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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'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

'Yemen' vase

Ettore Sottsass / Venini
£1.560

This 1998 geometric vase by Ettore Sottsass for Venini possesses all the defining features of the Italian designer's aesthetics. Made up of three separate blown Murano glass pieces in green, black and red, 'Yemen' is not just monumental and architectural, but rich in symbolism too.

Available at WallpaperSTORE*

www.store.wallpaper.com

'Signal' lighting collection

Workstead
From £1,250

Brooklyn based studio Workstead explores elegant minimalism in their recent lighting launch. A rich use of brass, bronze and hand sanded acrylic make up the simple silhouettes, providing a poetic, ambient glow. Available as sconce, flush mount, or pendant form, the fixture is paired with a pull chain and matching rod for a practical yet muted addition. Described by Workstead as 'hieroglyphic' models, the ornamental aesthetic allows them engage with the surrounding in which they inhabit.

www.anothercountry.com

'Colour Porcelain' platter

Scholten & Baijings / 1616 Arita
£213

Teaming up with 1616 Arita, Scholten & Baijings' 'Colour Porcelain' tableware collection is based on the their research of the Japanese brand's archives. Utilising colours that have been traditionally used by Arita, the Dutch duo have experimented with varying degrees of intensity. In this instance the product holds a soft pastel palette, incorporating a graphic surface for a refined finish.

Available from WallpaperSTORE*

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'Valsusa' armchair

Pool
€7,500

Four different geometric shapes make up the latest design by French studio Pool. Launched recently at Operae festival in Turin, Italy, with the support of Gallery S Bensimon, the 'Valsusa' armchair has two contrasting finishes: plush blue velvet for the seating, arm- and backrest, countered with an oak leg sheathed in a tough, rustic hide. The sculptural chair echoes Pool's conceptual experimentations with shapes, and the studio's ability to transform these into functional furniture.

work.poolhouse.eu

TAGS: SEATING

'Tama' vase

Nousaku
£99

Made of brass, this golden sphere vase is available in two sizes. The solid piece's refined shape make them ideal for a simple, slanting flower arrangement, ikebana-style. Meticulously made, each item is hand-polished by Nousaku craftsmen in their Takaoka workshop.

Available from WallpaperSTORE*

www.store.wallpaper.com

'Block' sofa

Mut Design Studio / Missana

Spanish design studio Mut embraces their geometric aesthetic for their seating collection for Missana. Available as sofa or armchair, the compact silhouettes play with modern shapes, pairing bold curved seats with solid cube and rectangular bases. While available in muted grey and beige, it is the contemporary wine red and electric blue that strike us as a statement sculpture in the living space.

TAGS: SEATING

'Kilo TL Nero Portoro' lamp

Kalmar Werkstätten
€990

Kalmar Werkstätten releases another limited edition 'Kilo' design, this time in a darker marble. The German brand's lamp embodies a slim polished nickel stem that contrasts its jet black Nero Portoro marble stand, set with natural golden veins. The base is paired with an impressively large silken shade that further cajoles with the model's balance.

werkstaetten.kalmarlighting.com

'Juicer 2'

Elinor Portnoy
£350

Elinor Portnoy's 'Juicer 2' is in equal parts a kitchen utensil and a decorative object. Presented as a series of clear and opaque sheets of coloured glass, the tool's peeled back layers are reminiscent of the citrus fruit it is intended to squeeze. A sandblasted base ensures a firm grip, whilst an air bubble at the juicer's core guarantees lightness and ease of control.

Available from WallpaperSTORE*

www.store.wallpaper.com

'Credenza Soie' rug

Patricia Urquiola / Cc-tapis
£3,249

Fusing Patricia Urquiola’s contemporary design aesthetic with the art of Le Dictateur founder Federico Pepe, the cc-tapis 'Credenza' collection is an unexpected amalgamation of many ideas. Traditional technique and abstract graphics have been brought together for a modern take on stained-glass. Here applied to the 'Credenza Soie' rug, the patterns are handwoven from Himalayan wool and pure silk. The result is an item that not only furnishes, but enters into a relationship with its surroundings and creates an unforgettable presence.

