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irma boom

Irma Boom is an Amsterdam-based graphic designer specialising in book making. With her use of unfamiliar formats, materials, colors, structures, and typography she makes the book into a visual and haptic experience.

Irma Boom studied graphic design at the AKI Art Academy in Enschede. After graduating she worked for five years at the Dutch Government Publishing and Printing Office in The Hague. In 1991 she founded Irma Boom Office, which works nationally and internationally in both the cultural and commercial sectors. Clients include the Rijksmuseum Amsterdam, Paul Fentener van Vlissingen (1941-2006), Inside Outside, Museum, Boijmans Van Beuningen, Zumtobel, Ferrari, Vitra International, NAi Publishers, United Nations and OMA/Rem Koolhaas, Koninklijke Tichelaar, and Camper. Since 1992 Boom has been a critic at Yale University in the US and gives lectures and workshops worldwide.

She has been the recipient of many awards for her book designs and was the youngest-ever laureate to receive the prestigious Gutenberg prize for her complete oeuvre. For five years she worked (editing and concept/design) on the 2136-page SHV Think Book 1996-1896 commissioned by SHV Holdings in Utrecht. The Think Book was published in English and Chinese. Her design for ‘Weaving as Metaphor’ by American artist Sheila Hicks was awarded 'The Most Beautiful Book in the World’ at the Leipzig Book Fair. Her books have been shown at numerous international exhibitions and are also represented in the collections of the Museum of Modern Art in New York.

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t.e. 216Rijksmuseum dna wallpaper

Hang one of the 18 famous paintings from the Rijksmuseum on your wall with the dna wallpaper!

Renowned graphic designer Irma Boom spent ten years deconstructing the museum's paintings to distill their colour dna., The six colours that make up the painting. These dna swatches of an individual painting, like Vermeer's Milkmaid, are available as wallpaper in narrow or broad stripes. Just choose and / or combine your favorite classic for your wall.
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t.e. 127wallpaper "based on nature"

nature site: mana pools national park, zimbabwe
roll  75  x 900 cm (29,5  x 355 in) length
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nature site: great barrier reef, australia
roll  75  x 900 cm (29,5  x 355 in) length
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nature site: shirakami-sanchi, japan
roll  75  x 900 cm (29,5  x 355 in) length
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nature site: hawaii volcanoes national park
roll  75  x 900 cm (29,5  x 355 in) length
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t.e. 123wallpaper "based on nature"

nature site: area de conservation guanacaste, cost rica
roll  75  x 900 cm (29,5  x 355 in) length
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nature site: Jungfrau-Aletsch
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t.e. 121wallpaper "based on nature"

nature site: waddensea, the netherlands / germany
roll  75  x 900 cm (29,5  x 355 in) length
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t.e. 120book: colour-based on nature

edition of 4100
176 pages
240 x 315 mm
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