x + l stands for Xander Vervoort and Leon van Boxtel, designers based in Amsterdam, Holland.
with a background in theater and art, they founded x+l studio in 1996, focussing on interior design.
through the years they worked for several disciplines: photography, advertising, stage design,
fashion and exhibition design.
in addition to this commissioned work they create handmade objects that are unique
or produced in very small numbers.
in 2013 x+l launched 'parfumobscure', a perfume made with pure and natural ingredients,
collected on their travels to India, Japan, France and Italy.
since 2018 a selection of their designs is represented by Objet d'art_galerie in Tokyo, Japan.
also in 2018 x+l started a collaboration and designed new furniture and objects
for Phantom Hands in Bangalore, India.
the studio consists of just the two founders. working closely together with artisan friends,
enables them to maintain the very personal view that is x+l.
in the online store they present handmade products that they have created themselves,
most are one of a kind. single objects and limited series that go alongside
handcrafted finds from their travels.
they like the irregularity in the products: being able to see the human touch gives it an extra.
they embrace the imperfect and hope you will appreciate this as well.