Available from WallpaperSTORE*

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'AF/21' washbasin mixer

Naoto Fukasawa / Fantini
From £864

Japanese designer Naoto Fukasawa first realised the 'AF/2' back in 2010, creating a refined faucet that is uncomplicated and lustrous. Bathroom manufacturer Fantini have now added another level to the model with different modern finishes; gun metal, brushed copper and 'rosy brown' to name a few. The Italian brand explores PVD (physical vapour deposition) treatment for the brushed and satin finishes for a contemporary addition to a simple sanitary room.

www.fantini.it

Studio Kitchen

Frama
Price on request

Frama's Studio Kitchen channels a travel-friendly aesthetic. Realised in lightweight materials, the models are intended to allow easy movement around the house, or to a new location. With anthracite frames and drawers in different accents of delicate wood, the modular systems exude the Danish studio's industrial look, complemented with marble tops and Dornbracht fixtures for added elegance.

www.framacph.com

TAGS: KITCHENS

'Babel' lamp

Ángel Jové / Santa & Cole
$1,215

To honour its 30th anniversary this year, Spanish lighting company Santa & Cole has reissued its sculptural ‘Babel’ lamp. Originally designed by graphic designer and illustrator Ángel Jové in 1971, the lamp is made from smooth alabaster from the Spanish village of Sarral, its robust form evoking the geometric linearity of the art deco period while exuding an architectural, totemic elegance – a combination ahead of its time, and no less relevant today. As each lamp is meticulously crafted by hand, no two are alike, and they are just as impactful on a tabletop as on the floor.

As originally featured in the November 2016 issue of Wallpaper* (W*212)

santacole.com

TAGS: LIGHTING

'Tono' bathroom range

Foster + Partners / Porcelanosa
Price on request

Spanish manufacturer Porcelanosa has teamed up with British architects Foster + Partners for ’Tono’ bathroom collection. Inspired by the notion of ‘less is more’, the range is a sleek set of sanitary ware – from sinks and bathtubs, to faucets and mirrors. 'Tono' is available in two contrasting palettes; a lighter clean hued selection of white ceramic paired with titanium, and deeper 'Capaccino Grey' stone mixed with coppers and golds. While tonally different, both follow the same minimalist silhouettes of smart lines, and simple surfaces.

www.tono-collection.com

'Paris' bottle

Eric Hibelot / Th Manufacture
£224

Inspired by the milk bottles from designer Eric Hibelot's childhood, TH Manufacture's 'Paris' bottle is almost human-like with its rounded, generous form. Crafted from ceramic, the bottle presents a playful surface design of irregular blue stripes and red colour blocking that perfectly captures the imaginative mind of a young Hibelot.

Available from WallpaperSTORE*

www.store.wallpaper.com

'Paul Smith Edition 3' desk lamp

Paul Smith / Anglepoise
£160

This is the third time the two eloquent British brands Anglepoise and Paul Smith have joined forces to interpret the former's classic Type 75, this time in bright primary colours, inspired by the De Stijl movement pioneered by Piet Mondrian and Theo van Doesburg. Combining the unmistakable modernist form of an Anglepoise with the unique handprint of the fashion designer, they celebrate impeccable yet abstract style and function.

Available from WallpaperSTORE*

www.store.wallpaper.com

TAGS: PAUL SMITH

'Thassos White' plate

Anouska Hempel / Lapicida
From £300

Lapicida has pushed the boundaries of stoneware with its latest tableware collection by Anouska Hempel. Simple, clean and refined, the range of plates and bowls has an unusual, paper-thin quality thanks to unique white marble from Thassos. The northern Greek island has been an untouched region for marble, but the stone specialist meticulously harnessed its untapped potential to craft the brand's most delicate pieces to date. Also available in 'Infinity Black' marble, the experimental collection additionally explores a robust side to the material in table-sized obelisks.

www.lapicida.com

'Cloud' Chair

Bart Lens / INDERA
€2600

'Cloud' aims to offer up a contemporary design alternative to the often old fashioned recliner chair. Designed by Belgium studio Bart Lens for Indera, the model provides a unique combination of modern design, pioneering technology and ultimate seating comfort. The playfully curvaceous model is ergonomically adjustable with a folding footrest, and is available in a range of fabric and leather types, with or without electric reclining mechanism.

www.indera.be

'Shade' Lamp

Masquespacio / Raco
€ 585,15

In a fully Spanish endeavour, the 'Shade' lamp unusually blends raffia, leather, marble and brass. Designed by Masquespacio for lighting brand Raco, all of the segments are artisan crafted in its geometric, postmodern form. The range of warm textures provide an abstract yet luxurious addition to the home

www.masquespacio.com

Bottle stand

Marcel Wanders / Alessi
£45

In collaboration with Alessi, Dutch designer Marcel Wanders has designed the 'Circus' collection, a series that epitomises the playful approach both names have to home-ware, while simultaneously capturing the magic of the circus. The limited edition selection of kitchenware take its cues from the Big Top, with bold, geometric patterns, stripes and shapes presented alongside iconic symbolism for a result that is equally fun and stylish. This bottle stand offers an eye-catching pattern painted on tinplate — a new technique for Alessi. Despite its striking nature, the stand's minimal design allows it to slip seamlessly into a multitude of spaces.

