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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Products / Seating and Beds

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‘Pita’ daybed

Alejandra Carmona and Caterina Moretti / Peca
Price on request

Mexican design studio Peca has launched its first daybed design ‘Pita’. The name derives from a traditional embroidery technique called piteado, which resembles fallen rain, and is featured on the cylindrical leather cushion. The daybed's frame is made from wood-turned solid oak with playful modular cushions upholstered in a grayscale palette of fabrics.

www.peca.com.mx

'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

'Pippa'

RDAI / Hermès
£14,000

The luxurious modular daybed, with ‘Meridienne’ mattress, from Rena Dumas’ design studio, features 15 removeable cushions in fawn bull calf, supported by a maple structure.

www.hermes.com

TAGS: HERMÈS

Benedetto

Michele De Lucchi / Produzione Privata
£799

The minimal, round Benedetto table is a creation of famed Italian designer Michele De Lucchi for Produzione Privata. The solid oak piece is hand-treated with natural oil, in order to preserve the wood’s original character. It is created in the specialist carpentry workshop of Riva 1920 in Cantù, Italy.

Available at WallpaperSTORE*

www.store.wallpaper.com

TAGS: ITALY

The Vertical Daybed

Kristina Dam
€420

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.

www.kristinadam.dk

Grid

Pool / Petite Friture
€2,950.00

French design collective Petite Friture have collaborated with Léa Padovani and Sébastien Kieffer of Pool design studio to create 'Grid' - an assortment of modular shapes. The walnut semi-circular tablet, cylinder leather cushions and square cotton cushions are all multifunctional and moveable on the wooden and steel base. A geometric puzzle which also plays with colour in subtle greys and warmer tones, 'Grid' exists as a daybed, sofa and coffee table.

www.petitefriture.com

'Blow' daybed

Emanuele Magini / Gufram

Experts in Radical Design, Italian furniture brand Gufram have been creating pop art pieces since they were founded in the 1960s. This summer they have released 'Blow' – an avant-garde outdoor lounger channelling a 1970s inflatable pool mattress. Designed by Emanuele Magini, the playful piece appears as a floating lilo on tubular aluminium legs and uses polyurethane foam to create its curvaceous blow-up shape. The retro lounger is then lined with Kvadrat fabric in two evocative colours – navy blue with bright red piping or a more subtle grey that is brightened up with sunny yellow piping.

www.gufram.it

'Nonno' rocker

Jeannett Højer
Price on request

The classic hammock meets Hans Wegner's 'Circle Chair' in Danish designer Jeannett Højer's rocking daybed. The elegant piece, whose name means 'grandfather' in Italian, marries a classic silhouette to a contemporary expression of the daybed.

www.jeannetthoejer.dk

'Marcel' sofa

Charamonte-Marin / Emu
€440

If you detect a hint of the nautical in the fluid curves and metal tubes striped along the back of this sofa, you're not far off the mark. Named after a French navigator Marcel Junot, the Marcel is a flexible modular sofa that can stretch or contract according the size of your party. Its solid laser-cut steel form and all white colour palette are meant to evoke the parapet of an ocean liner, only instead of eyeing the distant horizon, you'll be scrutinising late arrivals to your party.

www.emu.it

'Rive Droite' sofa

Christophe Pillet / Ceccotti Collezioni
€10,470

It's rare to find a completely straight line in Christophe Pillet's designs, and when you do find one, it's placed at such an angle as to create the sensation of a curve. His Rive Droite sofa, which is also designed with an accompanying armchair, looks so light in its slender American walnut frame, you almost think it would float off were it not for the weight of its fabric clad cushions (a leather option is also available). A striking addition to any living room.

'Pallet' sofa

Piero Lissoni / Matteo Grassi
€6,907

Easy on the eye and invitingly comfortable, the Pallet stretches out in a languid L-shape, making it particularly perfect for a loft space, though an outdoor version, made of weather resistant material, is also available for the terrace. The comfort factor is ramped up with extra thick and plush cushions that are filled with double layer padding and then clad in cotton canvas with a feather mix back cushion padding. The sofa is contained within a frame made of raw larch and essentially comprises two two-seaters separated by an expansive gap at the joint. This creates handy pockets of space for different splinter groups to form at your party.

www.matteograssi.it

'Jensen' Armchair

Rodolfo Dordoni / Minotti
£3,315

It's no secret that a comfortable chair makes or breaks a room. After all, nothing says unwelcoming more than a stiff seat that has all the wrong angles. Which is why Rodolfo Dordoni's 'Jensen' series for Minotti ticks all our boxes. These armchairs come in a variety of designs and are not only good looking, they're also incredibly comfy. The secret is in the upholstery. First, the form-fitting structure of metal and flexible rubber moulds around the body in all the right places. Secondly, the cushioning is made from goose down padding and high density foam. Meanwhile, the triangular base is made of glossy die-cast aluminium and scratch proof rubber glides to protect your floors. And when it's time to make-over your living room, the Jensen's cover slips right off, ready for its new fabric swatch.

www.minotti.com

'Beverly' Chair

Antonio Citterio / B&B Italia
£3,975

B&B Italia has always played a strong hand when it comes to chairs and this year it lined up the aces once again. As in previous years, B&B have worked with a star-studded collective of designers including Patricia Urquiola and Oscar Buratti. We're sitting especially pretty on the Beverly, its latest collaboration with Antonio Citterio. The Italian architect's fondness for mixing soft curves with masculine lines is particularly evident in the chair's foldable aluminium alloy frame. The seat and back are swathed in a variety of material -- sheepskin being our favoured covers -- while the backrests can adjust to two different heights making the 'Beverly' a serious study in stylish comfort.

www.bebitalia.it

'Tom & Jerry' Stools

Konstantic Grcic / Magis
price on application

We sometimes wonder just when the insanely prolific Konstantin Grcic finds the time to sleep. But as long as he keeps producing arresting pieces like this pair of three-legged beauties, we're not complaining. Riffing off the humble workshop stool, Grcic has moulded three strips of plain solid beech around a boldly coloured plastic swivel screw. The stools feature two different heights (hence, the moniker). These, in turn, are adjustable depending on the occasion and the need. Just be sure to grab the higher ground, as it were, and show who's the boss during one of those politically charged office conversations.

www.magisdesign.com

'Tivan' dining chair

Arik Levy / Molteni & C Dada
£1,764

Such was the enthusiasm that greeted Arik Levy's Breva dining chair last year that he went back to the drawing board to finesse the design. The result is the Tivan, the Breva redux, this time with fluted armrests while retaining the handsome sturdiness of the original. This is a chair that encourages you to linger at the dining table long after the post-prandial cocktails have been served. Comfort is the key here - the frame is made from a mix of oak, American walnut and hi-tech plastic, the latter artfully hidden beneath a sheath of fine grained leather, while soft saddle ladder is moulded onto the seat.

www.molteni.it

'Sveva' bed

Odoardo Fioravanti / Flou
Price on request

Despite its girth, the Sveva bed manages the difficult trick of appearing inconspicuous. Thanks to thin supporting legs and even thinner radiating wooden spindles on the headboard, the solid ash frame almost seems to hover over the floor. A separate side table and mirror complete the ensemble. Milan-based designer Odoardo Fioranvanti says he was inspired, especially in the headboard, by traditional Scandinavian seats and there is, indeed, a restful quality about the bed's sturdy profile -- not a bad feature, we think, to have for a bed.

http://www.flou.it