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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'Alexandra' mirror and drawers

Sebastian Mann / Mannmade London

'Alexandra' is a multifaceted piece of furniture that tends to all bedroom needs. Combining storage space, mirror and a dressing table, the modular structure is a contemporary, space saving solution. Created as part of Sebastian Mann's first foray into furniture, the model nods to his architectural background and is formed in a modern mix of walnut and steel.


Zan Design

Fusing ancient craftsmanship with a modern aesthetic, Zan Design's container offers a seamless bridge between classic and contemporary. Crafted from a mixture of decorative, lead-free enamel, also known as 'Jingtai blue', and grade JIS C1100 copper, the vessel is finished in a high temperature kiln. The result is a linear surface design that blends potent hues of azure with a thick copper base, a multiplicity of textures that is further enhanced by the container's fabric lid.

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'Mirror Box'

Laura Bilde / Woud

Laura Bilde channels her simple Scandinavian style to master the multifaceted qualities of this mirror. The circular model has a geometric friend with it; a clean painted black metal shelf that can accessorise in the bathroom, or bedroom. Created for Danish brand Woud, the 'Mirror Box' plays with a pleasing mix of angles and a stylish dark finish.

'Mix Appeal'

Studio Pepe / Ivano Redaelli
Price on request

This graphic, asymmetric wardrobe, by set design whizkids Studiopepe, is a testament to the creative language of the Milanese duo and their flair for shape and colour. Photography: Paola Pansini


Marcel Wanders / Poliform
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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.

'Precious' cabinet

CTRLZAK / Spazio Pontaccio

A cabinet for safekeeping your most precious possessions, this piece by Italian-Greek duo CTRLZAK is a hybrid between a glass display box and a traditional safe. Created for Spazio Pontaccio, the elegantly designed storage unit features brass details and a fully transparent crystal main body.

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'Shit' pot

The Shit Museum

Made from a variable blend of dry dung, straw, farm waste and clay, Merdacotta is the raw material developed by the experimental Italian Shit Museum, underlining the principles of recycling and rebirth. Here the material has been artfully shaped into a flowerpot and an accompanying saucer that embraces all the aesthetic hallmarks of the Shit brand: simplicity, clean cut lines and rural shapes. Much lighter and robust than traditional terracotta, the odourless Merdacotta is distinguished by its rough surface, here stamped with the museum's logo.

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Norm Architects / ex.t
€ 1,679

Norm Architects were inspired by mid 20th century Danish furniture for their second collection for Florence-based bathroom brand ex.t. As its name suggests,'Frame' is made up of different steel structures that can be wall mounted or freestanding to neatly double as shelving with a discreet sink situated among the modular lines. The refined and multifaceted jet black structures mix Nordic and Italian influences and were released at Salone del Mobile alongside 'Rest,' a set of matching cushioned stools to relax on.


Kensaku Oshiro and Marc Krusin / Glas Italia

Designed by Kensaku Oshiro and Marc Krusin, the 'Transfix' display and storage unit may also be used as a means to divide and screen spaces. Crafted from slabs of tempered 8mm thick transparent extra-light glass, this extremely versatile piece appears to float in the air, a quality that allows it to seamlessly slot into any environment.

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'Homage to Faberge'

Utopia & Utility

A two-part sculpture that can be separated into two containers, Utopia & Utility's 'Homage to Faberge' vase playfully emulates the silhouette of an egg. Comprising a spun solid brass bowl and a red hand-blown Bohemian glass bowl, the vase — which was designed in 2013 — can be used as two separate items when detached.

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Ania Pauser / Klong

Swedish design firm Klong has teamed up with frequent contributor Ania Pauser for 'Kottla,' a striking, marble-topped sideboard. Inspired by intarsia, an elaborate form of marquetry using inlays in wood, the MDF frame is encased with stained ash wood slats, creating a graphic, textural pattern along the doors. Kottla is also available in a cool white hue.

Santa Clara

Caterina Moretti / Peca
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In a trend pleasing combination of marble and copper arrives the Santa Clara organiser. The multifunctional geometrical pieces are the work of Mexican design studio Peca. Established in 2007, the Guadalajara-based company works with natural, local materials and designers, including Caterina Moretti. Taking its name from the Santa Clara del Cobre, the birthplace of the Mexican tradition of coppersmiths, the sculptural piece can make itself at home in a study space, all the way to the kitchen.



Studio Kunsik
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Protruding out of the wall, this cabinet converts traditional cabinetry into abstract contemptorary furniture. Designed by Korean-born Choi Kunsik who currently resides in Sweden, the unusual storage system is made from 589 pieces of pear, maple and wenge wood. The structure closes to form a perfectly cubed shape and opens as if into a dolls house. Inside we find hidden compartments and the front flap unfolding into a compact desk.


Karl Andersson & Söner / Kaschkasch
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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.

Wood kitchen cabinet

Studio Benedini Associati / Key Cucine & Agape12
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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.


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.

Collection 22 Trolley

Studio Dessuant Bone
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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.

