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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‘Omorogun’ turning stick

The Àga Concept
£27

The 'Omorogun' turning stick from The Àga Concept neatly sums up the Nigerian brand's aesthetic: functional, raw and contemporary. The turning stick, which is traditionally used in African kitchens to stir starchy food, is at once mindful of cultural heritage and modern. Graduating from thick to thin, the wooden stick is crafted from locally sourced wood that has been sanded and smoothed to form rounded edges and a faintly buffed surface, and its tip is marked by a splash of non-toxic yellow paint.

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‘Ding’ casserole pot

Office for Product Design / Jia Inc
£218

Inspired by the shapes of ancient Chinese cauldrons by the same name, Office for Product Design's the casserole pot ‘Ding’ fulfils modern cooking requirements with traditional design. Produced by Jia Inc, the pot is constructed from matte black cast iron and has a flat base that sits neatly atop a separate stand with legs. An enameled interior provides a functional surface that lends itself to both slow cooking and easy cleaning.

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Brewer stand

Kinto
£170

Kinto's brewer stand is for those who appreciate slow coffee. The set of stand, filter, brewer, server, holder, and cups is reminiscent of laboratory paraphernalia with a stain resistant wooden base sitting atop an adjustable brass mechanism, which allows users to brew coffee directly into a mug or server.

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'Cil M-1' coffee pot

Sargadelos
£52

The Cil coffee pot’s classic cylindrical design is given a delightful lift by the sweeping flourish of a blue brushstroke. The artistic addition accentuates the whimsical curves of the model that is produced in Galicia by Spanish porcelain brand Sargadelos, a company known for its passionate promotion of local motifs, forms and colours.

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'Juicer 2'

Elinor Portnoy
£350

Elinor Portnoy's 'Juicer 2' is in equal parts a kitchen utensil and a decorative object. Presented as a series of clear and opaque sheets of coloured glass, the tool's peeled back layers are reminiscent of the citrus fruit it is intended to squeeze. A sandblasted base ensures a firm grip, whilst an air bubble at the juicer's core guarantees lightness and ease of control.

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Studio Kitchen

Frama
Price on request

Frama's Studio Kitchen channels a travel-friendly aesthetic. Realised in lightweight materials, the models are intended to allow easy movement around the house, or to a new location. With anthracite frames and drawers in different accents of delicate wood, the modular systems exude the Danish studio's industrial look, complemented with marble tops and Dornbracht fixtures for added elegance.

www.framacph.com

TAGS: KITCHENS

Bottle stand

Marcel Wanders / Alessi
£45

In collaboration with Alessi, Dutch designer Marcel Wanders has designed the 'Circus' collection, a series that epitomises the playful approach both names have to home-ware, while simultaneously capturing the magic of the circus. The limited edition selection of kitchenware take its cues from the Big Top, with bold, geometric patterns, stripes and shapes presented alongside iconic symbolism for a result that is equally fun and stylish. This bottle stand offers an eye-catching pattern painted on tinplate — a new technique for Alessi. Despite its striking nature, the stand's minimal design allows it to slip seamlessly into a multitude of spaces.

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Copper standing bowl

Fort Standard
£160

The ultimate centrepiece, Fort Standard's copper standing bowl offers equal impact as functional dinnerware and as a display piece, thanks to its architecturally inspired planar legs that lifts it high off any surface. Food-safe, the aluminium bowl is sand-cast in the state of Pennsylvania, while an unfinished copper plating is applied in Brooklyn. The result is an item that can develop a natural patina over time or maintain its shine through polishing.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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'Alba'vessels

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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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