Wallpaper* Handmade X at Milan Design Week 2019
‘Ten years, 587 projects, 1,085 collaborators… Wallpaper* Handmade has curated and paired some of the finest creative talents and rising stars with the most outstanding makers and manufacturers,’ says Sarah Douglas, Wallpaper* editor-in-chief. ‘For this year’s love-themed exhibition we’ve produced our most imaginative collection of unique creations yet.’
Wallpaper* Handmade is in its tenth year and emotions are running high. So overwhelmingly warm and fuzzy-feeling are we that this anniversary edition is a celebration of love in its infinite variety. Heart-swelling tools, tokens and totems of affection have been co-created by marrying the brightest and best designers, artists and architects with the finest craftsmen, makers and manufacturers.
Let the power of love and mutual admiration light your fire, and prepare to be smitten and seduced by our one-off wonders:
— Elmgreen & Dragset and Georg Jensen’s cellphone slumber pod
— Chan + Eayrs, Sebastian Cox and American Hardwood Export Council’s blushing bar
— Hayon Studio and Caran d’Ache’s pastel people
— Germans Ermičs and Bang & Olufsen’s harmony machine
— Gustavo Martini and Testi’s love seat
— Paul Smith and Mercian’s bicycle ride for two
The exhibition at Milan’s Salone dei Tessuti will also feature desirable denim from key sponsor Isko, uplifting upholstery from Sancal, Lara Bohinc’s celestial rugs for Kasthall, modular magnificence from USM, shapely furnishings from Lato x Lato, MUJI clutter-minimisers, and music by legendary Italian composer Ennio Morricone (listen here).
The full story of each Handmade project, from first contact to finishing touches, will be told in the August issue of Wallpaper*, out 11 July.
Further contributions to Wallpaper* Handmade X come from Alexandra Jefford, Alighieri, Architectural Association, Architectural Titanium, Atelier François Pouenat, Bottega Ghianda, Brdr Krüger, Charles Zana, Charlotte Juillard, Clara Yee, Design Haus Liberty, Douglas Coupland, Fritz Hansen, Globe-Trotter, Guglielmo Poletti, Huguet, Il Marmo, Ilaria Bianchi, John Pomp, Johnston Marklee, Kasper Kjeldgaard, Lanzavecchia + Wai, Lars Beller Fjetland, Layer, Lobmeyr, Marine Julié, Nick Ross, NIO, OEO Studio, Ostens, OTOMOTO, Palmer//Harding, Rückl, Saint Charles Apothecary, Sebastian Alberdi, Skagerak, Smile Plastics, Smythson, Studio Frith, Studio Wieki Somers, Temmer, Teo Yang Studio, Tom of Finland Foundation, Turnbull & Asser, VitrA, Zeitraum and many more. §
Special thanks to: