Following the worldwide success of Scrapwood Wallpaper, Piet Hein Eek and NLXL present "Materials," a stunning collection comprising of eight contemporary wallpapers. Designed to emulate architectural materials and finishes, the collection includes black marble, white marble, black brick, silver brick, burnt wood and blue scrapwood, all of which create a trompe l’oeil effect.

“A lot of companies have made marble reproduction products, but never in the way we envisioned it. So we decided to give it a try. When the printing proofs came in we had the exact same thrill as we had five years earlier with the Scrapwood Wallpaper. You just want to install it everywhere,” explained Piet Hein Eek.

“In my factory in the Netherlands we have a lot of brick walls. Not the nice New York exposed brick kind, but the ugly kind. We decided to simply paint them black. I think this will look fantastic in any space," added Eek.

Fellow Dutch designer Maarten Baas makes a guest appearance with "Burnt Wood," a design inspired by his famed "Smoke" furniture series that was later adopted by Dutch furniture brand Moooi.

The collection also features a new Scrapwood design, an extension of NLXL and Piet Hein Eek's multi-award winning Scrapwood Wallpaper. “People ask me for a blue wallpaper all the time, so when these blue planks came in at the workshop I knew we had to do it,” explains Eek.

Materials will be on display at Eek's Eindhoven factory during Dutch Design Week, which takes place from 17 to 25 October 2015. Two addqwitional designs will be added upon the collections worldwide release in January.

October 15, 2015 — John Richards

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