Jan 2016

Wallpaper* Design Awards

Limited edition cover by Patricia Urquiola and Konstantin Grcic


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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'Dioniso 6' mirror

Ettore Sottsass / Glas Italia
From £1,066

Designed by Ettore Sottsass for Italian stalwarts Glas Italia, the 'Dioniso 6' mirror features a boldly abstract polychromatic frame. Perfect for adding interest to cream walls and corridors, the artistry presents a multicoloured memphis that is available in six different geometrical shapes.

Available at WallpaperSTORE*



Day Studio / Grand Bazaar

Day Studio's 'Kubbe' cake stand offers a chic means to present cakes and snacks. Produced by craftsmen in Istanbul's Grand Bazaar from silver-plated brass, the stand comprises a flat circular plate atop a dome-like structure inspired by the workshops, courtyards and shops that have sat in the bazaar for centuries.

Available at WallpaperSTORE*


Lou Lou

Raffaella Mangiarotti / Serralunga
Price on request

Italian brand Serralunga have added new metallic hues to their LouLou outdoor table collection. Formed from a collaboration with Francesca Valan – a specialist in innovative colour design – the table features a striking, matt golden, copper or titanium top, on a wide, conical base. Imagined by in-house designer Raffaella Mangiarotti, this unique, field-mushroom was inspired by the iconic Serralunga 'Newpot' vase. LouLou is available in a variety of useful sizes, and the round top seen here can be exchanged for a square one.


Framed noir

FX Balléry / Arpel Lighting

Designed by FX Balléry for French brand Arpel Lighting, the 'Framed Noir' lamp presents an elegant luminous window that disperses a soft, warming and indirect light. The single shape design features a touch switch with 4 preset levels and an 11 watt bulb with a luminous flux of 900 lumen.

Available at WallpaperSTORE*



Allessandro LA Spada / Antolini
Price on request

Natural stone specialists Antolini have teamed up with high-profile Italian designer Alessandro La Spada for their new collection, Sir/A, featuring the marble drop wash-basin. Made from Bianco Lasa/Covelano 'Machia Vechia' marble, an extremely valuable marble, mined from the Italian Alps. The effect is simple and refined with the organic pattern of the marble vein-work standing in the forefront of its design in a combination of classic material with contemporary style.



Luca Nichetto / De La Espada
From £3522

In a combination of subtle shapes and shades, Italian designer Luca Nichetto presents this simplistic dining table. Minimalist in its appearance yet composed from a bold mix of tubular marble legs and a thin hardwood tabletop, the contrasting materials allows for a contemporary and slightly abstract finish. Manufactured in Northern Portugal by De La Espada, the model also arrives in a round model and darker Negro Marquina marble for an opposing warmer aesthetic.



Le Morandine

Le Morandine's 'V' collection, designed by Sonia Pedrazzini, consists of a series of hand-painted ceramic jars, jugs and vases. The shape of the vessels are inspired by silhouettes from artist Giorgio Morandi's still lifes, while the palette maintains the same matt and chalky appearance seen in his paintings. This pigeon blue vase is handmade by Italian craftspeople and bears a monogram that guarantees its originality.

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The Watermark Collection

Made up of an unusual facet mix of metal and marble, 'Zen' is a deck mounted basin set with an elegant swan spout. Designed by The Watermark Collection in their Brooklyn studio, its uniquely minimalist form arrives in a range of four stones including honey onyx and nero marquina. Organically formed, the contrasting polished copper spout gives a sleek, luxurious finish to any bathroom set.


Le Valet

La Fonction / Line ART

This geometric room divider-cum-dresser by La Fonction (founded by piKs design studio) offers a flexible, minimalist storage solution that can fit neatly into the room space. 'La Valet' is comprised of a mirror, suspended with matching natural wood-hued leather straps. Three subtle coat hooks exist on the back of this while opposite, five slim wooden rungs align horizontally. The foldable, solid oak piece was created in collaboration with Line ART, manufactured in France and available in a range of finishes.


Sommelier glasses

Set of two £485

A collaboration between Greek designer Michael Anastassiades and Enrico Bernardo, Puiforcat's 'Sommelier' collection presents a series of crystallite glasses designed to elevate the wine tasting experience. Casting a subtle pattern of geometric reflections when they are placed on flat surfaces thanks to the gold-plated brass rim at the base of each item, these two champagne glasses have been engineered to provide optimal taste and flavour enhancement.