Available from WallpaperSTORE*

www.store.wallpaper.com

'Zodiac' shelving

Nichetto Studio / Zaozuo
from ¥88

Centred around a hexagonal metal framework, Zodiac is a multifunctional modular display system. Paired with attachable polyurethane accessories, its elegant geometrical networks form complex constellations, serving as a shelving device, mirror and coat hook. Nodding to its astrological namesake, Zodiac offers a sophisticated play with its web of lines to act as a sleek artistic wall hanging, as well as a multifunctional system.

www.nichettostudio.com

'COLUM(N) 3.40' stool

NOVA OBIECTA
€1280

Paris-based design studio and manufacturer Nova Obiecta has released a limited edition 100 units of this organic, handmade side table or stool. The multifaceted pieces, both sourced and produced in France, pose a geometric take on solid cork, and are bound with hand polished copper or brass rings. Nova Obiecta's creations, described as 'sculptural furniture', pay tribute to both Kinetic and Op art movements.

www.novaobiecta.com

Copper standing bowl

Fort Standard
£160

The ultimate centrepiece, Fort Standard's copper standing bowl offers equal impact as functional dinnerware and as a display piece, thanks to its architecturally inspired planar legs that lifts it high off any surface. Food-safe, the aluminium bowl is sand-cast in the state of Pennsylvania, while an unfinished copper plating is applied in Brooklyn. The result is an item that can develop a natural patina over time or maintain its shine through polishing.

Available from WallpaperSTORE*

www.store.wallpaper.com

'Stacking/Packing' stools

Dean Edmonds
£180

Designed to fit into the modern lifestyle, Dean Edmonds’ new collection consists of seating that 'stacks and packs.' Edmonds’ compact, self-assembly design attempts to accommodate frequent moves and smaller spaces, as and when needed. His sophisticated stools are made out of sleek, lightweight zinc plated steel that evoke an industrial look and are part of an edition of seven.

www.deanedmonds.co.uk

BULBS

Caroline Prisse / Lensvelt
€1299

Netherlands-based contract furniture brand Lensvelt presents BULBS, a unique range of hand-blown hanging lights. Designed by Caroline Prisse, the spheres of light are not perfectly round, each lamp sports a concave indent, a quality Prisse argues ‘makes the objects look human’. The pendants are available in six hues of transparent green, yellow, blue and red.

www.lensvelt.nl

Ovo-ovO

Ida Elke
€2552

The functions of Danish designer Ida Elke’s new furniture object Ovo-ovO are secondary to a play with palindromic principles. A palindrome is a sequence that can be read both backwards and forwards. Its name reflects the nature of the sandcast aluminum object itself: turned one way, Ovo-ovO serves as a stool and sidetable, with the other, it can be used as a vessel, vase or bowl.

www.elkeland.dk

Linear dispenser

Dimitri Bähler
£167

Taken from Dimitri Bähler Studio's Volumes, Patterns, Textures & Colors (VPT&C) collection, this linear dispenser is the outcome of a series of decorative experimentations. A unique bidimensional pattern on the surface of the yellow and pink dispenser plays with volume, while Bähler's self-developed glaze offers a unique texture. The result is an active demonstration of a series of techniques, and an original dialogue between functionality and non-functionality, minimalism and decoration.

Available from WallpaperSTORE*

www.store.wallpaper.com

Roman 'Holders'

Raffaella Mangiarotti / Atipico
From €65

Raffaella Mangiarotti has reinterpretted Roman classicism with contemporary Italian materials, resulting in this delicate, sculptural tableware range for Atipico. The designer was struck by a catalogue of Roman art that featured a glass vessel with two loop handles, that 'looked like it had been made recently in Murano, and instead was an ancient artifact'. This inspired her looping metal candlesticks, jars, and vases, that use a single strip of golden metal to suspend their glass contents to ethereal effect.

www.atipico.it