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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Linear dispenser

Dimitri Bähler
£167

Taken from Dimitri Bähler Studio's 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, courtesy of latex textured foil transferred from a milled plastic sheet, 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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Kusa Tea Service

Kengo Kuma / Georg Jensen
£60,500

An inaugural project for Kengo Kuma, this 11 piece Japanese tea set merges his architectural roots with Georg Jensen's fine and polished Danish silver craft. While the mix of materials is experimental –  oxidised and mirrored finishes, plus bamboo – the method was kept traditionally handmade. A complex latticework of silver stands in front of the darker base, while the silhouettes remain elegant, with a hint of warmth from the intricately cut bamboo stirers.

www.georgjensen.com

‘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

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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Bamboo box, champagne set

Cedes Milano
£162

This beautifully crafted rich brown leather and Alcantara lined wooden case is the perfect match for Cedes Milano’s champagne set of bottle opener and stopper (sold separately). Coming with a bamboo root handle, it completes the perfect gift box for fine drink lovers.

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Galileo

Mario Ferrarini / Living Divani
€1,457

For the first mirror in the Living Divani collection, the company enlisted Como-based designer Mario Ferrarini, who played with balance and geometry to create ‘Galileo’. Available in two sizes – 60cm or 90cm in diameter – the mirror is suspended by a thin steel wire and resembles a giant pendulum, poised to swing. Its imposing size is contrasted by the lightness of its form and the brilliance of its bronze finish. Looking glasses don’t get much better looking.

www.livingdivani.it

'Hesperide' letter sorter

Carsten Gollnick / Schönbuch
£116

Never lose a letter again: as part of the Hesperide collection, designed by Berlin-based Carsten Gollnick for German manufacturer Schönbuch, this oiled walnut letter sorter is the perfect entrance area accessory. Keeping neat and tidy has never looked so good.

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Alba

Joe Doucet / Nude
From £72

Taking its cues from the tradition of Scottish whiskey, this new collection from Turkish glass manufacturer Nude is imbued with the etchings of a Tartan pattern. Designed by New York-based Joe Doucet, the glasses and decanters are characterised by a heavy base leading to refined rim. The eloquent glass collection is pared with a contrasting yet grandeur marble stopper, taking pride of place in any luxury drinks cove.

www.nudeglass.com

TAGS: GLASS

‘Pepe'

Studiopepe / Menu
£320

Designed by Milanese agency Studiopepe, this stylish marble mirror takes its cues from the aesthetic of late 1950s Italy, which favoured clean lines and precious materials. Influenced by the works of masters such as Gio Ponti and Luigi Caccia Dominioni, Studiopepe has created an object for everyday use that will age beautifully and last forever. It is available here in white or black marble, and made for Danish design brand Menu.

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Bookends

Arcahorn
£517

Designed by Arcahorn’s creative director, Filippo Dini, this pair of bookends consists of two lacquered wood blocks – each the size and shape of a small coffee table book – on sleek stainless steel bases. Each of their edges has been adorned with two pieces of finely polished dark horn. Part of Arcahorn’s gift collection, the bookends are handmade in Italy by the brand’s skilled craftsmen.

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'Gio Ponti' Luxury nickel black centrepiece

Sambonet
£754

This contemporary centrepiece is made up of two bowls that can be combined to create a complete sphere. When separated, each nickel black-coated stainless steel component can be upturned and balanced on its foot, and used to hold fruit or flowers. When joined together, they form an eye-catching sculpture that will elevate any living space.

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'Time Maze'

Daniel Libeskind / Alessi
£125

Polish-American architect Daniel Libeskind is no stranger to designing furniture, and his portfolio includes a sofa for Flexform and a bookcase for Poliform. This year, Libeskind worked with Alessi to create a striking wall clock that echoes the sharp corners and erratic lines of his visionary architecture. Eschewing traditional clock-face designs, the architect chose instead to focus on a continuous line, in red epoxy resin-coated stainless steel, tangled into an angular maze and complemented by a black circular mechanism with black hour and minute hands. Turning time on its head, the clock can be hung in any orientation.

www.alessi.com

TAGS: ALESSI

'Moon' bowl

Ilona Van Den Bergh
£153

Belgian designer Ilona Van den Bergh creates these stunning ceramic bowls by casting them into half-spherical plaster moulds and then reshaping them while still pliable. Each circular piece is worked by hand to shape a gentle indentation across the curved surface before being fired to fix its final shape. The resulting one-offs are available in four different colours and three different sizes.

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Paradoxe

Seem Soap
£25

At once inspiring and challenging, Seem Soap's 'Paradoxe' collection applies the careful consideration of product design to an everyday, often forgotten object. Made with a vegetable soap base and formulated with natural ingredients and pigments, 'Paradoxe N°1' is both fragrance- and allergen-free. Green tea scented, the soap is ergonomically shaped to fit the hand with ease, while layers of colour ensure this often overlooked item will never go unnoticed.

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'Brocca' jug

Eligo
£71

The Tuscan town of Empoli has long been associated with glassmaking, and for centuries the craft has been utilised to accommodate local necessities, such as to produce bottles for wine from nearby Chianti. The glass typically takes on a green hue, a result of the high levels of iron oxide found in local sand. This handblown collection by Eligo is made up of unique nuances, as well as clean, graceful lines.

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Banano 1

Bosa
£104

The 'Banano Leaf' collection is a series of ceramic plates shaped like banana leaves, each one accurately detailing the fine intricacies of a leaf on its surface. Produced by the Venetian ceramic brand Bosa, the organic and refined plates can be both ornamental, or used as a platter for an elequent dinner party.

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