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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'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.

Available from WallpaperSTORE*

www.store.wallpaper.com

'DC1615'

Vincenzo De Cotiis / Progetto Domestico
Price on request

Vincenzo De Cotiis’ latest collection, Pop Nouveau, combines traditional materials with new, unexpected forms, such as in this organically shaped, polished brass side table.

www.progettodomestico.it

'Mix Appeal'

Studio Pepe / Ivano Redaelli
Price on request

This graphic, asymmetric wardrobe, by set design whizkids Studiopepe, is a testament to the creative language of the Milanese duo and their flair for shape and colour. Photography: Paola Pansini

www.ivanoredaelli.it

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.

Available from WallpaperSTORE*

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'Jobu'

Piero Lissoni / Lema
Price on request

Piero Lissoni’s latest contribution to the refined ‘Lema’ collection comes in the shape of a bed with an oversized headboard that doubles as a screen or alcove. Shown here in a sensual blue velvet, it is also available in fabric and leather upholstery versions.

www.lemamobili.com

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Ilse Crawford / Wästberg
£405

Born of a collaboration between eminent Swedish design-house, Wästberg, and coveted British designer, Ilse Crawford, this unique table lamp with NL plug utilises – alongside years of impressive design innovation – the power of materials to evoke sensory and emotional responses in the viewer. Sand-casted iron, treated with a burnt vegetable oil, is used to portray a sense of stability, reliability and trust. Beech wood gives an impression of warmth and life, while mineral plastic has been specially chosen for its intimate glow and tactility. In collaboration, these materials and the designers behind their marriage, bring to the surface a unique concept of beauty within the visceral realm of interior accessories.

Available from WallpaperSTORE*

www.store.wallpaper.com

'Stardust'

Marconato & Zappa / Busnelli
€4,538

Designed by Marconato & Zappa, an interior design and architect practice based in Como, in northern Italy, the ‘Stardust’ desk forms part of a bedroom set that also includes a bed, a side table and a series of poufs. Supported by a metal structure, which is available in either a gold or antique finish, the desk features a slim wooden top and two drawers and is lined with a luxurious leather, available in a variety of shades. The same leather finish is used to line the drawers and the recessed tray on the desktop, making the ‘Stardust’ a sophisticated yet functional marvel.

www.busnelli.it

'Precious' cabinet

CTRLZAK / Spazio Pontaccio
£3,706

A cabinet for safekeeping your most precious possessions, this piece by Italian-Greek duo CTRLZAK is a hybrid between a glass display box and a traditional safe. Created for Spazio Pontaccio, the elegantly designed storage unit features brass details and a fully transparent crystal main body.

Available from WallpaperSTORE*

www.store.wallpaper.com

'Orlando' armchair

Reiko Kaneko / SCP
£2,193

Having previously focussed on fine bone china pendant lamps, this 'Orlando' armchair marks designer Reiko Kaneko's first foray into furniture. The lounge chair boasts a solid steel frame, with a tubular steel back allowing for a gentle, comforting flex. The slim arm rests are made from walnut or oak, whilst various upholstery and powder-coat finishes are available - we're particularly fond of the 'Maharam Cobblestone' pictured. Orlando's small footprint, low base and custom finishes make it an ideal fit for any room.

www.scp.co.uk

Bulb

Minimalux
£210

Minimalux's lifestyle accessories contrast a pared-back aesthetic with laboriously pored-over design details. This chrome-plated, energy-saving bulb table lamp, is made from blown opal glass with a precision-cut solid brass stem – making it the perfect accompaniment to bedside and coffee tables alike.

Available at WallpaperSTORE*

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'Trianglehex'

Bertjan Pot / Golran
£1.020

From Bertjan Pot's 'Triangles' collection for Golran, the design of this hand-knotted wool and silk pouf was initiated with an investigation into the weaving technique of the kilim from which its pattern would be spun. Like all pieces from the line, the pouf's pattern is based on the geometric form of the triangle, which here has been positioned to create a kaleidoscopic series of diamonds and hexagons, emphasised by a clever arrangement of both contrasting and harmonising hues of pink and red.

