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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'Blocks'

Andy Martin Studio
£4,800

Australian-born architect Andy Martin creates new iterations of his 2013 'Blocks' range. Realising the resin pieces in new circular table configurations, the sculptural pieces adopt an ethereal quality in hazy yet vibrant hues. Available in frosted or glossy versions, the tables can be appear as visually striking ornaments that effortlessly play with shape and colour.

www.andymartinstudio.com

'Yemen' vase

Ettore Sottsass / Venini
£1.560

This 1998 geometric vase by Ettore Sottsass for Venini possesses all the defining features of the Italian designer's aesthetics. Made up of three separate blown Murano glass pieces in green, black and red, 'Yemen' is not just monumental and architectural, but rich in symbolism too.

Available at WallpaperSTORE*

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'Block' sofa

Mut Design Studio / Missana

Spanish design studio Mut embraces their geometric aesthetic for their seating collection for Missana. Available as sofa or armchair, the compact silhouettes play with modern shapes, pairing bold curved seats with solid cube and rectangular bases. While available in muted grey and beige, it is the contemporary wine red and electric blue that strike us as a statement sculpture in the living space.

TAGS: SEATING

'Kilo TL Nero Portoro' lamp

Kalmar Werkstätten
€990

Kalmar Werkstätten releases another limited edition 'Kilo' design, this time in a darker marble. The Austrian brand's lamp embodies a slim polished nickel stem that contrasts its jet black Nero Portoro marble stand, set with natural golden veins. The base is paired with an impressively large silken shade that further cajoles with the model's balance.

werkstaetten.kalmarlighting.com

'Cloud' Chair

Bart Lens / INDERA
€2600

'Cloud' aims to offer up a contemporary design alternative to the often old fashioned recliner chair. Designed by Belgium studio Bart Lens for Indera, the model provides a unique combination of modern design, pioneering technology and ultimate seating comfort. The playfully curvaceous model is ergonomically adjustable with a folding footrest, and is available in a range of fabric and leather types, with or without electric reclining mechanism.

www.indera.be

'COLUM(N) 3.40' stool

NOVA OBIECTA
€1280

Paris-based design studio and manufacturer Nova Obiecta has released a limited edition 100 units of this organic, handmade side table or stool. The multifaceted pieces, both sourced and produced in France, pose a geometric take on solid cork, and are bound with hand polished copper or brass rings. Nova Obiecta's creations, described as 'sculptural furniture', pay tribute to both Kinetic and Op art movements.

www.novaobiecta.com

BULBS

Caroline Prisse / Lensvelt
€1299

Netherlands-based contract furniture brand Lensvelt presents BULBS, a unique range of hand-blown hanging lights. Designed by Caroline Prisse, the spheres of light are not perfectly round, each lamp sports a concave indent, a quality Prisse argues ‘makes the objects look human’. The pendants are available in six hues of transparent green, yellow, blue and red.

www.lensvelt.nl

Ovo-ovO

Ida Elke
€2552

The functions of Danish designer Ida Elke’s new furniture object Ovo-ovO are secondary to a play with palindromic principles. A palindrome is a sequence that can be read both backwards and forwards. Its name reflects the nature of the sandcast aluminum object itself: turned one way, Ovo-ovO serves as a stool and sidetable, with the other, it can be used as a vessel, vase or bowl.

www.elkeland.dk

Roman 'Holders'

Raffaella Mangiarotti / Atipico
From €65

Raffaella Mangiarotti has reinterpretted Roman classicism with contemporary Italian materials, resulting in this delicate, sculptural tableware range for Atipico. The designer was struck by a catalogue of Roman art that featured a glass vessel with two loop handles, that 'looked like it had been made recently in Murano, and instead was an ancient artifact'. This inspired her looping metal candlesticks, jars, and vases, that use a single strip of golden metal to suspend their glass contents to ethereal effect.

www.atipico.it

'Panthella' mini table lamp

Verner Panton / Louis Poulsen
€375

Louis Poulsen has launched its mini-version of the iconic 'Panthella' lamp, designed by Verner Panton in 1971.Featuring the original semi-spherical lamp and tumpet-shaped foot, Panthella MINI features painted metal shades available in eight striking colours from Verner Panton’s own palette: yellow, orange, pink, red, mauve, blue and two shades of green. In addition, Panthella MINI has three light intensities and cutting-edge LED technology.

www.louispoulsen.com

TAGS: LIGHTING

Sliced Sphere

Frederik Roijé
From €229

This dynamic light from international design studio Frederik Roijé comprises a hollow globe of powder coated steel with a characteristic, diagonal cut through the middle that light atmospherically shines through. Staying true to the firm's graphic style, 'Sliced Sphere' hangs elegantly in a cluster or on its own as a feature pendant. Available in a range of tones including an earthy brick brown and copper green, or a lustrous gold version for a sleeker finish.

www.roije.com

Table Bistrot Garbo40 Ronde

Antonino Sciortino / Serax
£130

Antonino Sciortino's 'Table Bistrot Garbo40 Ronde' for Serax is an apt demonstration of the Milan-based designer's hand with iron. A circular tabletop sits on a triangulated base formed from singular soft iron rods, which collectively cast a unique dancing shadow on their surroundings. Thanks to a vintage finish and simplicity in form, this table offers a sculptural aesthetic that integrates comfortably in a variety spaces.

