Artist duo Jaap Snijder and Marcelo Gimenes founded the creative brand
To recreate the historical style of traditional wall hangings, Snijder and Gimenes use techniques from the 18th and 19th centuries and mix them with contemporary materials, where necessary, for a more sustainable result. “We started ten years ago by researching old techniques like chinoiserie and typical Dutch wall hangings,” Snijder and Gimenes tell My Modern Met. “As artists with different styles we wanted to merge our techniques to create large paintings and decorative art; wallpaper was the natural choice.”
Their portfolio features a variety of botanical-inspired prints. While some depict natural environments with birds and animals, others contain varieties of plants and flowers. “We always make sure we can both do the same things, but of course there are specialties which suit one better than the other,” they continue. “Birds and mammals are usually done by Jaap, and skies, background and insects by Marcelo. The rest is mostly a mix of both.”
Dutch artist duo Jaap Snijder and Marcelo Gimenes of Snijder & Co create exquisite wall art inspired by nature.
They make each design by hand before transforming it into a custom wallpaper for clients.
Their art is based on a Dutch tradition of large landscape wall hangings.