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Eek! Not Fake Wood Again! (Wait: Piet Hein Eek Does it Right)

Didn’t you just hate all that horrible fake wood wall covering from the ’70s?
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Oh, you weren’t around? Well, take it from me: it was bad.

But, not so fast. Take a look at this fake reclaimed-wood wallpaper from Dutch designer Piet Hein Eek. Really gorgeous. Wow!
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This gorgeous photo-realist wallpaper might just change your mind.
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I think one reason that it does not offend my sensibilities – apart from being really beautiful of course – is because it is wallpaper.
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Wallpaper is made of (duh) paper, which is in fact also made from trees – just like the wood that it depicts.

For this reason it does not seem in the least like ersatz wood, but almost like a new kind of wood scrapings…
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I love that it is a “lifesize” depiction.
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I also like the way it immortalizes this particular wood. These particular planks, these particular scrapes, and dings, and dents. It is almost like a commemoration.
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The last time I was tempted to pick wallpaper was when I was 13 and allowed to run wild and redecorate my bedroom (I turned it a hellish orange).

It has been quite a while since I’ve been so tempted!

Via designboom

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2 Comments so far to “Eek! Not Fake Wood Again! (Wait: Piet Hein Eek Does it Right)”
  1. Floor Cabinets Says:

    Blehh, I used to hate that fake wood in my parents house. Nice to see it in a different light

  2. Deborah Wall Says:

    Fake wallpaper sounds bad – looks amazing

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