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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'Oxide' Range Cooker

Lexx Pott / La Cornue
Price on request

In an attempt to transform basic culinary apparatus into works of art, luxury French oven manufacturer La Cornue invited Dutch designer Lex Pott to experiment with the colour of its traditional brassware. Pott put the outer layers of its classic ‘Château 150’ range cooker through an oxidisation process, resulting in an intense reaction that gives a brilliant electric blue textured finish.

www.lacornue.com

Self-Cleaning '400 Series' Combi-Steam Oven

Gaggenau
Price on request

For more than 15 years, Gaggenau has been producing home steam ovens for cooks who like the power, precision and time-saving short-cuts of professional kitchen equipment. That tradition continues with the release of its new self-cleaning combi-steam oven. A cleaning cartridge, mounted on the oven ceiling, is operated by the push of a button, cleaning even the heaviest soiling.

www.gaggenau.com

'Come As You Are'

Christophe de la Fontaine / Dante Goods and Bads
£950

Designed by Christophe de la Fontaine for Dante – Goods And Bads, this bar cart references the classic hostess service trolley. Pared down to its bare essentials, the piece comes in minimalist black steel and features two horizontal surfaces for increased capacity.

Available from WallpaperSTORE*

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'Pelle' kitchen

Henrytimi
Price on request

High-quality materials and handmade processes are at the forefront of Italian kitchen brand Henrytimi’s manufacturing approach. Its latest kitchen, ‘Pelle’ – which launched at this year’s Salone del Mobile and is customisable in both dimensions and configurations – is a case in point. A dramatic juxtaposition of travertine sanpietro stone, with door handles, taps and numerous other features hidden from view, it’s a colossal piece that is more architectural sculpture than recognisable kitchen. Each functional element of the monolith kitchen is integrated into the project, including the tailor-made ton sur ton induction cooktop, and the sink, an organic cavity carved from a solid block of travertino sanpietro stone, while natural teak interiors add a touch of warmth.

www.henrytimi.com

'KS'

Giulio Cappellini and Alfonso Arosio / Del Tongo
€12,000

Designers Giulio Cappellini and Alfonso Arosio have imagined three new kitchen models for Italian manufacturer Del Tongo. The three solutions, entitled Borghese, Laboratorio and Radicale, are designed to cater to all needs, though with different accents in terms of material, colour and cooking habits. Borghese (pictured) features a separate hob block and island workspace with a floating snack table, unified by a colour, such as a burnt orange hue, that can be splashed onto various units. Laboratorio features a compact island worktop area where all functions have been designed to be easily accessible, while Radicale features an irregular-end worktop and a visible pantry.

www.gruppodeltongo.com

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.

Available from WallpaperSTORE*

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'Salute' side table

Sebastian Herkner / La Chance
£1,289

Austrian designer Sebastian Herkner's 'Salute', produced by La Chance, is a solid lesson in luxury and functionality. Belonging to a family of tables that may be used individually or displayed as a group, the high table is crafted from a cylindrical black marble plinth, interrupted by a circular black steel tray which appears suspended from the table's main body.

Available from WallpaperSTORE*

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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

'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.

Available from WallpaperSTORE*

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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.

Available from WallpaperSTORE*

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Jey

Francesco Rota / Lapalma
Price on request

These versatile tables have been designed by LaPalma's art director Francesco Rota. Easily transportable with the bent handle feature, 'Jey' is comparable to chess pieces, arriving in a pure monochrome palette. Rota also plays with shape in the design: the solid bases are all cylinder, but the laminate tops come in a choice of different geometrical forms, lending itself to the Italian brand's modern design aesthetic.

www.lapalma.it

Teg Cut

Tebian
€ 590

Helsinki-based designer Tebian was inspired during a minor fall for his 'Teg Cut' tables. When he tripped to the ground, he noticed the natural flagstones that fill the streets of the Finnish capital, and replicated their forms in the triangular shapes of these tables. Made up of Carrara marble sitting on top of metal legs, the small three-legged side tables join together like a puzzle to make a larger table. The multifaceted pieces come together to make an assortment of table models, appearing rather minimalist in their separated form, but maximalist when connected with multiple legs webbed together. Photography: Krista Keltanen

www.tebian.fi

Handle spice bowl

Olubunmi Adeyemi / The Àga Concept
£27

Conceived by Nigerian designer Olubunmi Adeyemi, The Àga Concept combines functionality with African heritage for a contemporary line of kitchen tools and utensils, crafted from locally sourced wood. This bowl is ideal for holding spices and serving is facilitated by a handle, which is marked by black and red stripes at its tip.

