Piet Hein Eek

Timber Strips Wallpaper by Piet Hein Eek for NLXL

Timber Strips Wallpaper by Piet Hein Eek for NLXL

You’ve probably heard the names Piet Hein Eek and NLXL on this blog many times before, and so you should have because I wrote about them here and here. I’m basically obsessed with their work, so imagine how happy I am to get to write about another of their collaborations that launched at Dutch Design Week last month (Oct 2017). After the success of their last collaboration, NLXL and Piet Hein Eek have joined creative forces once more with a new range called the Timber Strips Collection, a back-to-basics approach using faux wood designs for wallpaper.

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Materials Wallpaper by Piet Hein Eek for NLXL

WHITE MARBLE WALLPAPER BY PIET HEIN EEK for NLXL

NLXL is one of my favourite wallpaper suppliers and I’ve featured them a couple of times now. You can see those posts here. This has got to be one of my favourite wallpaper ranges yet though and I really am smitten. The Materials Wallpaper by Piet Hein Eek is just to die for. It features 10 contemporary designs that create a magnificant trompe l’oeil effect. Together the Dutch designer and the premium wallpaper manufacturer have created an amazing collection that features everyday materials such as plywood, brick, stone and marble. The white marble is probably my favourite as I am a big fan of the marble trend at the moment but the metallic marble paper is also really stunning. These papers would look fantastic in a residential or a commercial interior and although I haven’t seen them up close, they look pretty realistic from the images, don’t you think? Read More…

BlogTourNYC: Day 2 (part 1)

Architectural Digest Home Design Show

For our second day in New York, the BlogTour gang was fortunate enough to attend the 11th annual Architectural Digest Home Design Show, which took place at Pier 94, 55th Street at Twelfth Avenue. With over 400 brands exhibiting there was plenty for us to take in, explore and discover. We even got to meet some of the BlogTourNYC sponsors who were exhibiting at the show.

We all split up into groups and I spent the day with Katie from Confessions of a Design Geek as we navigated the many halls that the exhibition was spread over. There were so many great things to see, far too many to cover in a single blog post so what I intend to do here is simply post a few of my personal highlights, the majority of which I found in the MADE section. This section was packed full of  individual artists and designers of limited edition and one-of-a-kind objects and furnishings. It was a really impressive selection of design work.

Palo Samko woodworker NYC

Palo Samko’s stand

One of my favourite stands was by Palo Samko, a woodworker & artist who specializes in handmade, custom wood furniture in a modern, contemporary style. I loved the whimsical style of many of his designs including these chairs with extremely high backs and these great mirrors.

Victor Dinovi Architectural Digest Home Design Show 2012

Victor Dinovi’s stand

Another stand that impressed me was that of Victor Dinovi, a designer and woodworker who specializes in functional art and custom indoor and outdoor furniture.

The Future Perfect Architectural Digest Home Design Show 2012 NYC

The Future Perfect’s stand

The Future Perfect stand caught my eye as I spotted some of my favourite designs there. The scrapwood furniture and wallpaper by Piet Hein Eek was attracting a lot of attention. It was great for me to be able to finally see it up close and I can confirm that it certainly was impressive.

Strawser & Smith Inc Architectural Digest Home Design Show 2012 NYC

Strawser & Smith Inc’s stand

There were plenty of interesting things on the Strawser & Smith stand. Each piece is formed using antique or vintage industrial relics and built by American craftsmen with traditional materials and methods.

Rustbelt Rebirth Architectural Home Design Show 2012 NYC

Rustbelt Rebirth’s stand

Made mostly of found objects and materials, the designs of Doug Meyer repurpose things that people have discarded or that they consider to be rubbish. All of the pieces on the Rustbelt Rebirth stand were really eye catching.

Hyland Glass Architectural Digest Home Design Show 2012 NYC

Hyland Glass’ stand

There was a great selection of hand-blown glass bottles on display on the Hyland Glass stand. Casey Hyland is the man behind the designs and the bright and shiny bottles, some of which were also in vibrant colours certainly weren’t prepared to go unnoticed.

Geoffrey Keating Architectural Digest Home Design Show 2012 NYC

Geoffrey Keating’s stand

Geoffrey Keating‘s stand was probably my highlight of the entire show if I’m honest. the quality of craftsmanship and the passion and care that goes into making each and every one of his objects was just outstanding.

Boca do Lobo Architectural Digest Home Design Show

Boca do Lobo’s stand

Boca do Lobo have been on my radar for some time now so it was a pleasure to be able to see their work close up like this. I hadn’t come across this great mirror before though so it was nice to spot something new.

Bec Brittain Architectural Digest Home Design Show 2012 NYC

Bec Brittain’s stand

Bec Brittain‘s lighting range certainly was something unusual that commanded attention. I have written a full post about her work over on freshome so for more information please head on over there.

Work & Design Architectural Home Design Show 2012 NYC

Work & Design’s stand

However, Work & Design provided stiff competition in terms of most unusual lighting. Made from materials such as blacken iron, bronze and rust steel, the pieces are very industrial looking but then again that is what gives them their undeniable sense of charm.

Whilst these are just a few of my favourite finds, I will be doing some more in depth posts on some of the designers and their work in the coming weeks so keep an eye out for those.

BlogTourNYC 2012

My thanks go out to the many sponsors of BlogTourNYC. BlogTourNYCSamuel HeathBLANCOScholtesMielePoggenpohl, Spirit of Sports, Big Ass FansVictoria & Albert Baths, Modern Aire, Jenn AireRotsen FurnitureVitraAxor, Wallunica and Ethan Allen. Without their support I would not have been able to attend the Architectural Digest Home Design Show in NYC.

Scrapwood Wallpaper by Piet Hein Eek

I came across this some time ago and it has been sat in my ‘to blog’ folder ever since. As you all must know by now I am completely obsessed with wallpaper. Not so much your bog standard wallpaper though, it has to have something unique and unusual about it. However, I also love other wallcoverings such as leather, wood, stone etc. So imagine my delight when I came across this gorgeous paper by Dutch designer Piet Hein Eek. Read More…

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