Vision boxes

April and May / Pastoe

Dutch furniture brand Pastoe has collaborated with stylists April and May to design these modular display cases. Architecturally created so to be part of the room, each cabinet is comprised of a vertical collection of boxes, a small draw for hidden storage space and a viewing display box. The touch-door opening allows the piece to be streamlined and minimalist, and the use of textural, dark coloured materials adds an hint of elegance. Photography: Wendy van Woudenberg


Thévoz-Choquet / Bloc Studios

Presented in 2015 as part of Marmo Domestico, the very first collection of objects by Bloc Studio, the Mario container is made out of white Arabescato marble and black marquinia. Realised by design duo Thévoz-Choquet (CH), the piece’s simple, clean shape lets its fine materials take centre stage.

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Enrico Tonucci / Schönbuch

This reissue wall mounted coat rail has been given a contemporary new finish of smoked glass for the shelf and brass for coat hanger. Presented by German entrance-hall specialists Schönbuch and initially designed in 1980 by Italian designer Enrico Tonucci, the simple piece encompasses a sense of luxury minimalism. As the namesake suggests, the rail gives the impression of floating in mid-air, thanks to the hidden rear hook, allowing for streamlined edges which deliberately lack embellishment.



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.

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Square System

Joe Colombo / Karakter Copenhagen
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Designed by Joe Colombo and made for lifestyle brand Karakter Copenhagen, this piece is clearly described as 'multifaceted and versatile' due to its various modules which can be pieced together to make everything from large shelving to a small coffee table. The design for each module narrates a functional simplicity evoked in many of Colombo's shapes and styles, here it is updated from its previous plastic form to present something even more refined in shiny and sturdy aluminium.

Vivlio Shelf System

Margrethe Odgaard and Christina Liljenberg Halstrøm / Skagerak
From £219

Furniture designer Margrethe Odgaard and textiles expert Christina Liljenberg Halstrøm have joined forces to create Vivlio: the shelf system of dualities. Made for Danish furniture brand Skagerak, the model lacks a forth side allowing for flexible positioning around the room as the wall itself can act like a forth edge for the piece. In line with the simple and Scandinavian aesthetic, the colour scheme is muted, the ash-wood piece is available in light blue, black, or original ash. Mix and match with its sturdy steel frame, available in black, grey, and cinnamon brown. The individual colour selection and design flexibility allows for us to create our own vision with the form.

Rhino Tower Shelf

Chen Chen & Kai Williams

This robust shelving system is bought together by polyurethane over wood and powder coated steel to produce its rough plaster-like brutal form. Aptly named 'Rhino,' the heavy sculptural unit was designed New York based Chen Chen & Kai Williams who founded in 2011 after graduating from Pratt Institute. Taking an abstract artwork form, the 'tower' of plates are connected by thick pieces of wood while the base intriguingly sits on two animalistic small legs facing the opposite direction.

Belt Ladder and Hanging Rack

Jessica Nebel / H Furniture
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Minimalist leather straps join together this furniture duo by Munich-based Jessica Nebel. Existing in neutral tones of nude leather and soft oak, the ladder can be both a shoe rack or clothes shelf and the hanging rack is easily attached by two screws and can be folded away when not in use. The set has been created for British manufacturers H furniture and was initially released during Salone Del Mobile this year as part of the H Collection.


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Part of the 'Arcadia' range from the Italian bathroom brand Cielo, this freestanding sink and mathcing shelf typifies the brand's playful contemporary style. After recently introducing colour into their range at ISH earlier this year, Cielo have created a space-saving cylinder for their Tiberino cabinet that is available in two-tone colour ranges with the brand lacquer 'Terre di Cielo.'

‘Bak’ valet stand

Ferruccio Laviani / Frag

Ferruccio Laviani’s ‘Bak’ series created for Italian company Frag is an exercise in lightness, with this valet stand proving a shining example. The Milan-based designer’s stand is also a lesson in ratio and proportion, built within a simple rectangular frame that supports a pivoting mirror, space for hangers, and a series of round trays. The geometric composition is made of brushed or coated steel, with leather details on the mirror frame and tray tops. Laviani’s collection also includes a bench, square and circular tables, as well as a sideboard and a cupboard, available upholstered in leather.

'Clerk’ umbrella stand

Jader Almeida / Sollos

Brazilian designer Jader Almeida has expanded his range of products for dynamic young Portuguese brand Sollos with a series of metal pieces, including this brass and marble umbrella stand. Its simple silhouette is enriched with Almeida’s signature clever detailing, and the stand affirms the designer’s ability to work with familiar shapes and materials to produce uplifting alternatives
to mundane items.

‘YOROI’ secretaire

Alessandro Masturzo / De Castelli

Taking its cue from the lacquered plates found on samurai armour, Italian designer Alessandro Masturzo’s ‘Yoroi’ secretaire makes great use of De Castelli’s metal savoir-faire. The piece’s natural oak frame is dressed in sheets of iron and copper in different finishes, concealing three drawers and two side cupboards. And despite its martial inspiration, the resulting design is an elegant and harmonious offering.

'ZigZag' bookcase

Konstantin Grcic / Driade

Back in 1996, Konstantin Grcic created a zigzag-shaped structural shelving unit for Driade. Now, almost 20 years later, the range has been updated and relaunched in a palette of new colours for the metal work (black, white, bronze and polished stainless steel) complemented by two kinds of wooden shelves in oak and American walnut. The simple modular shelf design can also be accessorised with clip-on bookends in matching colours. Available in two heights, the bookcase can be assembled without the aid of any tools.