Apr 2016

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Limited-edition cover by Ettore Spalletti

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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Shaping colour

Germans Eermičs
€6000

Netherlands-based studio German Eermičs started at colour for this shelf as opposed to the shape, as the name suggests. Keeping the shape utterly simple and minimalist, he focused on the intense variation of hues that make up the piece. Made up of clear glass that is connected together at the curves, it has a console, shelf and mirror in the collection that all combine frosted, graduated, smeared colours. Photography: Lonneke van der Palen

www.germansermics.com

Atomic

Giovanni Garattoni / Tonelli
€2,013

Designed for Italian glass specialists Tonelli by fellow Italian Giovanni Garattoni, the sprawling 'Atomic' wall mirror made its debut at this year's Salone del Mobile. The cluster of mirrors can be hung either vertically or horizontally, achieving a suspended, rising bubbles effect. The overlaid, circular panes are cut in complementary hues of smoked bronze, ash-grey, rose gold and pink for a whimsical, floating wall finish.

www.tonellidesign.com

Handle spice bowl

Olubunmi Adeyemi / The Àga Concept
£27

Conceived by Nigerian designer Olubunmi Adeyemi, The Àga Concept combines functionality with African heritage for a contemporary line of kitchen tools and utensils, crafted from locally sourced wood. This bowl is ideal for holding spices and serving is facilitated by a handle, which is marked by black and red stripes at its tip.

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Costal Shades

Christine Rathmann / Rosenthal
£237

Working intuitively and combining a series of unexpected shapes and colours, German designer Christine Rathmann has produced the eye-catching 'Hot Spots' collection for glass, porcelain and ceramics specialists Rosenthal. Featuring a spectacular gradient of kaleidoscopic tones that smoothly blends shades of yellow, pink and orange across a multifaceted surface, the 'Coastal Shades' porcelain vase functions as both a decorative piece and a practical object, with an appearance that alters depending on lighting, position and angle.

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Cast brass vase

Thévos Choquet
Price on request

These humble one-flower vases by duo Thevoz-Choquet comprises polished brass cast in a transparent resin block. The brass is deliberately left exposed, allowing it to oxidise over time, whilst the resin remains pristine, shiny and untouched. This creates a unique ornament that both ages and remains new, poetically trapped between two conflicting timelines. The sculptural pieces are part of a collection of ambiguous objects made from the same materials as part of the 'I Dream of Luxury' exhibition in Rossana Orlandi at Salone del Mobile

thevoz-choquet.com

Amazonite stripe platter

Bethan Gray
£3,840

London-based designer Bethan Gray is known for her passion for luxurious natural materials, such as solid wood, marble and leather. This smooth, round serving platter is the perfect example of the Welsh designer’s approach. Made out of an exquisite contrast of green crystal amazonite and black marble, the two are bought together in an animalistic stripy pattern that can be a whimsical addition to any tea party.

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Dome

Miranda Watkins
£125

Part of the growing collection of handcrafted pewter tableware by British designer Miranda Watkins, this snack bowl set is made to order by the Sheffield-based pewter specialist AR Wentworth. The three bowls come in different sizes, to serve everything from peanuts to crisps. The highly polished contemporary pieces can look elegant in any banquet setting, mixing it with other wood or marble tableware allows for it to shine among the crowd.

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Copernico

Alberto Meda / Luce di Carrara
£210

Designed by Alberto Meda for Florence-based marble manufacturer Luce Di Carrara, Copernico was inspired by Renaissance mathematician and astronomer Nikolaus Copernicus. The circular robust forms arrive in three different types of marble, Grey Evia, Green Mediterranean and Pietra di Stazzema, Copernicus was known as the man who placed the sun, instead of the earth, at the centre of the universe, nodding to the slightly galactic patterns and gues in the coasters.

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Hinoki

Azmaya
£147

This wine ice cooler by Azmaya showcases the essence of nature with the subtle grain of the Hinoki Cypress Wood juxtaposed with its simplistic design. Azmaya are a collective hailing from the Niigata region that collaborates with designers, artisans, and small manufacturers to create contemporary versions of Japanese design classics for daily life. The handwork in their production results in subtle variations and different characteristics, making each piece unique.

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Cutting Board

Scandola Marmi
£75

Scandola Marmi's exquisite collection of household marble accessories presents a range of authentic shapes and textures underpinned by meticulous craftsmanship processes. This large black marble cutting tray by the Verona-based brand has undergone a waterproof and stain-resistant treatment, making it the perfect option for presenting cheeseboards during dinner parties as well as a suitable base on which to prepare ingredients.

