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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Sliced Sphere

Frederik Roijé
From €229

This dynamic light from international design studio Frederik Roijé comprises a hollow globe of powder coated steel with a characteristic, diagonal cut through the middle that light atmospherically shines through. Staying true to the firm's graphic style, 'Sliced Sphere' hangs elegantly in a cluster or on its own as a feature pendant. Available in a range of tones including an earthy brick brown and copper green, or a lustrous gold version for a sleeker finish.

www.roije.com

Chuckle

Karimoku New Standard
£55

A lesson in balance and gravity, Karimoku New Standard's 'Chuckle' is both playful and practical. With a gentle tip of its rim this organically shaped bowl slightly rolls, allowing easy access to its contents, such as coins, paper clips and keys. Crafted from Japanese itaya maple and sculpted into varying thicknesses at its rim, the bowl has the unique characteristic of appearing differently from any angle.

Available from WallpaperSTORE*

www.store.wallpaper.com

'Pelle' kitchen

Henrytimi
Price on request

High-quality materials and handmade processes are at the forefront of Italian kitchen brand Henrytimi’s manufacturing approach. Its latest kitchen, ‘Pelle’ – which launched at this year’s Salone del Mobile and is customisable in both dimensions and configurations – is a case in point. A dramatic juxtaposition of travertine sanpietro stone, with door handles, taps and numerous other features hidden from view, it’s a colossal piece that is more architectural sculpture than recognisable kitchen. Each functional element of the monolith kitchen is integrated into the project, including the tailor-made ton sur ton induction cooktop, and the sink, an organic cavity carved from a solid block of travertino sanpietro stone, while natural teak interiors add a touch of warmth.

www.henrytimi.com

Table Bistrot Garbo40 Ronde

Antonino Sciortino / Serax
£130

Antonino Sciortino's 'Table Bistrot Garbo40 Ronde' for Serax is an apt demonstration of the Milan-based designer's hand with iron. A circular tabletop sits on a triangulated base formed from singular soft iron rods, which collectively cast a unique dancing shadow on their surroundings. Thanks to a vintage finish and simplicity in form, this table offers a sculptural aesthetic that integrates comfortably in a variety spaces.

Available from WallpaperSTORE*

www.store.wallpaper.com

Napa drinks table

Sabin
$795

This summer, Sabin’s classic Napa drinks table has been adapted for the great outdoors, helping you to add the perfect colour accent to your garden terrace. Keeping its signature circular shape, spherical foot leg ends, and sophisticated diagonal stretcher, Napa has been rejuvenated by a vibrant lick of paint on the powder coated steel in your choice of colour. Included in the range are a punch-orange and forest green that work together beautifully in a contrasting pair.

www.sabin.la

Gin Lane bar

Yabu Pushelberg / Avenue Road
$6,740

There is a certain level of sophistication that is expected with creating a gin bar, and Yabu Pushelberg definitely exceed this with their smart brass and marble model. Taking its cues from the structure of a classic drinks trolley, they refine this with clean lines and two simple small wheels for a contemporary finish. The Gin Lane bar is given a luxury touch through its smoked glass top that includes a geometric slab of Carrera marble, just for some added elegance.

 

www.yabupushelberg.com

'Bowl' table

Mater
£295

Fusing traditional Indian craftsmanship with clean Scandinavian design, Ayush Kasliwal's 'Bowl' table is a smooth amalgamation of two styles that, on paper, aren't supposed to work. In reality, the combination of a sustainably-sourced mango wood tabletop — crafted using techniques of Kharadi, an Indian wood turning community — and the clean silhouette cast by milled hollow steel rod legs, is a success. True to Mater's environmentally-friendly ethos, the table is finished with a lead-free, water-based PU lacquer.

Available from WallpaperSTORE*

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Ametis Ring

Graff
€7,122

Graff's refined 'Ametis Ring' shower head is wall-mounted and finished in powder-coated, high quality steel. Available in sleek architectural black (pictured), white, or polished chrome, the sculptural circle features 6 full-colour spectrum LEDs, creating a spa-like chromotherapy glow whilst you shower. Discreetly placed faucets release a halo of water, you can choose to either transport yourself to a relaxing waterfall or wake up with a revitalising rain-jet setting.

www.graff-faucets.com

Travel teapot set

Motor Design
£102

Motor Design's travel teapot set and bag seamlessly combines Eastern zen aesthetics with Western minimalist style. Crafted from porcelain, the grey tubular teapot is a stylish vessel for hot beverages on the go, while the two cups which can be securely fastened to either end. The set's mobility is enhanced by the inclusion of a simple blue linen drawstring bag.

