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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'Valsusa' armchair

Pool
€7,500

Four different geometric shapes make up the latest design by French studio Pool. Launched recently at Operae festival in Turin, Italy, with the support of Gallery S Bensimon, the 'Valsusa' armchair has two contrasting finishes: plush blue velvet for the seating, arm- and backrest, countered with an oak leg sheathed in a tough, rustic hide. The sculptural chair echoes Pool's conceptual experimentations with shapes, and the studio's ability to transform these into functional furniture.

work.poolhouse.eu

TAGS: SEATING

'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.

Available from WallpaperSTORE*

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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.

Available from WallpaperSTORE*

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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

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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‘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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'Palladio' console

Claesson Koivisto Rune / Artifort
£437

A series of simple tables with classic proportions, Swedish architecture and design practice Claesson Koivisto Rune’s Palladio collection for Dutch company Artifort is a colourful expression of minimalist design. The tables, such as this slender console, are characterised by the subtle joint between the legs and the top, developed by Artifort’s in-house engineers. ‘We were equally inspired by the work of the Venetian master of Renaissance architecture Andrea Palladio and the minimalistic sculptures of American artist Donald Judd,’ explain the designers.

www.artifort.com

'Lollipop'

Boris Klimek / Lasvit
£1.875

Based on a fascination with transparency and perception, Boris Klimek's 'Lollipop' collection of tables and lighting for Lasvit is at once playful and functional. Experimenting with the technique of slumped glass, Klimek has combined organically-shaped glass plates with a metal holder and an inserted light source to produce the 'Lollipop' pendant light. The result is a stunning centrepiece light that also offers a beautifully distorted view of reality through a turquoise lens.

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TAGS: LASVIT

'Papillon' wall light

Bernhardt & Vella / Arflex
€1,250

An appliqué light that plays with transparency, colour and geometry, ‘Papillon’ was designed by the Milan-based studio of Ellen Bernhardt and Paola Vella as part of a collection that also includes a series of room dividers in a similar style. The asymmetric light is formed of contrastingly coloured glass shapes with two LED strips held in place by a brass axis. It’s the first glass project by Arflex and an elegant addition to the company’s eclectic furniture range.

www.arflex.it

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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'Run'

Sam Hecht and Kim Colin / Emeco
$4,015

'Run' marks the first collaboration between designers Sam Hecht and Kim Colin, the duo behind Industrial Facility, and American furniture manufacturer Emeco. The range encompasses shelves, tables and seating, all in aluminium, with the option of wooden-plank surfaces, and is suitable for use indoors and out. ‘Welcoming and useful’, as Hecht describes it, the range may be fitted with accessories – ash wood bookends or a stand for plants and objects – that slot into the ‘run’ or groove between the planks.

www.emeco.net

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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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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Highlight

Dan Yeffet / Veronese
From €1950

Paris-based Dan Yeffet presents this subtle lighting fixture that merges two elegant materials: Murano glass and marble. Shaping the piece as if a refined vessel, the symmetrical model hones in on the quality of the materials with sleek curves and its circular grey or tobacco edges. The minimalist design allows for its size to get experimental with a colossal version available at 111cm, making 'Highlight' an ornamental addition to the room.

www.veronese.fr

Equilibri

Dimore Studio / Bitossi Ceramiche
£438

Dimore Studio delved into the rich history of Bitossi Ceramiche for their 2016 collaboration. Taking its cues from the Fondazione Vittoriano Bitossi archive, they melded together brass and ceramics, a classic mix for their vases that they make contemporary with their abstract silhouette. Available in a strong contrasting palette of teal, black, red and pink, the playful sculptures can appear ornamental on a table setting, fitting anything from flowers to cutlery.

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Nojaa and Ojentaa

Mari Isopahkala
Price on request

A collection that takes its cues from the Dutch De Stijl movement, these playful wooden lights were designed by Helsinki-based designer Mari Isopahkala. The abstract sculptures are available in tall or short table version and all embody simple wooden silhouettes, with some of their angular planks painted in a pop and a contrasting pastel tone. Intended as lighting, but acting more as artistic decorations, their additional LEDs may not aid illumination, but lend to its whimsical framework for another dimension.

www.mariisopahkala.com

Herringbone vase

Phil Cuttance
£225

The best vases are more than mere vessels for beauty; they stand on their own as sculptural pieces or defiant design. The Herringbone vase by Phil Cuttance is one such design. Unveiled at Salone del Mobile, this angular piece is the result of Cuttance's continued interest in 'creating visually complex three dimensional forms, in a relatively "lo-fi" way.' Individually hand-crafted in his London studio, the cement composite shows a history, however innocuously, of the process behind its making.

