THE W* HOUSE

We thought it only fair to throw open the doors to the W* House and share with you how we’d fit out our dream digs. From consoles to cupboards, beds to bookcases, the W* House features our favourite pieces of design from across the globe, room by room. When it comes to sharing our finds, we wanted to keep things simple, letting you furnish your house with the click of a mouse, the Wallpaper* way. 

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'Geode' container

N°30
£72

Soft, smooth and subtle, N°30’s yellow ‘Geode’ is unique and versatile. It is a member of a family of geometric containers. Crafted from zinc and polished to create its luxurious texture, this container is ideally used to store bits and bobs.

Available from WallpaperSTORE*

www.store.wallpaper.com

'Mirror Mobiles'

Elkeland Studio
From DKK 1,150

Danish studio Elkeland have released a new range of geometric mirror mobiles. Suspended on wax-treated flack string, the slim shapes (including half-moons, ovals, and gradated triangles) are made from double-sided plexi mirror and brass sticks. Catching light as they gently twist, the mobiles throw subtle plays of light against surrounding walls, floors and ceilings.

www.elkeland.dk

‘Offcut Lozenge’

Simon Hasan
£45

Inspired by the irregular shaped leather cuts that are leftover when a hide has been used for larger items, Simon Hasan's 'Offcut' collection presents a series of valets for small items. Crafted in Shoreditch, London, the 'Offcut Lozenge' is an ideal desk companion and is suitable for holding coins, keys and phones. The use of unfinished pressed vegetable leather ensures that this piece will develop a patina over time and bear the unique wear patterns of its user.

Available from WallpaperSTORE*

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‘San’ outdoor collection

Lionel Doyen / Manutti
Price on request

On the back of the successful 'Kumo' sofa collaboration last year, designer Lionel Doyen has once again joined forces with Manutti for the launch of the 'San' collection. Aiming to help you 'master the art of zen', this range of outdoor furniture comprises a powder coated aluminium and Iroko bench, which has a distinctly industrial-feel, topped by softening cushions in a palate of 'soft petrol blue', 'milestone' and 'soft white'.

www.manutti.com

'Heart Cone' chair

Verner Panton / Vitra
£2,490

Verner Panton’s designs are a fuse of pop art and Scandinavian modernism. The 'Heart Cone Chair', which takes its name from the heart-shaped silhouette, features extended wings as the backrest. The modern interpretation of the classic wingback chair holds a playful nature which resembles Mickey Mouse ears.

Available from WallpaperSTORE*

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‘Pin’ hook rail

Marc Venot / Schönbuch
Price on request

French designer Marc Venot establishes this sophisticated minimalist rail for his first collaboration with German furniture brand Schönbuch. Taking inspiration from the image of ‘swallows waiting on electric cable’, ‘Pin’ is formed in dark wood and brass for a luxurious addition to the hallway. The multifaceted form is also moveable tilting forwards and backwards depending on weight for an abstract take on the domestic piece.

www.schoenbuch.com

‘Ding’ casserole pot

Office for Product Design / Jia Inc
£218

Inspired by the shapes of ancient Chinese cauldrons by the same name, Office for Product Design's the casserole pot ‘Ding’ fulfils modern cooking requirements with traditional design. Produced by Jia Inc, the pot is constructed from matte black cast iron and has a flat base that sits neatly atop a separate stand with legs. An enameled interior provides a functional surface that lends itself to both slow cooking and easy cleaning.

Available from WallpaperSTORE*

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‘Gravity’ and ‘Float’ mirrors

Samuel Wilkinson / ex.t
From €603.28

Presented at the Maison et Objet, the ‘Gravity’ (left) and ‘Float’ (right) mirrors are the result of an inaugural collaboration between Tuscan bathroom specialists Ex.t and English designer Samuel Wilkinson. As their names suggest, the mirrors are inspired by movements and forces in space. For ‘Float’, a moon-like opal-glass sphere hovers above a suspended, semi-circular marble shelf. ‘Gravity’, on the other hand, comprises a large, oval mirror playfully appended by a circular magnifying mirror, that can be detached or placed anywhere around the edge as desired.

www.ex-t.com

'Isa' boulder

Isabelle de Borchgrave / Serax
£24

Isabelle de Borchgrave has made an impact in the world of fashion and design. For the Belgian artist's collaboration with Serax, she is turning her fantasy and imagination into art that is accessible to all. ‘Milieux de vos tables’, her hand-painted paper collection was inspired by Tunisian and Coptic ceramics. This large blue boulder, made of papier-mâché, would be a tasteful addition for the mantelpiece.

