Apr 2016

Travel & Transport special

Limited-edition cover by Santiago Calatrava


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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Tim Kerp / Pianca Spa

Technology melds with design for this coffee table by German designer Tim Kerp. Using lasers, the thick metal has been bent, cut and folded for a geometric finish. The masculine frames are available in an assortment of colours for a sophisticated addition to any modern space. 'Duetto' has been produced by Italian brand Pianca Spa and covered with epoxy paint and water-based varnishes for a sleek and slender finish. Photography: Chikako Harada



Linck Ceramics

Featuring all the hallmarks of Linck Ceramics — matt white finish, varying volumes and clean, sharp lines — the 'S222' bowl embodies the timeless aesthetic that the Swiss brand has built its name on. Designed by the Linck founder, Margrit Linck, the ceramic 'S222' vase is made at the brand's atelier in Bern, using traditional pottery techniques.

Available from the WallpaperSTORE*


T3 bottle

Matteo Thun Atelier

This delicate bottle was created by Italian architect and designer Matteo Thun. Made of Murano glass from the famous Venetian island, it is shaped by expert glassblowers using blowing pipes, pliers, as well as their own hands. The playfully hued pieces feature impressive gradients across the pop shades that are mixed together for each trinket.

Available at WallpaperSTORE*



Giovanni Garattoni / Tonelli

Designed for Italian glass specialists Tonelli by fellow Italian Giovanni Garattoni, the sprawling 'Atomic' wall mirror made its debut at this year's Salone del Mobile. The cluster of mirrors can be hung either vertically or horizontally, achieving a suspended, rising bubbles effect. The overlaid, circular panes are cut in complementary hues of smoked bronze, ash-grey, rose gold and pink for a whimsical, floating wall finish.



Mut Design Studio / Sancal

Inspired by the playful contemporary architecture of Mies van der Rohe and Frank Lloyd Wright, 'Duplex' is the first range of tables designed by MUT Design Studio for Spanish brand Sancal. The 'Duplex' range rethinks the concept of a 'games table' - inviting the user to take part in the design process. The sliding, detachable tray tables double as laptop stands, and each surface acts as a puzzle piece that can slot together in myriad ways.


MIL coffee table

Büro Famos / LaCividina
Price on request

Designed by Berlin-based Hanna Litwin and Romin Heide of Büro Famos, the 'MIL' coffee table debuted at La Cividina's stand at Salone del Mobile this year. The appealingly simple table top covers an intelligent base, formed of four, asymmetrically interlocking legs. Available in monochromatic shades of marble, glass and wood, MIL also comes in three different sizes, which can be half-nested or grouped together in clusters creating a versatile, multi-layered surface.


Cast brass vase

Thévos Choquet
Price on request

These humble one-flower vases by duo Thevoz-Choquet comprises polished brass cast in a transparent resin block. The brass is deliberately left exposed, allowing it to oxidise over time, whilst the resin remains pristine, shiny and untouched. This creates a unique ornament that both ages and remains new, poetically trapped between two conflicting timelines. The sculptural pieces are part of a collection of ambiguous objects made from the same materials as part of the 'I Dream of Luxury' exhibition in Rossana Orlandi at Salone del Mobile



Ferruccio Laviani / Citco Marmi
Price on request

Launched at Salone del Mobile, these 'Totem' vases by Ferruccio Laviani shape abstract forms of dark and light marble from Verona-based Citco Marmi. The enveloping pieces takes inspiration from Romanian sculptor Constantin Brâncuși, with the lighting fixture kept hidden. Appearing as strong contemporary ornaments, they can easily be moved from room to room, adding luxury to the space.




Designed in 1956 by Ercol founder Lucian Ercolani, this set of pebble-shaped tables features the British company’s signature fluid curves and tapered legs. It is ideal for compact rooms, as the two smaller tables neatly slot underneath the biggest one to save space when not in use. Comprising elm tabletops and turned beech legs, the classic designs are manufactured at Ercol’s HQ in Buckinghamshire.

Available at WallpaperSTORE*



Tobias Grau
€ 519,00

Frankfurt-based brand Tobias Grau have created Falling - a striking suspension lamp that mimics a falling water droplet. Available in polished aluminium, glossy black or matt black finishes, the lamp makes use of powerful and efficient LEDs to produce a surprisingly strong spotlight with top colour rendering that can be dimmed to create a more intimate glow. FALLING is part of Grau's wider 'Choice' lighting installations.




Brooklyn-based brand Bower was inspired by ancient archways for the 'Arch' Bench, pairing classical architectural with a fresh, contemporary finish. Imbued with their signature experimental style, the bench has a monochrome palette of lacquered ash on the top, and whitewashed on the legs. Added texture and comfort comes in the form of the plush, deep-black wool upholstery.


Composite side table

MSDS Studio

Toronto-based studio MSDS has created a trio of tables that includes this minimalist form. The Canadian brand often embodies a Scandinavian style that here was inspired by 17th century furniture. Upgrading the form for the contemporary world, here they have used composite sheets for the entire model, playing with different levels in the striking grainy abstract shapes.



Form Us With Love / +Halle
High Sofa from €2295

These unique pieces allow seating to become the room divider. Playing with different heights, the architectural pieces appear as armchairs while providing an elevated cove for the individual to experience privacy at a different level. Designed by Swedish studio Form us With Love, the collection evokes their minimalist yet experimental aesthetic, merging this with Danish manufacturer +Halle's humanist techniques. Its versatility also allows it to live comfortably in any room, we have it in the hall as social seating for our guests to enjoy, at any height.


Club chair

Glen Baghurst
Price on request

Taking cues from the fashion industry's ability to dress one common frame in various of ways, Swedish-Australian designer Glen Baghurst has created his 'Untitled' Club chair. Thick off-black leather falls over the curving frame, and fastened with powder-coated iron fixings that are clearly exposed. This creates an equestrian-style depth and volume that is a nod to traditional English saddlery.


K&W table lamp

Price on request

Nahoor designer William Pianta has created the K&W table lamp, inspired by Italian heritage, fused with advancing technologies. The mushroom-shaped lamp comprises a slim, marble base topped by a dome of opal Murano glass. The lamp is pictured here in polished chrome and green Carrara, but is also available in a number of finishes including brushed brass and matt lacquered. 



Thom Fougere Studio
$2500 CAD

Manitoba-based design studio Thom Fougere were inspired by their flat, native prairies for the 'Tyndall' coffee table. Left unfinished, the stone top will slowly degrade, exposing fossil fragments and layers of stories - helping it to retain its unique character. Tyndall stone is common to Canada's pastoral land, and the slab appears to float upon the low, steel structure.


'Blossom' Candleholders

Anders Nørgaard’ / Applicata
From £41

Featuring the smooth lines so typical of Scandinavian design, this stained oak candleholder is part of Anders Nørgaard’s 'Blossom' collection for Applicata. The Danish designer found inspiration in flower buds, as well as elongated candlesticks from the 1950s, which were often made by woodturners with leftover wood from chair or table legs. With an iron base for stability, the candleholders are available here in two different finishes and three slender shapes.

Available from WallpaperSTORE*




Crafted from durable and waterproof paper, Octaevo's innovative handcrafted flower vases pay tribute to ancient ceramics. Continuing the Spanish brand's dedication to a Mediterranean-inspired aesthetic, this vase features a graphic print comprising a series of vibrant colours that are evocative of the region, and is at once sophisticated and eye-catching.

Available from WallpaperSTORE*



Andersson & Voll / Erik Jørgensen
Price on request

Updating the classic Danish style of Erik Jørgensen is Norwegian duo Andersson & Voll. Showcasing the new 'Hector' sofa design at Stockholm Furniture Fair, the pair have reissued the elegant 'Frame' sofa in a contemporary warm leather finish and sleek upholstered frame with steel legs. The sharp edges of the structure naturally contrasts the Scandinavian softness found in the cushions that can add strength to any minimalist room set.


Medium planter


Concrete is undergoing something of an aesthetic renaissance – and the small South London lifestyle brand Conpot are harnessing the elegant, minimalist potential of the material as well as anyone in the wider design world.

The Peckham-based studio produces a small range of rounded and faceted hand-cast planters, made with a mix of carefully sourced aggregates and high-quality Portland cement, in four colourways: a Derbyshire-derived grey limestone; black basalt from Shropshire; a Spanish white marble; and – our favourite – a white marble with coloured flecks, comprising basalt, limestone, red granite and flint.


Ignis pendant

ICRAVE / Cerno

Design powerhouses Cerno and ICRAVE have collaborated on a new pendant, Ignis. A maple wood frame with a three legged support holds the shade, which perches on top. Using natural materials with neutral colours, the shades are minimal, and nod to Cerno's industrial lighting specialism. Ignis is available in a variety of finishes, including glossy white and distressed brass (pictured).



Karl Andersson & Söner / Kaschkasch
Price on request

Cavetto is the new durable and sustainable shelving unit from Scandinavian designers Karl Anderson & Söner. Created in Husqvarna, Cavetto takes its name from the smooth, moulded edges that allows the shelving to be configured in endless variations. Created from solid wood, the back and side panels can be inserted between the shelves without the need for any fittings. Providing even more flexibility, Cavetto can be placed against a wall, positioned as a room divider, or used to build a room within a room thanks to the dual aspect drawers and shelf openings.



Tom Fereday / Zenith Interiors
Price on request

Sydney-based designer Tom Fereday launches 'WES', a new furniture collection inspired by the film director Wes Anderson. With seamless, hand sculpted upholstery and a unique timber frame, the only delineation comes from the softly contrasting piping. Known for his obsessively symmetrical compositions, Wes Anderson is the ideal muse for Fereday's range, as individual chairs can be slotted together in perfectly proportionate combinations.



Le Morandine

Le Morandine's 'V' collection, designed by Sonia Pedrazzini, consists of a series of hand-painted ceramic jars, jugs and vases. The shape of the vessels are inspired by silhouettes from artist Giorgio Morandi's still lifes, while the palette maintains the same matt and chalky appearance seen in his paintings. This pigeon blue vase is handmade by Italian craftspeople and bears a monogram that guarantees its originality.

Available at WallpaperSTORE*



Samuel Accoceberry / Bosc

Artistically inspired by the Basque sculptures of Eduardo Chillida, these chairs boast contemporary contrasting Kvadrat colours. Designed by Paris-based Samuel Accoceberry, the curvaceous, shell like model stands low on the ground on small walnut or oak legs for a carved finish. Manufactured by Bosc, the model is available in a larger sofa form.



From €289

Standing in simple, yet beautifully sleek balance are these lights by Pool, a design collaboration between Léa Padovani and Sébastien Kieffer. Arriving in three different forms, standing, table and wall versions, all of the lights pair with a solid brass cylinder, in copper, graphite and nickel colours. The geometric contrast of thickness against the delicacy of the lighting itself forms an abstractly pleasing visual play. Cleverly, the lights themselves are modern classics but the finishing touch of the glistening canister gives it the artistic edge.


'Ellis' side table


Crafted from magnificent American black walnut inset with opulent brass strips, the Ellis side table showcases modern luxury but with a nod to the traditional. Its slender legs seemingly defy gravity as they support the solidity of the wood, providing a beautiful contrast between the timeless materials. Designed by New York based KGBL who founded in 2009, the table arrives in solid brass, copper, silicon bronze or stainless steel metals with American black walnut or alternatively, fumed white oak.


Twin bookcase

by Lassen
From £795

These shelves are a fine example of the honesty and cleanliness of Scandinavian design that Danish brand by Lassen represents. Fashioned from lacquered steel and laminate, the minimal unit adheres to a monochrome palette of black, white and cool grey, offering up a modern twist on the traditional wooden bookcase. Available with either two or three shelves, it adapts easily to the space available and can be paired for a refined, graphic combination.


The Vertical Daybed

Kristina Dam

Boasting her classic Scandinavian expertise, Kristina Dam presents this seamless and simple daybed. Created from natural patina leather and an oak structure, the organic hues give the piece a heightened sense of quality. Dam works from her studio in Copenhagen, originally starting as a graphic designer; her aesthetic is usually geometric seen in her various illustrations and sculptures. Here Dam displays her true familiarity with furniture which she creates with warmth.


Crystalline vase

Milan Pekar Studio

Designed by Czech porcelain artist Milan Pekar, this vase is the result of a painstaking glazing process. Simple in shape and proportion, the vases are slip casted from porcelain to achieve the cleanest and purest shape possible, before being applied with Pekar's own unique crystal glaze formula and being blasted at various temperatures. The end product is this tall, vibrant blue matt cylindrical vase, which works equally as vessel for flowers as it does as a sculptural piece.

Available at WallpaperSTORE*