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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'Signal' lighting collection

Workstead
From £1,250

Brooklyn based studio Workstead explores elegant minimalism in their recent lighting launch. A rich use of brass, bronze and hand sanded acrylic make up the simple silhouettes, providing a poetic, ambient glow. Available as sconce, flush mount, or pendant form, the fixture is paired with a pull chain and matching rod for a practical yet muted addition. Described by Workstead as 'hieroglyphic' models, the ornamental aesthetic allows them engage with the surrounding in which they inhabit.

www.anothercountry.com

'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.

Available from WallpaperSTORE*

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'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.

Available from WallpaperSTORE*

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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

'Shade' Lamp

Masquespacio / Raco
€ 585,15

In a fully Spanish endeavour, the 'Shade' lamp unusually blends raffia, leather, marble and brass. Designed by Masquespacio for lighting brand Raco, all of the segments are artisan crafted in its geometric, postmodern form. The range of warm textures provide an abstract yet luxurious addition to the home

www.masquespacio.com

'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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'Bolla' vase

NasonMoretti
£100

Distinct for its sharp lines, smooth curves and elongated neck, courtesy of a freehand glass-blowing technique, NasonMoretti's 'Bolla' vase is an elegant addition to any home or office setting. Available in a selection of bold hues, the ornamental vase is equally as striking when displayed solo or as part of a collective.

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TAGS: LIGHTING

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

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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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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'Dream'Air'

Eugeni Quitllet / Kartell
Price on request

Ibiza-born, Barcelona-based designer Eugeni Quitllet’s career is characterised by lightness. His latest collaboration with Kartell explores this with a chair whose contemporary silhouette bridges the gap between solid and ethereal. A suspended curved seat is perched on a simple geometric frame and comes in a range of colours, from transparent and neutral shades to deep, bold hues, such as the red, pictured here. ‘Thanks to Kartell’s continual research and technological innovation in the fields of materials and processes, we were able to beautifully float dreams on the air,’ says Quitllet.

www.kartell.com

TAGS: KARTELL

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.

Available from WallpaperSTORE*

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TAGS: MARBLE

'Spot'

Michael Anastassiades / Herman Miller
price on request

Michael Anastassiades’ inaugural collection of occasional furnishings for Herman Miller follows the Cypriot designer’s exploration of an object’s physical presence, and how its existence affects its surroundings. It would be an understatement to call these stools minimal: their reduced forms, carved from walnut and white oak, are combined with a brass element and feature a shape that is elegant and discreet yet stripped to the bare essentials. ‘When an object is made out of only a handful of elements, you have to make each one absolutely perfect,’ says the designer. The stools come in a range of sizes.

www.hermanmiller.com

'Memos'

Roberto Lazzeroni / Giorgetti
€ 7,490

Roberto Lazzeroni’s ‘Memos’ series for Giorgetti celebrates the sensual nature of wood, combining it with glass and marble in either round or rectangular versions. The table pictured here features a solid ash base and comes with a Lazy Susan insert in bronze-tinted glass.

www.giorgetti.eu

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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'Heron'

Rodolfo Dordoni / MDF Italia
€5,814

Instilling flexibility into the workhorse cupboard, Rodolfo Dordoni’s ‘Heron’ series, for Milan-based MDF Italia, features a light construction that can be customised with a combination of perforated and solid panels, glass elements, shelves, and doors, in varying colours and permutations. The main structure comes in either matt white or matt grey, while the back panels come in a range of six colours, including dark red, okra yellow and petrol blue, alongside white and grey. ‘A rational architecture on a domestic scale,’ says the designer about his latest effort. ‘An atypical storage unit project, at least for me. A new experience.’

www.mdfitalia.com

'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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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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Tuju

Bruno Jahara / Riva
£380

A collaborative project between Brazilian brand Jahara and chef Ivan Ralston, 'Tuju' is a collection of gold-finished stainless steel tools made to harvest and serve food. Manufactured by Brazilian tableware brand Riva, each hand polished piece is organically shaped: the ergonomic form of each piece in this three-piece knife set make them both easy to use and beautiful to display.

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Lunar

Tito Toso / Pedrali
From €325

Lightweight and contemporary, these newly designed tables by Tito Toso for Italian manufacturer Pedrali can neatly fit into any room environment. Available in an assortment of colours and materials, including marble and steel, in black, white and turquoise, the geometric pieces arrive in different heights with four trapezoidal steel rods holding up each of the square and round tops.

www.pedrali.it

Skyline

Julie Richoz / Louis Poulsen
£988

Made for those with a large banqueting hall and epic high ceilings, this colossal pendant is the work of Swiss-French designer Julie Richoz, for Danish lighting wizards Louis Poulson. The architectural style structure is formed of six layered aluminium shades to reach its 800mm height. Realised in a purist white hue to keep the boldly large silhouette refined, its subtle curves allow the light to be altered creating shadows through the shade.

www.louispoulsen.com

'India SV 1' vase

Utopia & Utility
£746

Combining a striking trifecta of hand-blown Bohemian glass with high-quality brass and Finnish natural edge wood, Utopia & Utility's 'India SV 1' vase can be dissembled into separate, functional components, each with an equally compelling impact. Each organically formed part can be used independently as a singular vessel. When stacked, they present a sculptural container that is suited to holding floral arrangements or small household accessories.

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'Tequila' sunrise jug

Mist-O / Ichendorf Milano
£44

The work of Japanese-Italian studio MIST-O, the 2003 ‘Tequila Sunrise’ carafe collection comprises glass jugs and bottles in various sizes. Each piece is a juxtaposition of glass elements in different colours (including deep amber, smoky grey and bottle green), which makes it look as if it has liquid in it already. Each borosilicate glass piece is hand-blown in Italy for their alchemist-style finish.

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Urkiola candleholder

Patricia Urquiola / Georg Jensen
£120

Created by Spanish designer Patricia Urquiola, this sculptural candleholder is modern, yet functional, making for the perfect tabletop accessory. Manufactured by Danish lifestyle brand Georg Jensen, the refined pieces are available in copper or silver, and are imbued with the Copenhagen-based brand's elegance that is found in their hollowware, watches, jewellery and home products.

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Brass

Valentin Loellmann
Price on request

Studio Valentin Loellmann launched last year creating artful contemporary furniture pieces. For PAD Paris, the German artist designer formed a metal and wood collection that is delicately balanced. Inspired by the idea of haute couture and fitted clothing, the handcrafted range combines skinny animalistic legs and a sleek polished dark wood top. Welded together, the rough finishes are aesthetically beautiful with a classical edge.

www.valentinloellmann.de

Livia

Gio Ponti / L'Abbate
£187

The 'Livia' chair was originally designed by Gio Ponti for the offices of Padua University's Livianum faculty and was reissued by Italian brand L'Abbate in 2005. Minimal, elegant and carved from lacquered beechwood, this classic red chair is timeless in its design.

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Zermatt

Patrick Jouin / Puiforcat
£1,090

Taken from Patrick Jouin's 'Zermatt' stainless steel flatware collection for Parisian silversmith Puiforcat, this water jug features all the markers of the series: sharp edges, elongated lines and surfaces polished to a mirror finish. Launched in 2010, the collection was Jouin's first and is exhibited at the Centre Pompidou Museum in Paris and New York’s Museum of Arts and Design.

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TAGS: PARIS

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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