Available from WallpaperSTORE*

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‘Reflection of a gesture’ mirror

Beza Projekt
From €320

Avant-garde design studio Beza Projekt has created a new series of artistic mirrors that question the assumption that a mirror should be unhindered, clear and perfectly reflective. The mirrored area is drawn directly onto a transparent glass surface in bold, reflective swirls while the sculptural, asymmetric wooden frames, furthers the idea of a mirror as art installation. The innovative piece shows the Warsaw-based firm encouraging functionality to take a rare back seat.

www.bezaprojekt.pl

Brewer stand

Kinto
£170

Kinto's brewer stand is for those who appreciate slow coffee. The set of stand, filter, brewer, server, holder, and cups is reminiscent of laboratory paraphernalia with a stain resistant wooden base sitting atop an adjustable brass mechanism, which allows users to brew coffee directly into a mug or server.

Available from WallpaperSTORE*

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'Inox Concrete' faucets

Ritmonio
From €371

The 'Inox Concrete' taps are the newest addition to the Diametro35 collection, from Italian factory and bathroom accessories firm Ritmonio, in partnership with its in-house DesignLAB. Forerunners of using concrete in sanitary ware, Ritmonio has paired ergonomic concrete handles with slim, stainless steel faucets, creating a refined, yet urban statement.

www.ritmonio.it

Vases

Aldo Bakker / Swarovski
£1,595

Dutch designer Aldo Bakker captures the purity of Swarovski crystal in the three piece 'Crystal Vase' collection. A striking combination of clarity and brilliance is shown in the abstract design that merges the fine material with a hint of warm Italian marble. Show off your favourite blooms in a vase that is the perfect twist to the traditional vase.

Available at WallpaperSTORE*

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TAGS: SWAROVSKI

‘Primo Terrazzo Tavolini’ tables

Theo Williams / Another Brand
From £225

Another Brand's wooden ‘Primo Tavolini’ tables have been given a new look for 2017: a Terrazzo finish. Comprising an intensely polished mixture of marble-chip and cement, the trio of stool-shaped tables are desiged by the brand's creative director Theo Williams and offer the luxe of marble, with all the versatility of cement, resulting in a highly customisable, bold range.

www.anotherbrand.co.uk

'Alexandra' mirror and drawers

Sebastian Mann / Mannmade London
£1,475

'Alexandra' is a multifaceted piece of furniture that tends to all bedroom needs. Combining storage space, mirror and a dressing table, the modular structure is a contemporary, space saving solution. Created as part of Sebastian Mann's first foray into furniture, the model nods to his architectural background and is formed in a modern mix of walnut and steel.

www.mannmadelondon.com

'Tigela' bowls

Anna by RabLabs
£639

Historically prized for their magical and aesthetic properties, bowls carved from semi-precious stone have been treasured for centuries. These 'Tigela' bowls by Anna by RabLabs take on an added layer of exclusivity being handcrafted by artisans with extensive knowledge in the art of stone carving.

Available from the WallpaperSTORE*

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'Juju' coffee table

Garth Roberts / Serralunga
From €230

The 'Juju' coffee table merges the playful sides of designer Garth Roberts and outdoor furniture company Serralunga. Designed to look like a small amulet, the simple, unadorned model is a versatile option for outdoors, both as a functional table or as a sculptural addition. The piece is available in the Italian company's array of glossy and matte colours, and has the option of subtle under-lighting.

www.serralunga.com

'Superbowl' bowl

N°30
£145

Taking its name from the geometric shape superellipse, the ‘Superbowl’ can be used to hold a multitude of little objects. Part of Taiwanese brand N°30’s collection, the bamboo base contrasts with it zinc body that has been plated and hand-polished twice to create a mirror-like effect.

Available on WallpaperSTORE*

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'Cil M-1' coffee pot

Sargadelos
£52

The Cil coffee pot’s classic cylindrical design is given a delightful lift by the sweeping flourish of a blue brushstroke. The artistic addition accentuates the whimsical curves of the model that is produced in Galicia by Spanish porcelain brand Sargadelos, a company known for its passionate promotion of local motifs, forms and colours.

Available from WallpaperSTORE*

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'Outline Dogward' rug

André Fu / Tai Ping
Price on request

Hong Kong-based interior designer André Fu designed this urban-toned rug for Tai Ping’s new collection, 'Edition 2' – a geometric colour-fest featuring rugs by six rising international designers. Fu’s 'aerial view' design plays on the concept of tracing contours of furniture. The result is a whimsical yet minimalist rug on which you can place your own furniture.

www.houseoftaiping.com

Double-ended magazine bookend

Folmer Christensen / Folle
£45

This award-winning, satin-polished stainless steel bookend was designed by Folmer Christensen. Featuring the flawless curves and simplicity of Scandinavian design, it is manufactured in Denmark by Folle’s skilled craftsmen. Conceived specifically for magazines, the tall, double-ended piece will hold your favourite issues of Wallpaper* in style.