www.philcuttance.com

Shaping colour

Germans Eermičs
€6000

Netherlands-based studio German Eermičs started at colour for this shelf as opposed to the shape, as the name suggests. Keeping the shape utterly simple and minimalist, he focused on the intense variation of hues that make up the piece. Made up of clear glass that is connected together at the curves, it has a console, shelf and mirror in the collection that all combine frosted, graduated, smeared colours. Photography: Lonneke van der Palen

www.germansermics.com

Aymier D'Arques

Luis Laplace / James Paris
€4,300

Argentinian architect and designer Luis Laplace has created this limited edition lamp 'Aymier D'Arques' for James Paris. Imbued with elegant Parisian craft, the piece is made of stoneware, fabric and patinated brass from local European craftsmen. The shades of the collectors piece are pared back, exposing the ornamental base that arrives in three decadent shades of charcoal black, ash grey and glossy red.

www.james-paris.com

'Hot Spots' collection

Christine Rathmann / Rosenthal
£237

Working intuitively and combining a series of unexpected shapes and colours, German designer Christine Rathmann has produced the eye-catching 'Hot Spots' collection for glass, porcelain and ceramics specialists Rosenthal. Featuring a spectacular gradient of kaleidoscopic tones that smoothly blends shades of yellow, pink and orange across a multifaceted surface, the 'Coastal Shades' porcelain vase functions as both a decorative piece and a practical object, with an appearance that alters depending on lighting, position and angle.

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Transfix

Kensaku Oshiro and Marc Krusin / Glas Italia
£1.984

Designed by Kensaku Oshiro and Marc Krusin, the 'Transfix' display and storage unit may also be used as a means to divide and screen spaces. Crafted from slabs of tempered 8mm thick transparent extra-light glass, this extremely versatile piece appears to float in the air, a quality that allows it to seamlessly slot into any environment.

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'944' bench

Studio Formstelle / Rolf Benz
£1440

Studio Formstelle were commissioned to create this hand-stitched, upholstered bench for their German neighbours Rolf Benz. The bench is distinguished by its striking, geometric wooden base that it shares with the 580 armchair introduced in Milan last year. The 944 is available in two sizes and a choice of walnut, light or dark oak.

www.rolf-benz.com

'Homage to Faberge'

Utopia & Utility
£156

A two-part sculpture that can be separated into two containers, Utopia & Utility's 'Homage to Faberge' vase playfully emulates the silhouette of an egg. Comprising a spun solid brass bowl and a red hand-blown Bohemian glass bowl, the vase — which was designed in 2013 — can be used as two separate items when detached.

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'Butler' light

Arik Levy / Delta Light
From €410

Harnessing the trend for lighting that works both indoors and out, Paris-based designer Arik Levy has created 'Butler' for design firm Delta Light. The signature pleated shade was inspired by folded paper and recalls classic Parisian plisse fashion. Reminiscent of the Israeli designer's artistic touch, the pleats cast poetic shadows all around the shade, even when the internal light is off, and then during the evening this creates a cozy intimate glow. The standing lamp comes in two different sizes and also a wall-hanging version.

www.deltalight.com

Kottla

Ania Pauser / Klong
€5,550

Swedish design firm Klong has teamed up with frequent contributor Ania Pauser for 'Kottla,' a striking, marble-topped sideboard. Inspired by intarsia, an elaborate form of marquetry using inlays in wood, the MDF frame is encased with stained ash wood slats, creating a graphic, textural pattern along the doors. Kottla is also available in a cool white hue.

www.klong.se

Bell

Nousaku
£51

This sleek brass bell rings loud and clear despite its modest size. Made using traditional techniques, it boasts a handle with a slanted top and comes in three different finishes – gold, silver and pink gold. It is part of Nousaku’s renowned bell and wind chimes designs, originally produced for Buddhist temples.

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'Dioniso 6' mirror

Ettore Sottsass / Glas Italia
From £1,066

Designed by Ettore Sottsass for Italian stalwarts Glas Italia, the 'Dioniso 6' mirror features a boldly abstract polychromatic frame. Perfect for adding interest to cream walls and corridors, the artistry presents a multicoloured memphis that is available in six different geometrical shapes.

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Orio

Dario Gaudio and Alessandro Stabile / Internoitaliano
€464

'Orio' is a new wooden side table from Italian designers Internoitaliano, with a characteristic 'cut' through the top. This cleverly allows for an electrical cord of a lamp or a battery charger to be tucked through, and stowed away out of sight. The 'cut' also adds aesthetic value - revealing a cross section of the wood used, uncovering unique grain patterns. Designed by Dario Gaudio and Alessandro Stabile, 'Orio' is available in two different sizes, and in solid walnut or ash.

www.internoitaliano.com