Begging readers’ forgiveness in advance for invoking another pop-cultural phenom to characterize an innovative bit of an A&D... Manufacturer Nya Nordiska’s textile wall panels suggest The Star Wars saga (the original three of course, not the digitally enhanced mess of the more recent trilogy). Specifically, in looking at the tangible, touchable texture of these decorative wall-coverings—which replicate the look of Nordiska’s famed fabrics—I’m reminded of the “carbonite” scene in The Empire Strikes Back, wherein galactic gangster Jabba the Hutt imprisons Han Solo by “freezing” him in a catatonic state. The resultant artifact is like a death’s mask of Solo’s entire body, which the merciless Jabba uses to decorate his wall.
Textile Wall Panels. Designed by Nya Nordiska.
Intricate Wall Panels Look Like Elegant Fabrics
Nya’s wall panels capture the fine folds and tantalizing textures of their line of lovely fabrics, achieving the look through a method that captures the antecedent textile’s undulations. The process is, in some ways, like that endured by the captive Solo: “By means of a patented casting method, the fascinating textile structures are pictured on a firm polyurethane carrier with a precision which has not been achieved so far... the fabric’s floating dynamics, a pleating, an engraved design, appear absolutely natural.”
Indeed, Nya’s refined adornment evokes the great history of those weighty tapestries that once graced the cavernous halls and decorous boudoirs of royals from Morocco to Macedonia. But these panels will neither fade nor fray, nor do they cost a king’s ransom. And, largely owed to their polyurethane backing, installation is a breeze. This makes these decorative panels that much more enticing—“Thanks to their low weight, the panels are easy to handle and provide a long-lasting decoration for the private and contract sector.”
About the Manufacturer: Nya Nordiska was originally conceived in the mind of founder Heinz Roentgen circa 1964 in the company’s original Duesseldorf location. As the textiles manufacturer evolved into one of the foremost brands for innovative fabrics, it took on the services of Diete Hansl. The husband-wife duo re-located to Dannenberg and throughout the late 20th. century founded subsidiary companies and showrooms in Como, London, Tokyo, and Paris, from which locales Nya textiles continually “reveal new perspectives in the sphere of interior design and are internationally recognized as groundbreaking.” Today, Nya Nordiska continues to be a family business, featuring collaboration between Roentgen and Hansl’s children—Marcus Hansl, Remo Roentgen, Sybilla Hansl and Bernhard Hans—and designer Alice Pieper.