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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'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.

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'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.

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'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.

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'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.

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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.

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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

'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.

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'Thassos White' plate

Anouska Hempel / Lapicida
From £300

Lapicida has pushed the boundaries of stoneware with its latest tableware collection by Anouska Hempel. Simple, clean and refined, the range of plates and bowls has an unusual, paper-thin quality thanks to unique white marble from Thassos. The northern Greek island has been an untouched region for marble, but the stone specialist meticulously harnessed its untapped potential to craft the brand's most delicate pieces to date. Also available in 'Infinity Black' marble, the experimental collection additionally explores a robust side to the material in table-sized obelisks.

www.lapicida.com

Bottle stand

Marcel Wanders / Alessi
£45

In collaboration with Alessi, Dutch designer Marcel Wanders has designed the 'Circus' collection, a series that epitomises the playful approach both names have to home-ware, while simultaneously capturing the magic of the circus. The limited edition selection of kitchenware take its cues from the Big Top, with bold, geometric patterns, stripes and shapes presented alongside iconic symbolism for a result that is equally fun and stylish. This bottle stand offers an eye-catching pattern painted on tinplate — a new technique for Alessi. Despite its striking nature, the stand's minimal design allows it to slip seamlessly into a multitude of spaces.

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'Zodiac' shelving

Nichetto Studio / Zaozuo
from ¥88

Centred around a hexagonal metal framework, Zodiac is a multifunctional modular display system. Paired with attachable polyurethane accessories, its elegant geometrical networks form complex constellations, serving as a shelving device, mirror and coat hook. Nodding to its astrological namesake, Zodiac offers a sophisticated play with its web of lines to act as a sleek artistic wall hanging, as well as a multifunctional system.

www.nichettostudio.com

Copper standing bowl

Fort Standard
£160

The ultimate centrepiece, Fort Standard's copper standing bowl offers equal impact as functional dinnerware and as a display piece, thanks to its architecturally inspired planar legs that lifts it high off any surface. Food-safe, the aluminium bowl is sand-cast in the state of Pennsylvania, while an unfinished copper plating is applied in Brooklyn. The result is an item that can develop a natural patina over time or maintain its shine through polishing.

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Linear dispenser

Dimitri Bähler
£167

Taken from Dimitri Bähler Studio's Volumes, Patterns, Textures & Colors (VPT&C) collection, this linear dispenser is the outcome of a series of decorative experimentations. A unique bidimensional pattern on the surface of the yellow and pink dispenser plays with volume, while Bähler's self-developed glaze offers a unique texture. The result is an active demonstration of a series of techniques, and an original dialogue between functionality and non-functionality, minimalism and decoration.

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Roman 'Holders'

Raffaella Mangiarotti / Atipico
From €65

Raffaella Mangiarotti has reinterpretted Roman classicism with contemporary Italian materials, resulting in this delicate, sculptural tableware range for Atipico. The designer was struck by a catalogue of Roman art that featured a glass vessel with two loop handles, that 'looked like it had been made recently in Murano, and instead was an ancient artifact'. This inspired her looping metal candlesticks, jars, and vases, that use a single strip of golden metal to suspend their glass contents to ethereal effect.

www.atipico.it

'Uruoshi' bottle

Hirota Glass
£72

Taken from Hirota's 'Uruoshi Series', this glass bottle quietly presents a number of uses. The lacquer stopper is believed to possess unique qualities — including anti-fungal and insect repelling properties — none of which interfere with the condition of the water flask's contents. Meanwhile, a crisp silhouette of undulating waves is inspired by the Japanese word 'uruoshi', meaning 'to enrich', and is intended to enhance any liquid decanted from the 720ml bottle — be it mineral water, wine or liqueur.

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‘Ruban’ square mirror

Inga Sempé / Hay
£49

French designer Inga Sempé is known for her light, playful creations, and her ‘Ruban’ range of mirrors for Danish brand Hay is no exception. The square and rectangular mirrors come with rounded corners and are framed with simple ribbons that extend into a loop for hanging. The graphic collection comprises five different sizes, including a large horizontal mirror, each framed in a bold colour.

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Large sculpture

AYTM
£22

The largest of the two pieces which make up AYTM's 'Moles' collection, this piece can be used as both a bookend and sculpture. Crafted from concrete, the sturdy block cuts a contemporary silhouette, while its rough surface offers a beautiful contrast to the rounded edges.

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'Rehab'

Illulian
£3.435

Playing with texture, colour and shape, Illulian Design Studio's handmade rugs are both timeless and in keeping with fashion trends. The luxury rugs are inexhaustible sources of wonder, often catching the eye with striking patterns or shocking colours: case in point, this wool and silk 'Rehab' rug, which uses a repetitive black and white linear pattern to present a mesmerising optical illusion that creates depth and intrigue.

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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.

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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

'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 six 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

TAGS: BATHROOMS

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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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TAGS: MARBLE

Olfattorio

Cristina Celestino / Attico
£99

From Cristina Celestino's 'Olfattorio' collection for Attico, these vases present an innovative way in which to both present flowers and amplify their scent. The borosilicate glass ampoule — a cylindrical sandblasted base topped by a removable bubble — places the stem right at the centre, offering preservation and maximising the olfactory experience.

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'Classic' pencil lead box

Ystudio
£13

Taiwanese stationary experts Ystudio dedicate their work to the creation of powerfully minimal everyday objects – such as this pencil lead box. Designed by the firm’s founders, Yi & Yanko, the gold-coloured brass and copper piece will be the perfect counterpart to your mechanical pencil.

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