Available from WallpaperSTORE*

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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

Self Help Side Table

Joe Paine
3900 ZAR

South African designer-maker Joe Paine has presented this steel and anodised bronze bedside table. For the multifaceted piece, Johannesburg-based Paine creates a circular top that doubles as storage, while adding an abstract but space saving candle holder high in the air; a decorative touch that contrasts the three small legs of the table. The crafted piece incorporates American ash as the top, and is available in a white steel version.

www.joepaine.com

IKO

Rodolfo Dordoni / Flou
£5340

Italian architect Rodolfo Dordoni has envisioned this minimalist model using strong powerful materials. Created for bed wellness specialists Flou, the milky coffee hued leather headboard neatly folds and merges with the luxurious brass ends of the liner structure. Titled 'IKO,' the tubular frame combines traditional nickel with stainless steel to produce a relaxed yet contemporary style.

www.flou.it

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

TAGS: FRANCE

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.

www.schrammwerkstaetten.de

Vision boxes

April and May / Pastoe
€1725

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

www.pastoe.com

Frisbi

Enrico Tonucci / Schönbuch
€355

This reissue wall mounted coat rail has been given a contemporary new finish of smoked glass for the shelf and brass for coat hanger. Presented by German entrance-hall specialists Schönbuch and initially designed in 1980 by Italian designer Enrico Tonucci, the simple piece encompasses a sense of luxury minimalism. As the namesake suggests, the rail gives the impression of floating in mid-air, thanks to the hidden rear hook, allowing for streamlined edges which deliberately lack embellishment.

www.schoenbuch.com

'Junit'

Niklas Jessen and Julia Mülling / Schneid
£189

Virbancy and bold clean lines characterise the Junit range from Scandinavian lighting brand Schneid. Eight geometric, modular shapes carved from ash wood hang from the ceiling in a range of bold colours and simple patterns in a memphis-style build. Designers Niklas Jessen and Julia Mülling have taken this memphis aesthetic by concocting 5 different variations of the the model with 8 different textile cables to choose from. The studio's focus on ecology and locality shines though the Junit lamps, which are constructed, turned and painted in workshops that are walking distance from each other.

www.schneid.org

Square System

Joe Colombo / Karakter Copenhagen
Price on request

Designed by Joe Colombo and made for lifestyle brand Karakter Copenhagen, this piece is clearly described as 'multifaceted and versatile' due to its various modules which can be pieced together to make everything from large shelving to a small coffee table. The design for each module narrates a functional simplicity evoked in many of Colombo's shapes and styles, here it is updated from its previous plastic form to present something even more refined in shiny and sturdy aluminium.

www.karakter-copenhagen.com

Vivlio Shelf System

Margrethe Odgaard and Christina Liljenberg Halstrøm / Skagerak
From £219

Furniture designer Margrethe Odgaard and textiles expert Christina Liljenberg Halstrøm have joined forces to create Vivlio: the shelf system of dualities. Made for Danish furniture brand Skagerak, the model lacks a forth side allowing for flexible positioning around the room as the wall itself can act like a forth edge for the piece. In line with the simple and Scandinavian aesthetic, the colour scheme is muted, the ash-wood piece is available in light blue, black, or original ash. Mix and match with its sturdy steel frame, available in black, grey, and cinnamon brown. The individual colour selection and design flexibility allows for us to create our own vision with the form.

www.skagerak.dk

Belt Ladder and Hanging Rack

Jessica Nebel / H Furniture
Price on request

Minimalist leather straps join together this furniture duo by Munich-based Jessica Nebel. Existing in neutral tones of nude leather and soft oak, the ladder can be both a shoe rack or clothes shelf and the hanging rack is easily attached by two screws and can be folded away when not in use. The set has been created for British manufacturers H furniture and was initially released during Salone Del Mobile this year as part of the H Collection.

www.hfurniture.co

Table Lamp

Jonas Lindvall / Wästberg
£673

This solid copper table lamp is the result of a collaboration between Swedish design house, Wästberg, and architect and designer, Jonas Lindvall. Hand brushed and matte lacquered for a distinctly smooth surface with an underlying texture, the modern design takes inspiration from its predecessors – the oil lamp, kerosene lamp and candlesticks – to create a very simple and sleek structure that directs light downwards while creating, a warm environment throughout the room.

