Biblioteca Wallpaper by Ekaterina Panikanova, NLXL EKA 04
Ekaterina Panikanova: “I like working on old books: I like the way the wear and tear, underlining’s, notes and scribbling’s enable me to perceive the personalities of the people who have read them. Each book has a history, it is the story of its reader. The collection is a research that speaks of private memory consisting of free associations. It is a project that brings my work within the home, within the family where everything started.”
Rick Vintage, NLXL founder: “From the very first encounter with Ekaterina’s art we could not get it out of our heads. It was a difficult task for us to translate the 3D artwork to a wallpaper design. The original artwork is so overwhelming, but after a long process we got it right. The final product has the same impact as the original.”
This collection comprises old books on which large paintings have been painted, ultimately resulting in 7 designs (5 murals and 2 wallpaper rolls).
The middle of this wallpaper is a mural of 3 drops. This is installed in the middle of the wall. On the sides you can add a roll that only contains books. EKA-07 is the white variant with books only, EKA-08 comprises black books. The mural is 3 drops, the rolls are 2 drops (see below for sizes).
– EKA-01 / EKA-05: 3 drops of 48,7 cm width, 146,1 cm x 330 cm high (4,8 m 2) 130″ x 57.5″ (51.9 SQFT)
– EKA-06 & EKA-07: 1 roll of 48,7 cm wide, 660 cm long (2 drops) (3,2 m2) 260″ x 19″ (34.6 SQFT)
– Dimensions artwork: L ±155 cm x B ±80 cm
– Dimensions artwork: L ±61″ x W ±31.5″
– heavy-duty wallpaper with paper top-layer and non-woven backing
– colourfast and washable with a soft cloth
– no wallpapering table necessary, glue is applied to wall
– Fire rating