Scrapwood Wallpaper

February 7, 2011

Would you believe that’s wallpaper?  Already making the rounds though Apartment Therapy, the New York Times, Lonnymag.com, and the wall street Journal this hot wallpaper from Piet Hein Eek is such a breath of fresh air on the wall-covering scene.  You might already know how crazy in love I am with the idea of rustic modern.  Well here is the paper born to star in the supporting role to that vernacular.  It’s fresh and modern but gives the warm patina of something old, a plain room is given instant charm with this smart and unique paper.  And I want some!

Piet Hein Eek first developed an interest in old materials after restoring a cupboard for his sister; he thought the old wood looked nicer than the new. He has built his business around old materials, saving these discarded pieces of wood and working outside of the circuit of mass production. Piet Hein Eek’s work is sold in numerous galleries worldwide. He has exhibited at such venues as the Museum of Modern Art, New York; the Milan Furniture Fair, Italy; and Cïbone, Tokyo.

His furniture is recognizable and his small buildings have been featured on countless websites, design magazines and blogs, including this one.  Now for the first time, his work is realized in wallpaper and available to a wider audience. There is no pattern in Scrap Wood wallpaper, and it has over 10 square feet of unique planks. It is printed on heavy-duty wallpaper with paper top-layer and membrane backing colorfast and washable with a soft cloth.  here isa link to his website: http://www.pietheineek.nl/en/home

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