Available at WallpaperSTORE*

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Icaro

Roberto Lazzeroni / Flexform
Price on request

Italian designer Roberto Lazzeroni’s latest contribution to Flexform’s ever-expanding portfolio is the Icaro series, featuring a table, ottoman, bench, mirror and bed. In this small but exquisitely formed collection, one must admit that the bed is king, exemplifying the elegant simplicity Lazzeroni does well. Without reinventing the wheel, Lazzeroni approached the often-overlooked piece of furniture with an open mind, creating it out of wood and upholstered leather, with an oversized tall back and subtle decorative elements in wood. The result is an interesting composition that can appear delicate and light but with a strong presence in any room.

www.flexform.it

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

Forziere

Arte Veneziana / Rivalto Home
Price on request

Experts in glass and mirrors, Venetian manufacturers Arte Veneziana have recently established Rivalto Home - a new research brand which launched in Salone del Mobile this year. Taking their traditional and specialist hand in creating quality glass pieces, they have concieved this geometrical mirror and valet stand. Made from a mix of marble, polished brass and gloss black lacquer, the piece adopts multiple angles with the hexagonal mirror, golden stands and rectangular marble base.

www.rivaltohome.com

'Flai' bed

Kaschkasch / Müller Möbelwerkstätten
From €699

German studio Kaschkasch comprises designers Florian Kallus and Sebastian Schneider. They have previously created products for companies such as Living Divani and Menu, after drawing attention at furniture fairs with their cool, effortless aesthetic. Designing everything from tables and shelving to lighting and coatracks, 'Flai' is their inaugural bed model, produced for manufacturers Müller Möbelwerkstätten. The minimalist piece's clean lines and harmonious style contribute to its floating appearance. A basic laminated plywood frame has five available add-ons, including a bedside table and trays made from bended metal sheets.

www.kaschkasch.com

'Frame' bed

Neri & Hu / De La Espada
Price on request

It's not often that we can say we've met a bed with great character, but Neri & Hu's Frame bed ticks this box. The Chinese duo's design – created for Spanish manufacturer De La Espada – features a minimal (but exquisitely formed) wooden structure lined with padded sections. It is available in a series of finishes, both in the wood used for the frame and the fabric for the upholstery: choose from Danish walnut, American white oak or European ash for the former, and from a range drawn from the brand’s vast fabric library the latter. (Pictured here: a neat Danish oiled walnut and powder pink linen combination.) Neri & Hu are longtime De La Espada collaborators; over the years, they've contributed myriad furniture pieces to the brand's collection, with seating, storage and tables all bearing their design mark.

www.delaespada.com

TAGS: NERI & HU

Bialik dressing unit

David Amar

Originating from a private commission for a house in Tel Aviv, David Amar’s Bialik collection combines a vintage eclectic style with modern flair. The collection revolves around a central dressing unit, while also including a daybed and four benches, which double as low shelving units. The dressing unit is a free-standing structure of three powder-coated steel frames connected to a dark cast concrete base. A full-length mirror, dressing table and screen swivel around the base, affording a flexible set-up. The Bialik collection is an archetypal example of Amar’s design style: the RCA graduate has developed a series of projects that show a strong sensibility for structural shapes with an asymmetric identity, accompanied by a sapient and bold use of colour.

www.davidamar.co.uk

'Robe' valet stand

Markus Kraus

The furniture of Hamburg-based designer Markus Kraus focuses on a limited range of colours and materials, which he combines to produce his spare, minimal forms. The Robe valet stand, which Kraus presented at this year's Salone Satellite, comes in white lacquered or natural wood with steel elements, and is inspired by the way we casually hang clothes on the back of a chair. The valet’s sculptural composition appears as a random structure at first, with wooden panels of different widths and heights arranged in a triangle for hanging different garments, and a tray in the middle for storing smaller items.

www.markuskrauss.com