2017 in review: the year in 100 pictures

2017 in review: the year in 100 pictures

At Wallpaper* HQ, we do a lot of forward-thinking. With the year drawing to a close, it’s a rare chance to pause, reflect, and celebrate the people, places and things that have rocked our world over the last year. We soon realised it would be near-impossible to whittle down all of the spirit-lifting architecture, design, fashion, art and more, that had inspired us – and you – in 2017. Wallpaper* celebrated 21 years of life-enhancing stuff; launched Precious Index, our new watches and jewellery supplement; hit the global design and art fair circuit, from Milan to Miami, Buenos Aires to Brussels; and went inside Apple Park, just to name a few things. Here, we pick out some of our favourite highlights, all 100 of them...

We kicked the year off with a bang with our annual Design Awards, paying tribute to the high, mighty and monolithic. Buffer than the Oscars, slightly naughtier than the Nobels, the Wallpaper* Design Awards anoints the people, places and particular things of the year. We invited an elite panel to sit in judgement over 11 special award categories – see the competition-crushing podium toppers who stood taller, aimed higher and thought bigger and better than the rest. Pictured, winners of the Best Henge award, including ‘Louxor’ Vase, $950, by Baccarat. ‘Tack’ Console, $5,400, by Uhuru. ‘Relief’ Stone Cabinet, price on request, by Fort Standard. ‘RH geometric Double-Door Cabinet’ in Ash Brown Oak, from $3,195, by Richard Forwood, for Restoration Hardware. ‘Glitch 2’ Desk, $20,895, by Christopher Stuart, from The Future Perfect. Photography: Anthony Cotsifas. Producer: Michael Reynolds

Wallpaper* Design Awards 2017

We went head to head with Jony Ive, who opened up about Apple’s new HQ and the disappearing iPhone. Pictured, the glass fins provide shade from the Californian sun at Apple Park. Foster + Partners and Apple’s design team considered fabric and fibreglass fins before settling on the final design. Photography: Mark Mahaney

Jony Ive on Apple Park

Our platoon of swashbuckling young guns stood to attention in our military-inspired menswear shoot. Pictured, jacket, £1,625; trousers, £310, both by Saint Laurent by Anthony Vaccarello. Shoes, £622, by Pierre Hardy. Socks (worn throughout), £13, by Falke. Belt (vintage, worn throughout), price on request, by Le Vestiare. Photography: Jonathan Frantini. Fashion: Jérôme André. Shot on location at the former Collegio Aeronautico in Forli, Italy

Military detail

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