Caveat: one reviewer complains about a "high sheen plastic" that covers it.
I can understand why it would be laminated with clear plastic, to protect the artwork and make it easier to clean. Light switch plates encounter a lot of dirty hands.
It would be cool though if the plates were made using actual buckram book cloth, the kind that has an easy-to-keep-clean finish on it. (Described as "aqueous acrylic" on Wikipedia.)
That's what we used to rebind heavily-used books that didn't require an especially artistic binding when I worked for my university library's conservation department. It's a little garish looking compared to high quality leather-bound books, but it kept costs down for purely utilitarian bindings.