Available from WallpaperSTORE*

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'Xtend' Bathtub

Carina Deuschl / Kaldewei

Bathroom innovation doesn’t come much better than a pop-up tub. This model has been realised as part of German brand Kaldewei’s young talents design competition during Salone del Mobile. Winner Carina Deusch’s travel friendly piece uses carbon fibre to enable it to be collapsible, arriving as a portable flat package before expanding into a classic tub-shape in its wire structure. Inside, there is soft padded material for a comfortable bathing experience, be it indoors at the office, or camping outside.

'Branch' Lounge + Table

Lievore Altherr Molina / Tribù
From €200

Lievore Altherr Molina is a dab hand at outdoor furniture, thanks to its design sensibility and clever line work, which give a mature sophistication to its pieces. A collaboration with Belgian firm Tribù has resulted in a minimal aluminium lounger with a teak side table that can be clicked onto the frame to join two together.

www.tribu.com

Diana' B

Konstantin Grcic / Classicon
£427

Formed of sheet metal, powder-coated in a variety of colours, Konstantin Grcic's 2002 ‘Diana’ side tables (available here in two versions) were conceived in the manner of a font character, with careful reworking of each line, angle and radius. ‘The more I worked on this project, the more I realised that even a few simple folds were sufficient to create a beautifully three-dimensional form,’ says Grcic.

Available from WallpaperSTORE*

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'KS'

Giulio Cappellini and Alfonso Arosio / Del Tongo
€12,000

Designers Giulio Cappellini and Alfonso Arosio have imagined three new kitchen models for Italian manufacturer Del Tongo. The three solutions, entitled Borghese, Laboratorio and Radicale, are designed to cater to all needs, though with different accents in terms of material, colour and cooking habits. Borghese (pictured) features a separate hob block and island workspace with a floating snack table, unified by a colour, such as a burnt orange hue, that can be splashed onto various units. Laboratorio features a compact island worktop area where all functions have been designed to be easily accessible, while Radicale features an irregular-end worktop and a visible pantry.

www.gruppodeltongo.com

'Palladio' console

Claesson Koivisto Rune / Artifort
£437

A series of simple tables with classic proportions, Swedish architecture and design practice Claesson Koivisto Rune’s Palladio collection for Dutch company Artifort is a colourful expression of minimalist design. The tables, such as this slender console, are characterised by the subtle joint between the legs and the top, developed by Artifort’s in-house engineers. ‘We were equally inspired by the work of the Venetian master of Renaissance architecture Andrea Palladio and the minimalistic sculptures of American artist Donald Judd,’ explain the designers.

www.artifort.com

'Lollipop'

Boris Klimek / Lasvit
£1.875

Based on a fascination with transparency and perception, Boris Klimek's 'Lollipop' collection of tables and lighting for Lasvit is at once playful and functional. Experimenting with the technique of slumped glass, Klimek has combined organically-shaped glass plates with a metal holder and an inserted light source to produce the 'Lollipop' pendant light. The result is a stunning centrepiece light that also offers a beautifully distorted view of reality through a turquoise lens.

Available from WallpaperSTORE*

www.store.wallpaper.com

TAGS: LASVIT

'DC1615'

Vincenzo De Cotiis / Progetto Domestico
Price on request

Vincenzo De Cotiis’ latest collection, Pop Nouveau, combines traditional materials with new, unexpected forms, such as in this organically shaped, polished brass side table.

www.progettodomestico.it

Trays

Jansen+Co
£50

Designed by Amsterdam-based table top design company Jansen+Co, these copper, silver and gold-plated stainless steel trays succinctly demonstrate the hallmarks for which the Dutch brand is known. Industrial production is combined with an authentic hand finish resulting in a sturdy tray that becomes a centrepiece in its own right thanks to an eye-catching reflective surface. Capturing any flicker of light, the multifaceted pieces also have rounded edges to provide a firm grip.

Available from WallpaperSTORE*

www.store.wallpaper.com

'Livit' sofa

Lievore Altherr Molina / Expormim
€5,500

The starting point for ‘Livit’, the inviting new outdoor sectional sofa by Barcelona-based design studio Lievore Altherr Molina, was childhood memories of siestas in hammocks on warm summer afternoons. Produced by Spanish brand Expormim and designed with a sophisticated attention to the finer details, the sofa features ample cushions on a slender aluminium frame, creating a result that the designers say, ‘balances comfort and lightness with the aim of providing a blithesome relax’. Available in multiple compositions and also in chair and chaise longue versions, the seating comes in shades that range from a deep green to a neutral ice grey, and exudes a Mediterranean elegance while at the same time appearing light and effortless.

www.expormim.es

'Papillon' wall light

Bernhardt & Vella / Arflex
€1,250

An appliqué light that plays with transparency, colour and geometry, ‘Papillon’ was designed by the Milan-based studio of Ellen Bernhardt and Paola Vella as part of a collection that also includes a series of room dividers in a similar style. The asymmetric light is formed of contrastingly coloured glass shapes with two LED strips held in place by a brass axis. It’s the first glass project by Arflex and an elegant addition to the company’s eclectic furniture range.

