WE'RE PASSIONATE about foraging TREASURES, ART & DESIGN FROM the PAST.
On one of our countless trips through vintage shops and antique stores we discovered our love of old wall charts. Realizing a decline in the availability of well preserved, high quality wall charts for a reasonable price, we set out on the quest of filling this void by republishing our favorite unique pieces.
We constantly rummage through libraries, archives and antique stores across the globe to track down those lost forgotten gems. Our true passion is about preserving the beauty of imperfection and decay that comes with time and use. Sometimes in the state we find them, or by restoring artwork to its' original condition, we aim to bring uniqueness into a world of mass production and smooth surfaces.
Erstwhile remains the world wide industry leader in the market for large scale reproductions of wood mounted vintage maps, botanical & zoological charts.
"INSPIRED by the BEAUTY of IMPERFECTION that comes with AGE & USE."Creative Director Dirk Paetzold is the brains behind the brand – his love of everything vintage, travel, and design amalgamates into what Erstwhile stands for. His background in graphic design is evident in the curation of the evergrowing Erstwhile range.