Jan 2016

Wallpaper* Design Awards

Limited edition cover by Patricia Urquiola and Konstantin Grcic

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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'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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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


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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Elementa

Antigone Acconci and Riccardo Bastiani / Mingardo
£458

This fruit holder is taken from Antigone Acconci and Riccardo Bastiani's 'Elementa' collection for Mingardo, which encompasses brass table and kitchen accessories. Driven by discs and cylinders and constructed from a mix of brass and iron, this contemporary fruit holder offers a clean, graphic look, which is striking enough to be a talking point, even when not in use.

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'Balance' mirrors

Kutarq Studio
Price on request

Valencia-based studio Kutarq presents pure lightness in mirror design with 'Balance.' Delicately mounted with small colourful pegs that can be playfully dotted around the circular and rectanualar forms, each mirror becomes a unique piece with its assembly. In addition to the wooden pegs, reinforced rope can also be used to hang the pieces which boast a surreal sense of geometry that permeates all of Kutarq studio's work.

www.kutarq.com/works

Contour

Nude
£89

From Pentagon Design's 'Contour' collection for Nude, this bold crystal bowl is distinctive for the thick, bold copper rim which runs the circumference of its base, creating a visual illusion that makes the bowl seem at once solid and ethereal. The unusual silhouette and curvature of the bowl highlights its rich metallic sheen, emphasised by the change in glass density as one nears the rim.

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Plug Bowl

Tomas Kral / PCM
£124

What was once a graduate project for Slovakia-born designer Tomas Kral is now a timeless design piece. Produced in collaboration with Spanish brand PCM, the perfectly formed bowl is crafted from pure cork to create the intricate grooves and detailing in the comprehensive and organic material. The plug range also merges cork with blown glass to form a unique collection which includes vases and lighting

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Simple dancing handles

Jeanne Bonnefoy-Mercuriali / Th Manufacture
£135

Designed by Jeanne Bonnefoy-Mercuriali for French brand TH Manufacture, the 'Dancing Hands' vase is crafted from white Limoges porcelain. Drawing inspiration from antique water pots native to Palestine, the vase's unique and almost otherworldly design is a fine combination of Bonnefoy-Mercuriali's Middle-Eastern meets European influence.

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'Les Rivières du Temps' screen

Elliott Barnes
Price on request

Paris-based American designer Elliot Barnes has imagined this supersize abacus that can easily double as a room divider. Carefully crafted from chestnut wood and blown glass, the contrasting materials bring a sense of whimsical warmth to a room environment with the selection of caramel and clear spheres mixing with the rich walnut and contemporary brass base which the piece stands on. The form is modern yet boasting a retro feel with the colour palette nodding to the age-old concept of calculating. 

www.ebinteriors.com

Cobra

Constantin Wortmann / Georg Jensen
£115

Strikingly modern in its rendering in mirror polished stainless steel, the Cobra tray, like the mythical snake that inspired it, boasts sinuous, sculptural curves that should add some serpentine sophistication to any sideboard or dining table. The tray joins a large list of poetic pieces that German designer Constantin Wortmann has designed for Danish silver stalwarts Georg Jensen.

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Lake

Raw Edges / Golran
£15,120

Raw Edges' Yael Mer and Shay Alkalay teamed up with Golran to produce 'Lake', a series of carpets conceived as an a contemporary interpretation of the Persian rug. Exploring optical illusion via an existing op-art lenticular technique, it was the aim of the designers to produce a rug that would reflect the vivid colours of daytime to the less bright shades of the evening, subtly adjusting the mood of its setting through an iridescent pattern. The result, produced by Golran's craftsmen in Nepal, is this hand-knotted wool and bamboo silk rug, which cleverly brings together threads of greens, blues and cream.

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Ruutu

Ronan & Erwan Bouroullec / Iittala
£163

Designed by French brothers Ronan & Erwan Bouroullec, the award-winning Ruutu vases come in five sizes and seven colours. Each piece is unique, as it is mouth-blown into a steel mould and polished by hand. Its angular yet fluid shape might look simple enough, but in fact it takes no less than seven highly skilled craftsmen in Iittala's factory in Helsinki to make just one vase.

