‘Archives’ wallpaper by Studio Job and NLXL
By Gemma Riberti

Studio Job strikes again in the design world, revisiting its archives to create an award-winning wallpaper collection in collaboration with Dutch brand NLXL.

May 30, 2014
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Studio Job strikes again in the design world, revisiting its archives to create an award-winning wallpaper collection in collaboration with Dutch brand NLXL.

The ‘Archives Collection’ consists of a range of bold and contemporary designs achieved by mixing and matching designs, drawings, icons and patterns coming from Studio Job’s archive material. Founded in 2009 by Job Smeets and Nynke Tynagel, Studio Job has stood out for its extravagant and intricate yet ironic designs, now visible on the 7-themed wallpapers, each presented with no repetitions on a 9 meter running non-woven paper.

Industry, Labyrinth, Perished, Alt Deutsch, L’Afrique and Withered Flowers (also available in a black and white) reflect and propose a retrospective journey through the history of the Studio, characterized by archetypical designs combined with universal symbols. This is how founder of NLXL, Rick Vintage describes his experience in the Studio’s archives: “Can you imagine what it feels like to browse through the archives of Studio Job if you love art? We felt like children before Christmas.”

Presented during Milan Design Week 2014 and proposed again during the recent New York design week, the collection was awarded the ICFF Editor’s Award for best wall covering of the year. This was the second time for NLXL since they already won it in 2011 with the ‘Scrapwood Wallpaper‘ designed by Piet Hein Eek. Highly detailed, these tangled and playful designs bring a breeze of freshness to the world of wallpaper design. For more details, please visit NLXL’s website. – Vittoria Toffoli


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