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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'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.minaleandmann.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*

www.store.wallpaper.com

'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 Spanish 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.

www.store.wallpaper.com

'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

'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*

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'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*

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'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 Austrian 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*

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'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*

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