Available at WallpaperSTORE*



Samuel Accoceberry / Bosc

Artistically inspired by the Basque sculptures of Eduardo Chillida, these chairs boast contemporary contrasting Kvadrat colours. Designed by Paris-based Samuel Accoceberry, the curvaceous, shell like model stands low on the ground on small walnut or oak legs for a carved finish. Manufactured by Bosc, the model is available in a larger sofa form.


Organic bowl


This item is taken from The Bowls Project, three sets of 50 bowls in varying sizes designed by Spanish brand Loewe and based on an imagined collaboration with Austrian potter Lucie Rie. Led by José Luis Bazán, a leather expert from Cádiz, and Jonathan Anderson, Creative Director of Loewe, the project borrows moulding techniques from pottery which are applied to each calf leather bowl before it is shaped by hand. The colours — here black and stone — are inspired by Rie’s palette.

Available at WallpaperSTORE*



From €289

Standing in simple, yet beautifully sleek balance are these lights by Pool, a design collaboration between Léa Padovani and Sébastien Kieffer. Arriving in three different forms, standing, table and wall versions, all of the lights pair with a solid brass cylinder, in copper, graphite and nickel colours. The geometric contrast of thickness against the delicacy of the lighting itself forms an abstractly pleasing visual play. Cleverly, the lights themselves are modern classics but the finishing touch of the glistening canister gives it the artistic edge.


Wood kitchen cabinet

Studio Benedini Associati / Key Cucine & Agape12
Price on request

On display at the Agape 12 showroom in Milan is a kitchen cabinet on wheels. Designed top to toe in pure oak by Studio Benedini Associati for Key Cucine, the adaptable piece boasts a timeless look that is both naturally organic and modern. A multifaceted and multifunctional piece of kitchen furniture, it can be used as storage with different sized shelving, a dislay area, or even a refrigerator, tending to all needs. 



Says Who / Skagerak

A fine mix of lacquered aluminium and upholstery make up this outdoor sofa by Scandinavian furniture brand Skargerak. Here shown in ash, the simple two-seater carries an aesthetic that lends itself to Danish summertime. Designed by duo Says Who, the angular frame and short legs give the piece a modern feel while its fresh, minimalist hues allow it to be paired easily with the rest of the outdoor set up.


'Ellis' side table


Crafted from magnificent American black walnut inset with opulent brass strips, the Ellis side table showcases modern luxury but with a nod to the traditional. Its slender legs seemingly defy gravity as they support the solidity of the wood, providing a beautiful contrast between the timeless materials. Designed by New York based KGBL who founded in 2009, the table arrives in solid brass, copper, silicon bronze or stainless steel metals with American black walnut or alternatively, fumed white oak.


'Saetas' tray

Federico Churba and Patricio Lix Klett / Solantu

From Argentinian brand Solantu's 'Saetas' collection, designed by Federico Churba and Patricio Lix Klett, this medium-sized tray combines the beauty and richness of Patagonia with sustainable luxury. The natural brown wood is culled following the natural growth cycle of trees at the label's privately-owned forest, then carved into a unique folded diamond shape by local artisans using traditional techniques.

Available at WallpaperSTORE*


Calm bed

Sebastian Herkner / Schramm
From €4300

Enclosed in its very own upholstered headboard, this crafted 'boxspring' bed offers a private sleeping experience. A fully Germany project – designed by Sebastian Herkner for Schramm – the booth-like set up has wooden hooks and built in bedside tables contained within the stitched enclosure, producing a comfort cove in natural hues.


Twin bookcase

by Lassen
From £795

These shelves are a fine example of the honesty and cleanliness of Scandinavian design that Danish brand by Lassen represents. Fashioned from lacquered steel and laminate, the minimal unit adheres to a monochrome palette of black, white and cool grey, offering up a modern twist on the traditional wooden bookcase. Available with either two or three shelves, it adapts easily to the space available and can be paired for a refined, graphic combination.


Oak/ Marblelous rings

Josep Vila Capdevila / Aparentment
£84 / £174

The ring tray was created by industrial designer and founder of Barcelona-based studio Aparentment, Josep Vila Capdevila. Made of oak or marble, this subtle yet strong design inspires calmness, balance and excellence. A functional and refined piece, it makes for the perfect dinning table centrepiece. The Marble version also exists as part of the 'Marbelous' range created by Vila Capdevil in 2013 that includes mirrors, wine holders and candle holders. all centred around Carrara.

Available at WallpaperSTORE*


The Vertical Daybed

Kristina Dam

Boasting her classic Scandinavian expertise, Kristina Dam presents this seamless and simple daybed. Created from natural patina leather and an oak structure, the organic hues give the piece a heightened sense of quality. Dam works from her studio in Copenhagen, originally starting as a graphic designer; her aesthetic is usually geometric seen in her various illustrations and sculptures. Here Dam displays her true familiarity with furniture which she creates with warmth.


