Wallpaper* Handmade X at Milan Design Week 2019

Installation view of Wallpaper* Handmade X featuring wine red walls with Wallpaper* Handmade branding, a white curved structure with silver pieces on top and an illuminated 'X' in the distance
Installation view of Wallpaper* Handmade X.
(Image credit: Photography: Alberto Strada / Wallpaper* Handmade X)

‘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

Image with a blue background, white Wallpaper* Handmade branding and text that says "Wallpaper* Handmade with love"

(Image credit: press)

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:

Exhibition design: DWA Design Studio
Sound partner: Bang & Olufsen
Lighting partner: ERCO
Material partner: Arpa 


Opening times
9 April, 12–4pm
10–13 April, 10am–6pm

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Wallpaper* Handmade X
Salone dei Tessuti
via San Gregorio 29


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.