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'Bowl' table

Mater
£295

Fusing traditional Indian craftsmanship with clean Scandinavian design, Ayush Kasliwal's 'Bowl' table is a smooth amalgamation of two styles that, on paper, aren't supposed to work. In reality, the combination of a sustainably-sourced mango wood tabletop — crafted using techniques of Kharadi, an Indian wood turning community — and the clean silhouette cast by milled hollow steel rod legs, is a success. True to Mater's environmentally-friendly ethos, the table is finished with a lead-free, water-based PU lacquer.

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Diana' B

Konstantin Grcic / Classicon
£427

Formed of sheet metal, powder-coated in a variety of colours, Konstantin Grcic's 2002 ‘Diana’ side tables (available here in two versions) were conceived in the manner of a font character, with careful reworking of each line, angle and radius. ‘The more I worked on this project, the more I realised that even a few simple folds were sufficient to create a beautifully three-dimensional form,’ says Grcic.

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'Secant'

Daniel Rybakken / J Hill's Standard
Price on request

Norwegian designer Daniel Rybakken’s collaboration with Irish glass specialist J Hill’s Standard has resulted in a collection of crystal glass and anodised aluminium lamps that combines delicate craftsmanship with a contemporary edge.

www.jhillsstandard.com

Press floor lamp

Nendo / Lasvit
£539

The glass tube in this floor lamp is pressed as though it has been pinched, lending itself to the name. Designed by Tokyo-based studio Nendo for Bohemian glass specialist Lasvit, it is has been created fully out of smoke-hued glass. The light source is simply placed in the tube’s narrow point, allowing it to appear soft and sculptural.

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'Edi'

Alberto Biagetti / Venini
£1.385

From Alberto Biagetti's 'Edi' collection of lights, this table lamp was conceived and designed as real light bulbs, but with a twist. Here, the filament has been replaced with a piece of sculptural glass constructed from multi-coloured Murano glass canes, which offer soft tones to the LED light.

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'Edouard'

Antonio Citterio / B&B Italia
£5,523

Citterio’s new sofa collection, encompassing armchairs and corner modules, features geometrically sinuous lines, a wide seat and high backrest to enhance comfort and offer ergonomic support. A slight curvature expresses the concept of embrace, but also creates the perfect place for conversation. 

www.bebitalia.com

TAGS: B&B ITALIA

'Theca'

Marcel Wanders / Poliform
Price on request

We are used to a decorative design stance from Marcel Wanders, so we were pleasantly surprised to lay eyes on something more minimal. His ‘Theca’ series is a family of modest, rigorous sideboards with an aesthetic that plays on the contrast between solid and vacant space. Combining opaque and shiny surfaces, transparent volumes and blocky elements, the collection includes low and tall cabinets imagined for drinks and home entertainment. As well as creating an enticing design that includes asymmetrical compositions of fumed glass and elm, Wanders has also developed the cabinets’ interiors to give them a more practical function, equipping them with removable trays, electrically-wired compartments, drawers and bottle holders.

www.poliform.it

Terrace

Sebastian Herkner / Linteloo
Price on request

German designer Sebastian Herkner adds to his collection of designs for Netherlands-based Linteloo's with these abstract ceramic tables. In-between coffee and side table size, the surface area is made up of a puzzle of geometric plates. Each model contains one plate with a refined detailing that resembles a japanese style sushi plate and encourages you to eat straight from the table.

www.linteloo.com

Champ

Visibility / Matter Made
$450

A purely New York venture, these stools were released during design week in a collaboration between Visibility studio and Matter Made. The whimsical frames can be neatly stacked to devise snakes of tubular legs connecting together in the different tones, from neutral black, cream and grey to brighter green and blue. The studio has titled the stool 'Champ' as its frame is reminiscent of a champagne cage shape, here enlarged into its contemporary form that is seamless and lightweight.

www.mattermatters.com

Duetto

Tim Kerp / Pianca Spa
€212

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

www.pianca.com

S222

Linck Ceramics
£398

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*

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T3 bottle

Matteo Thun Atelier
£977

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.

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'Atomic' mirrror

Giovanni Garattoni / Tonelli
€1650

Designed for Italian glass specialist 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.

www.tonellidesign.com

Duplex

MUT Design / Sancal
€567

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 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.

www.sancal.com

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.

www.lacividina.com

Cast brass vase

Thévos Choquet
Price on request

These humble one-flower vases by duo Thévoz 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

thevoz-choquet.com

Totem

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.

www.citco.it

'Originals'

Ercol
£660

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.

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