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Bell

Nousaku
£51

This sleek brass bell rings loud and clear despite its modest size. Made using traditional techniques, it boasts a handle with a slanted top and comes in three different finishes – gold, silver and pink gold. It is part of Nousaku’s renowned bell and wind chimes designs, originally produced for Buddhist temples.

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Arches of Kullaro

Lisa Hillard / Kullaro
€1195

Family-run firm Kullaro specialises in the use of a magmatic, subvolcanic stone called diabase, known for its fine, barely visible texture. Designer Lisa Hillard uses the stone here to create the slim, playful arches of her Kullaro mirror. As well as poetically framing the mirror, the extra arches double-up as useful hanging rails. The range also includes two coffee tables and a foot stool that bare the signature looping stonework from the Lönsboda-based company.

www.kullaro.se

'Blossom' Candleholders

Anders Nørgaard’ / Applicata
From £41

Featuring the smooth lines so typical of Scandinavian design, this stained oak candleholder is part of Anders Nørgaard’s 'Blossom' collection for Applicata. The Danish designer found inspiration in flower buds, as well as elongated candlesticks from the 1950s, which were often made by woodturners with leftover wood from chair or table legs. With an iron base for stability, the candleholders are available here in two different finishes and three slender shapes.

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Palma

Octaevo
£13

Crafted from durable and waterproof paper, Octaevo's innovative handcrafted flower vases pay tribute to ancient ceramics. Continuing the Spanish brand's dedication to a Mediterranean-inspired aesthetic, this vase features a graphic print comprising a series of vibrant colours that are evocative of the region, and is at once sophisticated and eye-catching.

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Vinegar flask

Aldo Bakker / Thomas Eyck
€115

Part of Dutch designer Aldo Bakker's series of table accessories for Thomas Eyck, this smooth, ornamental vinegar flask adds a little refinement to serving condiments at the table. The cylindrical, porcelain body gives a handmade impression, and features a small, protruding dish with which to hold the vinegar before it is poured. The delicate collection also includes an oil can, salt cellar, oil platter and water carafe.

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Medium planter

Conpot
£30

Concrete is undergoing something of an aesthetic renaissance – and the small South London lifestyle brand Conpot are harnessing the elegant, minimalist potential of the material as well as anyone in the wider design world.

The Peckham-based studio produces a small range of rounded and faceted hand-cast planters, made with a mix of carefully sourced aggregates and high-quality Portland cement, in four colourways: a Derbyshire-derived grey limestone; black basalt from Shropshire; a Spanish white marble; and – our favourite – a white marble with coloured flecks, comprising basalt, limestone, red granite and flint.

www.conpot.co.uk

'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.

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'Bouquet' Optical vase

Mist-O / Ichendorf Milano
From £17

Designed by Japanese-Italian studio Mist-o, this collection of hourglass-shaped vases is hand-blown in Italy by Ichendorf Milano’s skilled craftsmen. The pared-down design is perfect to display minimalist flower arrangements, or even better, a single statement flower such as an oversized iris. There are four different sizes and two glass options available.

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'Suiren' bowl

Time & Style
£72

Simple, uncluttered and elegant, Japanese lifestyle design company, Time and Style, create culturally-inspired products for those who favour timeless materials, shapes and colour palettes over surplus details and ornamentation. This modest bowl has been crafted from Japanese zelkova wood, which boasts a rich and beautiful grain, and features sharp, modern lines – making it the perfect place to display fresh fruit or from which to create and serve side salads.

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Kubbe

Day Studio / Grand Bazaar
£71

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.

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Tanka

Le Morandine
£95

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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Le Valet

La Fonction / Line ART
€1,450

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.

www.la-fonction.com

Sommelier glasses

Michael Anastassiades and Enrico Bernardo / Puiforcat
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.

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Organic bowl

Loewe
£435

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.

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'Saetas' tray

Federico Churba and Patricio Lix Klett / Solantu
£480

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.

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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.

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Crystalline vase

Milan Pekar Studio
£696

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.

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'19' series wall ornament

Bocci
£2641

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.

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Duet

Michaël Verheyden
£410

This tall marble vase perfectly summarises the aesthetic of its designer, Belgian Michaël Verheyden. Featuring a thick brass ring at its base, the Calacatta marble vase is at once delicate and bold, and its clean lines and uncomplicated silhouette is definitive of Verheyden's minimalist home accessory collection. This piece can be used to display small bunches of flowers, or, in keeping with its simple style, a single stem.

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Karui

GamFratesi / Skultuna
£230

Designed by Danish-Italian duo Gamfratesi in 2014, the 'Karui' tray is a minimalist piece in brass, made using metal spinning, a classic Skultuna technique. The elegant round tray is slender and light, featuring a thin lip and a leather surface by leading Swedish tannery Tärnsjö.

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