Available at WallpaperSTORE*

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Amazonite stripe platter

Bethan Gray
£3,840

London-based designer Bethan Gray is known for her passion for luxurious natural materials, such as solid wood, marble and leather. This smooth, round serving platter is the perfect example of the Welsh designer’s approach. Made out of an exquisite contrast of green crystal amazonite and black marble, the two are bought together in an animalistic stripy pattern that can be a whimsical addition to any tea party.

Available from WallpaperSTORE*

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Dome

Miranda Watkins
£125

Part of the growing collection of handcrafted pewter tableware by British designer Miranda Watkins, this snack bowl set is made to order by the Sheffield-based pewter specialist AR Wentworth. The three bowls come in different sizes, to serve everything from peanuts to crisps. The highly polished contemporary pieces can look elegant in any banquet setting, mixing it with other wood or marble tableware allows for it to shine among the crowd.

Available from WallpaperSTORE*

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Hinoki

Azmaya
£147

This wine ice cooler by Azmaya showcases the essence of nature with the subtle grain of the Hinoki Cypress Wood juxtaposed with its simplistic design. 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.

Available at WallpaperSTORE*

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Cutting Board

Scandola Marmi
£75

Scandola Marmi's exquisite collection of household marble accessories presents a range of authentic shapes and textures underpinned by meticulous craftsmanship processes. This large black marble cutting tray by the Verona-based brand has undergone a waterproof and stain-resistant treatment, making it the perfect option for presenting cheeseboards during dinner parties as well as a suitable base on which to prepare ingredients.

Available at WallpaperSTORE*

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TAGS: ITALY, MARBLE

Seatshell

Frederik Roijé
From €459

This barstool is the newest addition to the organic SeatShell collection by Netherlands based design studio Frederik Roijé. Chanelleing their graphic and modular style that imbues all of their collections, the geometric seat can be upholstered for a softer finish. Available in a smaller armchair version, the dynamic legs also come in a lacquered or natural ash for a plush or raw finish.

www.roije.com

Wood kitchen cabinet

Studio Benedini Associati / Key Cucine & Agape12
Price on request

On display at the Agape 12 showroom in Milan is a kitchen cabinet on wheels. Designed top to toe in pure oak by Studio Benedini Associati for Key Cucine, the adaptable piece boasts a timeless look that is both naturally organic and modern. A multifaceted and multifunctional piece of kitchen furniture, it can be used as storage with different sized shelving, a dislay area, or even a refrigerator, tending to all needs. 

www.keysbabo.com

TAGS: KITCHENS

'Saetas' tray

Federico Churba and Patricio Lix Klett / Solantu
£480

From Argentinian brand Solantu's 'Saetas' collection, designed by Federico Churba and Patricio Lix Klett, this medium-sized tray combines the beauty and richness of Patagonia with sustainable luxury. The natural brown wood is culled following the natural growth cycle of trees at the label's privately-owned forest, then carved into a unique folded diamond shape by local artisans using traditional techniques.

Available at WallpaperSTORE*

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Collection 22 Trolley

Studio Dessuant Bone
Price on request

Created as part of Collection 22 by Paris-based Studio Dessuant Bone, this trolley uses traditional marquetry to master its basic yet timeless design. Using geometric shapes, the finely crafted piece evokes a contemporary style with the large wheels and smart compartments. Studio Dessuant Bone design across the spectrum from installations to graphics, adopting a skillfully modern style in all of their projects. Collection 22 in particular has been produced as furniture for “Maison de Quartier Sémard” youth centre located in in Saint Denis.

www.studiodessuantbone.com

Karui

GamFratesi / Skultuna
£230

Designed by Danish-Italian duo Gamfratesi in 2014, the 'Karui' tray is a minimalist piece in brass, made using metal spinning, a classic Skultuna technique. The elegant round tray is slender and light, featuring a thin lip and a leather surface by leading Swedish tannery Tärnsjö.