www.arflex.it

'Epoque' bathtub

Carlo Colombo / Antonio Lupi
Price on request

Steering away from the squeaky-clean ceramic look typical of luxury bathtubs, Italian stalwart Antonio Lupi has decided to go back to basics, creating its latest bath in raw Amazzone stone. Designed by Carlo Colombo as part of Collection Bespoke, 'Epoque' still resonates the brand's modern design aesthetic with its graduating oval form, however the muted skin coloured palette allows it to be more exposed as a sculpture, but with the same level of sophistication.

www.antoniolupi.it

Three-layer container

Hatashikk / Metrocs
£84

Simple, functional and stylishly pared-back, Metrocs' homeware and lifestyle accessories boast a timeless and humble appeal. Designed by Hatashikki and crafted from kalopanax, a rich and beautiful grain of wood sourced from Japan, this cylindrical container features three layers of compartments and a monochromatic colourway.

Available from WallpaperSTORE*

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'Salute' side table

Sebastian Herkner / La Chance
£1,289

Austrian designer Sebastian Herkner's 'Salute', produced by La Chance, is a solid lesson in luxury and functionality. Belonging to a family of tables that may be used individually or displayed as a group, the high table is crafted from a cylindrical black marble plinth, interrupted by a circular black steel tray which appears suspended from the table's main body.

Available from WallpaperSTORE*

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'Happy D.2'

Sieger Design / Duravit
From £418

Duravit has introduced a new furniture range for its basin units, conceived by Sieger Design. Answering the demand for ever more vanity space, the German manufacturer has produced a variety of wall-mounted and floor standing cabinets that maximise storage yet maintain a discreet look. The seamless edges and subtle new die-cast zinct feet neatly complement the brand's basins. We're smitten with the soft curves and textured linen finish of this 'Happy D.2' Unit.

www.duravit.co.uk

Tasse Ciment Haute

Frédérick Gautier / Serax
£19

Crafted from cement stoneware, Frédérick Gautier's teapot and mug collection for Serax pays tribute to architecture and the many materials that have enabled humanity to survive. As such, the roughly hewn surface of the 'Tasse Ciment Haute' is reflective of the primitive imperfections of manmade matter, while the simplicity of its elongated rectangular handle is a continuation of the elementary shapes found throughout Gautier's work.

Available from WallpaperSTORE*

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'Secant'

Daniel Rybakken / J Hill's Standard
Price on request

Norwegian designer Daniel Rybakken’s collaboration with Irish glass specialist J Hill’s Standard has resulted in a collection of crystal glass and anodised aluminium lamps that combines delicate craftsmanship with a contemporary edge.

www.jhillsstandard.com

'Dream'Air'

Eugeni Quitllet / Kartell
Price on request

Ibiza-born, Barcelona-based designer Eugeni Quitllet’s career is characterised by lightness. His latest collaboration with Kartell explores this with a chair whose contemporary silhouette bridges the gap between solid and ethereal. A suspended curved seat is perched on a simple geometric frame and comes in a range of colours, from transparent and neutral shades to deep, bold hues, such as the red, pictured here. ‘Thanks to Kartell’s continual research and technological innovation in the fields of materials and processes, we were able to beautifully float dreams on the air,’ says Quitllet.

www.kartell.com

TAGS: KARTELL

Colour platter

Scholten & Baijings / Karimoku New Standard
£415

This set of three wooden plates bears all the hallmarks of Dutch design duo, Scholten & Baijings: the vibrant colours, graphic patterns and complementary combinations. Designed for Karimoku New Standard, the 'Colour' platter features three wooden plates, each printed with a contemporary linear design. Combining the hues of yellow, olive and grey, the Japanese chestnut pieces are stackable and versatile enough to be used as plates or trays.

Available from WallpaperSTORE*

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Small square tray

Michaël Verheyden
£98

Crisp edges give way to soft curves in Michaël Verheyden's square tray. Deep enough to hold a collection of items, the green marble tray is ideal for storing — and displaying — small objects and trinkets in style.

Available from WallpaperSTORE*

www.store.wallpaper.com

TAGS: MARBLE

'Mix Appeal'

Studio Pepe / Ivano Redaelli
Price on request

This graphic, asymmetric wardrobe, by set design whizkids Studiopepe, is a testament to the creative language of the Milanese duo and their flair for shape and colour. Photography: Paola Pansini

www.ivanoredaelli.it

Isla Collection

Jill Platner / Waterworks
From £85.20

Waterworks has teamed up with New York based sculptor and jewellery designer Jill Platner for a special sculptural collaboration. Creating a host of ornamental forms for the bathroom, including faucets, wall mounted accessories and shower and tub fittings, Platner uses her hand carving techniques for the abstract range. Her wax models are 3D printed by Waterworks, and formed into intricate moulds for the different brass, chrome and various other decorative alloy finishes.

www.uk.waterworks.com