Alpine chairs


Precision is key with the Alpine collection by Ries, an Argentinian furniture project by Mark Altgelt, Second Denegri and Tasio Picollo. The geometric collection includes tables, shelving and these liner and skeletal chairs. Harking back to basics, the piece works with the core structure, created from indepth research into proportions and the space it occupies. Made up of steel and powder coated metal, the seat's textured form contrasts from its sharp framework.


Five-piece tea set


Amsterdam-based company Zens creates home accessories for the perfect daily tea or coffee ritual. Their handmade specialty products include this contemporary, Asian-inspired five-piece tea set, designed by Ming Liu. It includes a double walled glass teapot (pot and glass infuser), two double-walled glass cups, a bamboo infuser holder and one bamboo plate. The set boasts an experimental, scientific style that lends itself to the spirituality of oriental tea drinking.

Available at WallpaperSTORE*


Collection 22 Trolley

Studio Dessuant Bone
Price on request

Created as part of Collection 22 by Paris-based Studio Dessuant Bone, this trolley uses traditional marquetry to master its basic yet timeless design. Using geometric shapes, the finely crafted piece evokes a contemporary style with the large wheels and smart compartments. Studio Dessuant Bone design across the spectrum from installations to graphics, adopting a skillfully modern style in all of their projects. Collection 22 in particular has been produced as furniture for “Maison de Quartier Sémard” youth centre located in in Saint Denis.


Vision boxes

April and May / Pastoe

Dutch furniture brand Pastoe has collaborated with stylists April and May to design these modular display cases. Architecturally created so to be part of the room, each cabinet is comprised of a vertical collection of boxes, a small draw for hidden storage space and a viewing display box. The touch-door opening allows the piece to be streamlined and minimalist, and the use of textural, dark coloured materials adds an hint of elegance. Photography: Wendy van Woudenberg


Crystalline vase

Milan Pekar Studio

Designed by Czech porcelain artist Milan Pekar, this vase is the result of a painstaking glazing process. Simple in shape and proportion, the vases are slip casted from porcelain to achieve the cleanest and purest shape possible, before being applied with Pekar's own unique crystal glaze formula and being blasted at various temperatures. The end product is this tall, vibrant blue matt cylindrical vase, which works equally as vessel for flowers as it does as a sculptural piece.

Available at WallpaperSTORE*


Vals Quartzite bathroom

Jonas Lindvall / Truffer AG / Henkelstorps Natursten
Price on request

This bathroom installation by Jonas Lindvall is on display at Landskrona Konsthall gallery in Sweden. Made from the rare stone Vals Quartzite which has been formed over 250 million years and taken from the Alps, the Swedish architect and designer has tested its boundaries by creating the robust and cemented bathroom set. The rustic veined forms were created in collaboration with Swiss extraction brand Truffer AG and Henkelstorps Natursten to achieve the thick bodied walls and fine curved edges that make up the raw collection.


'19' series wall ornament


An exploration of a specialised sand-casting technique, this ornament is made of recycled brass at a Vancouver foundry, the oldest on Canada’s West Coast. An unpredictable overspill is encouraged on the rim of each uniquely organic piece produced by Vancouver and Berlin-based manufacturer Bocci. Its high copper content oxidises instantly on contact with air, which produces a highly textured overspill that perfectly contrasts with the smooth interior, hand-polished to a mirror finish.

Available at WallpaperSTORE*


Peso Side Table

Holly Hunt
Price on request

For their new Design Miami-released collection, Holly Hunt studio aimed to create tactile, inviting objects that balanced the angular with the circular. This 'Peso' side table was previously only available in black or red lacquer, but now arrives in this increasingly sophisticated marble top and dark wood finish. Evoking the strong American warmth that lives in the Chicago-based brand's ranges, the table is made contemporary by the highly polished stone top, Peso (or ‘weight’ in Spanish). The piece looks and feels heavy, creating a solid impression of quality and luxuriousness.


Giano Ottoman

Antonio Citterio / Flexform
On Request

Part of a collection of small tables and consoles featuring a solid wood frame, the Giano Ottoman is a simple piece that combines natural materials to enrich its formal minimalism. The rectangular frame comes in a selection of wood finishes paired with a woven leather hide. The accompanying pieces in the collection include precious woods and luscious marbles, but this small piece holds an elegance of its own: it's a versatile domestic essential, humble in its appearance but resulting from a rich design gesture.