In 2009, MERCI selected vintage ceiling tins as a décor concept for their Parisian store. Having attracted a huge amount of attention since then, MERCI had the idea to get together with NLXL to design and market the wallpaper collection "Brooklyn Tins." Historically, tin ceilings were introduced to North America as an affordable alternative to the exquisite plasterwork used in European homes. It was between 1890 and 1930 that thin rolled tin-plates were being mass-produced. Tin ceilings were traditionally painted white to give the appearance of hand- carved or moulded plaster. But, today the irregularity and the aging give all the appeal to this American architectural icon.
The 'Brooklyn Tins' wallpaper collection from NLXL is by Parisien outfit 'Merci' & features eight distinct designs.
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