Available at WallpaperSTORE*

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Basket

AYTM
£75

Composed from a series of thick black natural rattan strands, arranged diagonally, horizontally and vertically, AYTM's 'Basket' offers a strikingly graphic silhouette. The food-safe basket is extremely versatile and will find use in any room. Due to its construction from natural materials, each basket comes with its own unique characteristics. AYTM is made up of Danish designers Kathrine and Per Gran Hartvigsen who explore this type of special geometry in many of their pieces from cushions to candle stick holders.

Available at WallpaperSTORE*

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Steel Spin Duo

MGS Milano
From £1,320

Impossibly sleek, this new model by Milanese tap experts MGS is made with a refined and unique black stainless steel giving it a modern matt finish. The quality of the product is elevated through an innovative new vapour deposition (PVD) technique so that the colour is embedded in the material, rather than coated, keeping it seamless throughout its use. The model is available in a duo form with a soap dispenser or trio with an additional filter tap.

www.mgstaps.com

Foxy

Aldo Cibic / Paola C
£178

A creation from the Memphis mind of Aldo Cibic, this abstract carafe is designed to filter ice and fruit slices with its elegantly thin neck. Created for Milan-based Paola C, the vessel won a Wallpaper* Design Award in 2011 for its refined and innovative form that is made out of blown Borosilicate glass by Massimo Lunardon.

Available at WallpaperSTORE*

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Fish Kettle

Sambonet
£333

Unimaginably sleek, this stainless steel fish kettle is a defining piece from Sambonet's Pesciera Luxury collection and allows users to cook fish in style. The kettle is notable for its softly curved lines and contemporary silhouette which almost mimics a streamlined water breed form, elevating it from a humble cooking utensil to a sculptural piece.

Available at WallpaperSTORE*

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Now and Then

Natascha Madeiski and Linnie Mclarty
from £160

Inspired by an archaeological dig in Lebanon, these pieces bring together past and present in metalwork and ceramic. The collection is a collaboration between architect Natascha Madeiski – who has mastered the porcelain vessels and jewellery designer – and silver smith Linnie Mclarty who has worked on the metal tools attached, which they describe ‘almost like soldiers, guarding the precious things inside’. Resembling a spice-set, the containers are available in four pastel colours, with small flatware servers attached. This is an inaugural collaboration between the two UK-based creatives and was presented during London Design Festival this year.

www.nataschamadeiski.com

Matchbox Cover

By Lassen
Cover from £14

Keeping in line with the refined simplicity of the 1962-designed Kubus candle, By Lassen maintains its form for elegant aesthetic minimalism with a new line of matchbox covers. The Copenhagen-based brand has given the humble object a more ornamental, decorative face by covering their rough paper structures. The elegant little piece exists in three forms – powder-coated black and white, and a brass-plated iteration – which slide carefully over the box. In addition, the brand has also revealed a set of purposefully decorative matchboxes, printed with original geometric designs created by Mogens and Flemming Lassen.

www.bylassen.com

'Miss Marble Jar'

Lorenza Bozzoli
€225

Marble has been making its way into all corners of design – along with its opulent existence on walls and floors, it is increasingly being used as an experimental material for smaller objects. Released during Salone del Mobile was this 'Miss Marble Jar', created by Milanese designer Lorenza Bozzoli. Available to buy at design boutique Spazio Pontaccio, the multi-purpose container has a functional shape for everyday use. However, its form is made precious through the alternating colours and materials – block white Carrara is used for the body and black Marquina for the lid, the two then bound together with a thin brass latch.

Available soon at WallpaperSTORE*

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‘Château 150 Carbon Edition’ range cooker

La Cornue
£24,750

To celebrate the 50th birthday last year of its iconic ‘Château 150’ range cooker, designed by André Dupuy in 1964, French kitchen maker La Cornue created a version with a matt-black carbon-fibre finish. The ‘Château 150 Carbon Edition’ one-of model proved so popular it is now being produced and is available to order. Handmade in La Cornue’s Parisian workshops, it is equipped with the firm’s new G4 oven system. Based on the Château collection’s signature vaulted oven, the G4 features a circular burner and a cast-iron RCC disk, the company’s patented invention, which difuses and regulates heat.

www.lacornue.com