books , allowing you to arrange the pattern as you wish.
The collection will be available at WALPA very soon, until then enjoy the images below:
I really hope that you are as excited as we are!