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Droog’s New Wallpaper Inspired by Classic Works of Art

09.05.14 | By
Droog’s New Wallpaper Inspired by Classic Works of Art

Droog is set to launch a wallpaper collection this fall that was inspired by classic works of art from Rijksmuseum and Dutch church buildings. Working with designs from graphic designers, like Irma Boom and Mieke Gerritzen, as well as Studio Droog, the bold collection brings a bit of Dutch history to life on your walls.

Photo by Mo Schalckx

Photo by Mo Schalckx

Rijksmuseum DNA: Graphic designer Irma Boom deconstructed the paintings of the Rijksmuseum over the course of 10 years and extracted their color DNA. The DNA swatches of the paintings, like Vermeer’s “The Milkmaid”, are available as narrow or broad striped wallpaper. You get to choose your favorite classic for your walls!

Photo by Thijs Wolzak

Photo by Thijs Wolzak

Pleasure Ground: Droog was inspired by an original wall hanging by Fransçois Coppens called “Park View with Seated Pair and Resting Hunters” that was done between 1685 – 1740 in Delft. They translated the “heavy goblin tapestry” into this wallpaper that mimics an indoor forest.

Photo by Thijs Wolzak

Photo by Thijs Wolzak

Flowers” Also by Droog, this wallpaper was inspired by the original painting “Still Life with Flowers” by Coenraet Roepel in 1721. They turned the classic oil painting into massive bouquets of roses, irises, and tulips to cover your walls.

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Stucco: This design brings a baroque touch to your walls with its various stucco relief patterns that can be found on walls and ceilings of churches and palaces around Amsterdam and beyond. The patterns were transformed into a modern design with its coloring, mirroring, and scaling.

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Berries and Branches: Droog translated the classic green silkscreen, “Silk Fabric with Colourful Painted Floral Pattern”, which was made from 1775-1800, into a wallpaper filled with berries and branches, as the name suggests.

Photo by Stephanie Graetz

Photo by Stephanie Graetz

Old masters: Now you can finally have one, or many, of the masters on your walls with a diagonal pattern, by Mieke Gerritzen, of the various famous masters’ faces.

Photo by Droog

Photo by Droog

Caroline Williamson is Editorial Director of Design Milk. She has a BFA in photography from SCAD and can usually be found searching for vintage wares, doing New York Times crossword puzzles in pen, or reworking playlists on Spotify.