L'Afrique Archives Wallpaper by Studio Job

The Archives collection of wallpaper from NLXL is a selection of seven designs from Studio Job's extensive library of icons and images, applying their trademark archetypical drawings and symbols to create unique patterns.  This collection is a winner of the Editor’s award at ICFF New York in 2014.

L'Afrique emerged from the collaboration with Land Rover in 2012 to 2013.  Studio Job was asked to design and produce a unique, sculptural Land Rover Defender on the occasion of the 65th anniversary of the iconic vehicle, which has strong roots in Africa. The designers turned to Vlisco, a Netherlands-based specialist manufacturer of African wax print fabrics, to create a specially designed fabric which was then used to upholster the seats of the car.

Studio Job was founded in 2000 by Nynke Tynagel and Job Smeets, both graduates of the Design Academy Eindhoven.  They have been hugely influential in elevating design arts in contemporary culture with their highly sought-after limited edition creations.  These are often inspired by highly personal experiences and are characterised by extravagant details executed using both traditional and modern techniques.

NLXL is an innovative wallpaper company founded in the Netherlands in 2010 by Rick and Esther Vintage.  They are best known for the Scrapwood Wallpaper collection, brainchild of designer Piet Hein Eek.  The pattern has no repeat, which means all the images on the 10 m roll are different; a unique feature which has since become the defining hallmark of NLXL wallpaper.  The company has since then launched hugely successful collections with Piet Hein Eek, Studio Job, Paola Navone and other leading designers, with a focus on clever, unexpected designs.

  • Dimensions per full roll: L 900 x W 48.7 cm (coverage of 4.4 square metres)
  • Weight: 153 g / square metre
  • Material: heavy duty wallpaper with paper top layer and non-woven wallpaper backing consisting of cellulose and textile fibres strengthened by a binding agent
  • Free of PVC, solvents and formaldehyde
  • Super high-resolution printing with no repeat
  • Colourfast and washable with soft cloth
  • Can conceal cracks
  • Very easy application - no wallpapering table necessary, as it is the wall that is pasted with glue
  • Fire rating: USA ASTM E 84-10 EU B-s1 (download)
  • Country: made in the Netherlands
  • Delivery: 1-2 weeks 




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