Best Curves: Wallpaper* Design Awards 2021

We look to the shape of things to come with these sculptural interior pieces; all winners in the Wallpaper* Design Awards 2021

Digital image showing a living area with sofa, chair, and matching coffee and side tables
Artwork: Charlotte Taylor and Joe Mortell
(Image credit: Artwork: Charlotte Taylor and Joe Mortell)

‘Beosound Balance’ Speaker

Beosound Balance Gold

Beosound Balance’ speaker, £1,750, by Benjamin Hubert, for Bang & Olufsen

(Image credit: Bang & Olufsen)

Scandinavian minimalism meets superior sound quality in Benjamin Hubert’s tactile wireless speaker for Bang & Olufsen.

‘Bold Living' Cabinet

Black and white striped cabinet

‘Bold Living’ cabinet, €14,600, by Elisa Giovannoni, for Ghidini 1961

(Image credit: Ghidini 1961)

Elisa Giovannoni’s low cabinet for Ghidini 1961 makes a strikingly sleek statement piece.

‘Bonfire' lamps

Curved molten crystal with an LED light

‘Bonfire’ table lamps, from £650, by Studiopepe, for Gallotti & Radice

(Image credit: Gallotti & Radice)

Made of curved molten crystal, with a silk cable, Studiopepe’s LED lamps for Gallotti & Radice come in four muted colours.

‘Le Club' armchair

Three armchairs in dark grey, brown and cream

‘Le Club’ armchair, price on request, by Jean-Marie Massaud, for Poliform

(Image credit: Poliform)

Jean-Marie Massaud’s modern interpretation of the club chair for Poliform is a voluminous vision.

‘Louisa' tables

Three wooden tables with offset tabletop

‘Louisa’ tables, prices on request, by Vincent Van Duysen, for Molteni & C

(Image credit: Molteni & C)

The cantilevered, tray-like tops of Vincent Van Duysen’s contemporary table collection for Molteni & C allow for striking layered compositions

‘Admeto' table

Table with a round smoked glass top with striped marble and steel legs

‘Admeto’ coffee table, €8,532, by Marco Piva, for Visionnaire

(Image credit: Visionnaire)

Marco Piva’s sculptural coffee table for Visionnaire dovetails a round smoked glass top with striped marble and steel legs.

‘Mattia' sofa

Patterned sofa with a tubular back and steel legs

‘Mattia’ sofa, price on request, by Rodolfo Dordoni, for Minotti

(Image credit: Minotti)

With its tubular backrest and flat steel legs, Rodolfo Dordoni’s sofa for Minotti channels 1970s vibes with a contemporary elegance.

‘Hashira' pendant

Hanging lights in the form of Japanese paper lanterns

‘Hashira’ pendant, £1,340, by Norm Architects, for Menu

(Image credit: Menu)

A fusion of East and West, Norm Architects’ cluster of column-like lamps for Menu is a Nordic take on traditional Japanese paper lanterns.

Rosa Bertoli was born in Udine, Italy, and now lives in London. Since 2014, she has been the Design Editor of Wallpaper*, where she oversees design content for the print and online editions, as well as special editorial projects. Through her role at Wallpaper*, she has written extensively about all areas of design. Rosa has been speaker and moderator for various design talks and conferences including London Craft Week, Maison & Objet, The Italian Cultural Institute (London), Clippings, Zaha Hadid Design, Kartell and Frieze Art Fair. Rosa has been on judging panels for the Chart Architecture Award, the Dutch Design Awards and the DesignGuild Marks. She has written for numerous English and Italian language publications, and worked as a content and communication consultant for fashion and design brands.