Apr 2016

Milan preview

Limited-edition cover by Ettore Spalletti

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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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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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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La Pipe

Friends and Founders
£425

Designed by Ida Linea Hildebrand, one half of Copenhagen-based duo Friends & Founders, the 'La Pipe' dining chair is a refined and contemporary seat. The smooth, curving lines of the chair's back echoes the high-quality, soft leather, whilst the slender, gold-tone metal legs effortlessly balance the seat. The 'La Pipe' collection is inspired by shapely tobacco pipes and comprises a low lounge chair and a high bar chair. Available in striking blush pink or charcoal hues, they can be playfully paired for eclectic dinner parties.

www.friendsfounders.com

Benedetto

Michele De Lucchi / Produzione Privata
£799

The minimal, round Benedetto table is a creation of famed Italian designer Michele De Lucchi for Produzione Privata. The solid oak piece is hand-treated with natural oil, in order to preserve the wood’s original character. It is created in the specialist carpentry workshop of Riva 1920 in Cantù, Italy.

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'Bouquet' Optical vase

Mist-O / Ichendorf Milano
From £17

Designed by Japanese-Italian studio Mist-o, this collection of hourglass-shaped vases is hand-blown in Italy by Ichendorf Milano’s skilled craftsmen. The pared-down design is perfect to display minimalist flower arrangements, or even better, a single statement flower such as an oversized iris. There are four different sizes and two glass options available.

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'Suiren' bowl

Time & Style
£72

Simple, uncluttered and elegant, Japanese lifestyle design company, Time and Style, create culturally-inspired products for those who favour timeless materials, shapes and colour palettes over surplus details and ornamentation. This modest bowl has been crafted from Japanese zelkova wood, which boasts a rich and beautiful grain, and features sharp, modern lines – making it the perfect place to display fresh fruit or from which to create and serve side salads.

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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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Marlon

Luca Nichetto / De La Espada
From £3522

In a combination of subtle shapes and shades, Italian designer Luca Nichetto presents this simplistic dining table. Minimalist in its appearance yet composed from a bold mix of tubular marble legs and a thin hardwood tabletop, the contrasting materials allows for a contemporary and slightly abstract finish. Manufactured in Northern Portugal by De La Espada, the model also arrives in a round model and darker Negro Marquina marble for an opposing warmer aesthetic.

www.delaespada.com

Sommelier glasses

Michael Anastassiades and Enrico Bernardo / Puiforcat
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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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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Alpine chairs

Ries
 £125 

Precision is key with the Alpine collection by Ries, an Argentinian furniture project by Mark Altgelt, Second Denegri and Tasio Picollo. The geometric collection includes tables, shelving and these liner and skeletal chairs. Harking back to basics, the piece works with the core structure, created from indepth research into proportions and the space it occupies. Made up of steel and powder coated metal, the seat's textured form contrasts from its sharp framework.

www.ries.com.ar

Five-piece tea set

Zens
£98

Amsterdam-based company Zens creates home accessories for the perfect daily tea or coffee ritual. Their handmade specialty products include this contemporary, Asian-inspired five-piece tea set, designed by Ming Liu. It includes a double walled glass teapot (pot and glass infuser), two double-walled glass cups, a bamboo infuser holder and one bamboo plate. The set boasts an experimental, scientific style that lends itself to the spirituality of oriental tea drinking.

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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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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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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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Kettle

Kaoru Watanabe / Azmaya
£213

This copper kettle is designed by Kaoru Watanabe and beautifully made in Japan by Azmaya. It is a reinterpretation of an iconic piece of metal-wear with a beautiful matte surface demonstrates Japanese simplicity in its purest form, featuring premium copper that conducts heat efficiently, so water is quickly brought to boiling point. Azmaya are a collective hailing from the Niigata region that collaborates with designers, artisans, and small manufacturers to create contemporary versions of Japanese design classics for daily life. The handwork in their production results in subtle variations and different characteristics, making each piece unique.

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Oh rectangular

Angeletti Ruzza / daaitalia
Price on request

There are endless possibilities with this streamlined table by Southern Italian brand Daa Italia. The geometric model, aptly named 'Oh, rectangular,' is available in everything from wood fibre and lacquered black to anodic bronze, white porcelain or calcatta marble. Designed by Rome-based Angeletti Ruzza who specialise in angular forms, the intricate legs cleverly contrast the clean table top to create its strong form which is also found in 'Oh Square,' a smaller yet equally dynamic version.

Pigreco

Francesco Meda / Luce di Carrara
£800

Presented during Milan Design Week in 2014, this stool by Milan-based Francesco Meda for marble masters Luce Di Carrara is as multi-functional as it is visually striking. Created out of combined marble blocks of different thicknesses and featuring a cedar wood top, the piece can be used as a stool, a side table or simply a sculptural display item.

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Stühl

James Stickley
Price on request

These simple steel-work pieces by London and Berlin based James Stickley are chairs masquerading as artwork through their abstract three-legged forms. The playful and shapely collection of three chairs with three different type of backs resonate the designers self-acclaimed style of 'graphic minimal' which is realised in the lines of most of his work. The electric blue colour lends itself to the almost memphis form which also makes the range increasingly conceptual.

www.jamesstickley.co.uk

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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Urban philosophy chair

NN Design Band

The Urban chair by NN Design is a polycarbonate and meta construction that combines a sinuous silhouette with a geometric composition. The simple glass form is enhanced by a black line running through its edge, offering different design perspective depending on the point of view. The Kazakhi duo NN Design, formed by Anastassya Leonova and Nissa Kinzhalina, works on simple design concepts that merge aesthetic research with challenging constructions to create discreet and elegant furniture and objects.

www.nnbandesign.com

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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Kamuy

Naoto Fukasawa / Conde House
Price on request

Japanese designer Naoto Fukasawa is our go-to man for traditional design with a clever construction. In his latest effort, he collaborated with the craftsmen of the Asahikawa area, near Hokkaido, in Japan, to produce a line of furniture for Japanese company Conde House. Fukasawa immersed himself in the region’s craftsmanship traditions, and came back with a chair design, available in a variety of finishes and combinations, and a simple table to go with it. The wooden structure of the chair is enriched with ergonomic details and design tricks that make its familiar shape special. Available with a wooden or upholstered seat, the chair comes in two types of wood found in the Hokkaido region, two shades of oak and natural walnut. Classic yet streamlined, Fukasawa’s design makes the most of his creative experience and of the area’s savoir-faire. 

www.condehouse.com

Well Hung Table

Sebastian Mann / The Workshop
Price on request

Contemporary aesthetic marries traditional wood making techniques in this table by Sebastian Mann, part of a collection of asymmetrical furniture that includes coffee tables and desks. Using a palette of walnut and copper with hints of oak and zinc, the collection presents an innovative use of materials combined with contemporary shapes, giving the furniture a futuristic yet classic stance. 

www.theworkshop-mm.com

Collo-Alto

Inga Sempé / Alessi
From £6

In 2012, French designer Inga Sempé contributed a single 'Risotto' serving spoon to Alessi’s ever-expanding collection of household and kitchen items. Three years later, the IS01 has branched out into a full collection of cutlery, featuring its originator’s slender neck-like stem and softly rounded shapes. With its bold forms and asymmetrical details, the set includes specific cutlery dedicated to fish or desserts, various serving utensils, ladles and a full collection of 8 spoons that offer different size interpretations of the original IS01. Made of mirror-polished stainless steel, the set combines a sophisticated shape with a slightly humorous design tone resonating throughout the collection.

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