Available from WallpaperSTORE*

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'Wind' table

Victoria Wilmotte / Matière Grise
€360 each

French designer Victoria Wilmotte was inspired by the folding techniques in origami for these low tables. Made of steel, the geometric tables are available in playfully bold hues for an exciting contemporary addition to the space. Designed for French retailer Matière Grise, Wilmotte has also realised a futuristic mirror for the collection that also nods to her sharp aesthetic.

www.matieregrise-decoration.fr

'Neckline' vase

Ghaith & Jad / House of Today
£293

Presenting flora in an abstract fashion is this vase by Ghaith & Jad. 'Neckline' highlights the detachment of flowers from their natural context by displaying singular stems from the centre of a mute and vast disc. Constructed from stainless steel anchored by a stone stand, which props up the stem, the design duo's creation unites the structure of metal and stone with the fluidity of nature. Exclusively available through WallpaperSTORE*, the white vase was commissioned for The Shop, a pop-up offering of home and office products in Beirut selected by House of Today, WallpaperSTORE* and guest curator Nicolas Bellavance-Lecompte.

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'XO Light'

Studio Edwards / Rakumba
AUD$1,200

It can’t be a surprise to anyone that in the W* House, well-designed, good lighting is de rigueur. Nothing spoils the mood more than an inelegant shade that throws off equally unappealing light. Which explains why we’re making ceiling space for ‘XO Light’. Designed by the Melbourne-based Studio Edwards in collaboration with the Australian industrial manufacturer Rakumba, the silhouette of the pendant lamp is drawn directly from the world of sailboat racing and yacht design.

Three slender strips of satin-brushed brass form a stylised exo-skeleton – which, in turn, gives the lamp its moniker. When put under tension, these battens, says lead designer Ben Edwards, give shape to the ‘sail’ of the lamp covering, itself made of stitched opalescent PVC. When turned on, the tridonic LED gives off a soft glow that, with the lamp’s streamlined curves, creates the impression of a boat in full sail at dawn.

‘There’s an emphasis on technical skills here,’ Edwards says, referencing the scientific approach that is becoming the hallmark of his fledgling studio, which is currently working on a gallery/hotel in Melbourne’s St Kilda, as well as a pop-up store for a New Zealand cosmetic brand.

TAGS: LIGHTING

‘Prime’ bathroom collection

Norm Architects / Inbani
Price on request

The Danish architecture firm used its minimalist and purist aesthetic in a collection for Spanish bathroom brand Ibani. Putting a contemporary spin on antique bathtubs with rolled edges, they create these in fine white ceramic, as opposed to metal as they originally existed. 'Prime' can add interest to simplistic bathroom set-ups with the pleasing curves making up the silhouettes.

www.inbani.com

'Bombetta' dispensers

Kanz Architetti / Hands On Design
£64

Made from fine Arita porcelain, the 'Bombetta' tableware set by Kanz Architetti for Hands On Design includes soy sauce, oil, salt and pepper dispensers. The pieces are manufactured by Japanese porcelain expert Risogama, who used digital technologies to bring the traditional material into the 21st century. The simple aesthetic used by the Venetian designers allow the pieces to be visually stimilating separately, or as a playfully synchronised set.

Available on WallpaperSTORE*

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'Blocks' table

Andy Martin Studio
£4,800

Australian-born architect Andy Martin has created new iterations of his 2013 'Blocks' range. Realising the resin pieces in circular table configurations, the sculptural pieces adopt an ethereal quality in hazy yet vibrant hues. Available in frosted or glossy versions, the tables can be appear as visually striking ornaments that effortlessly play with shape and colour.

www.andymartinstudio.com

'Terra' marble table

Simon Legald / Normann Copenhagen
From £249

Simon Legald has given southern European materials a robust modern twist with this Terrazzo table. Titled 'Terra,' the pastel hued pieces have an exclusive quality through each Terrazzo sheet being unique in its naturally developed patterns. Produced for Danish brand Normann Copenhagen, the minimalist models also have whimsically twisted legs that contrast the flat, lacquered top.

www.simonlegald.com

'Highlight' collection

Studio Peascod
From £1,650

Emma Peascod has been a leading exponent of verre églomisé – the decorative technique of applying gold leaf, paper and pigments to the back of glass and mirrors – since founding her London-based studio in 2011. Her work can be seen in numerous private interiors and, more easily, over the reception desk of Skye Gyngell’s much-lauded london restaurant, Spring, but her new range of lighting and furniture is the first she has released under her own name. The Highlight collection includes two lamps, two mirrors and a side table in striking deco-inspired shapes. Each piece is handmade, with a lead time of around eight to ten weeks, and can be ordered in one of four different églomisé effects and three metal finishes. We think it’s a dazzling reflection of her talent.

Photography: Pelle Crepin. As originally featured in the November 2016 issue of Wallpaper* (W*212)

www.studiopeascod.com

'Perho' mirror collection

Katriina Nuutinen
From €250

Launched as part of the 'Yhes' exhibition at Lokal Gallery in Helsinki, these charming mirrors take their cues from the wings of a bird for the slender shapes. Realised by Finnish designer Katriina Nuutinen, the two-part mirror discreetly hinges in the middle, allowing the smaller panel to be readjusted for a more desirable angle. The 'Perho' mirror comes in two sizes and five different hues for an ornamental yet natural addition to the bathroom.

www.katriinanuutinen.fi