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Foxy

Aldo Cibic / Paola C
£178

A creation from the Memphis mind of Aldo Cibic, this abstract carafe is designed to filter ice and fruit slices with its elegantly thin neck. Created for Milan-based Paola C, the vessel won a Wallpaper* Design Award in 2011 for its refined and innovative form that is made out of blown Borosilicate glass by Massimo Lunardon.

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Gugo

Kanz Architetti / Hands on design
£36

A fully Italian project, these ‘Gugo’ pitcher jugs are made for Milan-based brand Hands On Design- the masters of age–old manufacturing techniques. Using a modern aesthetic with subtle elegant detailing, the curvaceous vessels feature a corked closure in the design by Kanz Architetti. The piece itself was produced using traditional methods by Venetian glass artisan Erre Soffieria.

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One to One

Armando Bruno / Brandglas
£383

Milanese architect Armando Bruno collaborated with Brandglas on this this circular mirror featuring a panel of digitally printed marble. With a puzzling combination of classic and modern, Bruno’s piece is available in pink marble version (pictured) as well as calcatta and black.

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Bolle

Tapio Wirkkala / Venini
From £852

Designed by Tapio Wirkkala for Venini, the 'Bolle' series is perhaps the most famous and representative collection by the Finn for the Italian glassmakers. Made using the incalmo technique, which fuses separately blown pieces of glass into one item, this curved bottle consists of blown Murano glass components declined in a charming variety of candy hues.

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Now and Then

Natascha Madeiski and Linnie Mclarty
from £160

Inspired by an archaeological dig in Lebanon, these pieces bring together past and present in metalwork and ceramic. The collection is a collaboration between architect Natascha Madeiski – who has mastered the porcelain vessels and jewellery designer – and silver smith Linnie Mclarty who has worked on the metal tools attached, which they describe ‘almost like soldiers, guarding the precious things inside’. Resembling a spice-set, the containers are available in four pastel colours, with small flatware servers attached. This is an inaugural collaboration between the two UK-based creatives and was presented during London Design Festival this year.

www.nataschamadeiski.com

Desktop set

Benoît Deneufbourg / Another Country
£215

The refined woodwork of Belgian designer Benoît Deneufbourg meets the Scandinavian-Japanese minimalism of British manufacturer Another Country in this elegant, geometric set. Made in the UK from solid maple, and using swathes of brushed brass to stunning effect, the three beautifully crafted pieces – a stackable paper tray and two different pen and pencil holders – will certainly add a sculptural touch to your desktop.

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Vaso barrel

Benjamin Hubert / Bitossi Ceramiche
£275

Part of British designer Benjamin Hubert’s 'Seams' collection for renowned Italian ceramicist Bitossi, the Barrel vase is created using its manufacturer’s expert craftsmanship in earthenware production. The playful vessels boast the designer's shapely techniques seen previously in his lighting, here translating into different sized bottles, jars and vases in bright and pastel contrasting tones.

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Vase Trio

Scandola Marmi
£38

Since 1964, Scandola Marmi has been producing exquisite marble creations that nonchalantly range from small design objects to large-scale, intricately detailed floors coverings. Their exquisite marble creations for house and home boast simple, authentic shapes underpinned by meticulous hand-finished processes. These small black marble vases feature a warm, mottled exterior and lightly textured interiors, and come in alone or in a triple formation. Their minimal shape allows them to seamlessly blend into any interiors as flowerpots or holders of small and larger objects.

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Lyyli box series

Katriina Nuutinen
From €239

Finnish designer Katriina Nuutinen has taken the illustrious Finnish glassmaking tradition and given it her own contemporary design interpretation. Her work is inspired by the interplay between glass and light, and the material is combined with ceramics, wood and leather, producing exquisite combinations each time. In her work, Nuutinen has especially mastered the art of making boxes, vessels and containers, featuring simple shapes and subtle colours. Her 'Lyyli' series of small boxes are imagined to store small, precious objects, inside what the designer affectionately calls ‘sweethearts with humorous character’.

www.katriinanuutinen.fi