a bold lipstick and scarf

Beauty

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Vanity set
Larke Optics and Frank

From a vanity set in luminous acetate to a bold lipstick and scarf, there’s beauty in this bespoke set. Inspired by the French ivory vanity sets that were de rigueur during the late 19th century, Larke Optics and Frank have created a modern-day dresser set which comprises a hand mirror, three accessory trays, a lidded box and a vase. Made from Larke’s signature luminous acetates, each piece has been crafted using the tools and techniques of spectacle production.

Larke Optics
A spectacle wearer since childhood, Laura Nicholson launched her company Larke Optics in 2013. Backed by a keen eye for craftsmanship and individuality, Larke’s bold, architectural frames are handmade in England from finely patterned Italian acetate. www.larkeoptics.com

Frank
Frank is a London design studio run by Pam West and Matt Edmonds. Since launching in 2001, it has enjoyed an ongoing partnership with Established & Sons, designing its ‘M5’ table, ‘Corona’ lamp and the ‘Store’ vessels. The studio also designs captivating retail interiors and exhibitions. www.frankhome.co.uk

Maiden Voyage Lipstick And Scarf

Beauty

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'Maiden Voyage' lipstick and scarf
Linder and Lipstick Queen

Inspired by her travels, ‘Maiden Voyage’ is artist Linder’s take on lipstick. ‘I’m leading a nomadic existence at the moment, with a feeling of being permanently en voyage,’ she explains. She has certainly explored the colour spectrum thanks to the savoir-faire of beauty brand Lipstick Queen. Linder has also designed an elegant scarf, featuring her own artwork, to match the bold lipstick.

Linder
British visual artist Linder has mastered the art of collage over three decades of experimenting with two-dimensional and three-dimensional forms as well as light, music and textiles. Her striking compositions feature the female body and traditional ideas of beauty borrowed from both contemporary culture and fine art.

Lipstick Queen
Entrepreneur Poppy King founded Lipstick Queen aged 18, when she failed to find a lipstick to her liking. Developing it into a brand that strives to answer women’s quest to find the lipstick of a lifetime, King has, 20 years on, created a colour library that covers both the classic and the unexpected. www.lipstickqueen.com

Vanity Clutch

Beauty

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Vanity clutch
Salako and Isaac Reina

With the organisational capabilities of a well ordered beauty bag and the sleek looks of a clutch, this dual-purpose concept by Jimo Salako makes a stylish travelling companion. Realised in collaboration with Isaac Reina in soft navy leather, the bag’s simple construction lends it a sophisticated edge. Its discreet form has room to hold grooming essentials, while functional details such as a magnetic closing and removable elastic grips inside add to its practicality.

Salako
Hair stylist Jimo Salako has worked for a host of fashion brands including Comme des Garçons, Fendi and Stella McCartney, as well as a plethora of magazines. In 2013, he expanded his reach by opening the Salako salon in London, offering his legendary haircuts to a wider public. His sculptural creations were recently seen at New York’s MoMA as part of a Björk retrospective. www.salakolondon.com

Isaac Reina
Spanish-born Isaac Reina established his eponymous leather goods brand in Paris in 2006. With a background in architecture and fashion (and previous experience as the design assistant to Véronique Nichanian, Hermès’ menswear director), Reina approaches his product work with formal simplicity, attention to detail and a remarkable colour sensibility. www.isaacreina.com

nail jobs

Beauty

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‘Nail me!’ nail jobs
Philippe Malouin, Kenzo, Wallpaper* and Nails Inc.

With our unique new nail bar up and running we turned to friends Philippe Malouin and Kenzo to contribute the ultimate nail job. And we couldn't resist adding our own colour, Wallpaper* Blue, to this grooming fest. Developed with paper expert James Cropper, it has become our signature shade. Powered by Nails Inc., this trio of nail jobs explores our passion for colour, material and good design. 

Philippe Malouin 
Its speckled surface mimicking a Milanese floor, Philippe Malouin's terrazzo-print nail appliqué combines marble and granite crumbs over a cement base. www.philippemalouin.com 

Kenzo
With a nod to Kenzo's S/S 2015 menswear collection, Humberto Leon and Carol Lim's nail features dynamic stripes – a miniature version of the Kenzo universe. www.kenzo.com

Nails Inc. 
Inspired by the nail bars of New York, Thea Green founded Nails Inc. in 1999 in London. It offers a vast palette, exclusive colours, and pattern collaborations. www.nailsinc.com

Side Table

Design

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Side table
Aldo Bakker and De Castelli

The brief for Aldo Bakker’s Handmade project was loose – it just had to fit with this year’s entertaining theme. With metal handcrafting specialist De Castelli, he moulded a single sheet of brass into a table with the perfect proportions for handling an espresso and some biscotti.

Aldo Bakker
Bakker sketches first, then finds a function afterwards. Many of his pieces are produced for galleries, but some have found their place in the collections of Georg Jensen, Puiforcat and Sèvres. www.aldobakker.com

De Castelli
A host of high profile designers – including Michele de Lucchi, Philippe Nigro and Aldo Cibic – have sought out De Castelli’s advanced metal handcrafting skills to produce pieces under the De Castelli Edition brand. www.decastelli.com

Fruit bowl

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Fruit bowl
Studio Zanini and Villa della Pietra

Referencing Brazilian modernist architecture, designer Zanini de Zanine chose to forgo the traditional fruit bowl shape for a flat, tray-like surface with a small sunken section. Carved from Armani marble, the resulting piece will turn even a humble bunch of bananas or row of apples into a domestic sculpture.

Studio Zanini
Born in Rio de Janeiro, Zanini de Zanine spent his formative years working with Sergio Rodrigues. Recently named Maison&Objet Americas Designer of the Year, Zanini produces furniture for his own studio, as well as for global brands such as Cappellini. www.studiozanini.com.br

Villa della Pietra
Brazilian stone supplier Villa della Pietra, based near São Paulo, specialises in natural materials, such as limestone and marble, for use in residential projects, as well as in the production of smaller designs, such as elegant vases. www.villadellapietra.com.br

Spoon set

Design

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Spoon set
David Collins Studio and Cutipol

Inspired by his personal collection of vintage cutlery, Simon Rawlings, creative director of David Collins Studio, devised this spoon set, appropriate for cheese, oysters, eggs, caviar, sorbet and soup. Using Cutipol’s Goa range as a starting point, the handles feature the studio’s signature blue shade.

David Collins Studio
The David Collins Studio is renowned for its sophisticated interiors of restaurants, bars, stores and private homes. The studio is now led by Simon Rawlings. www.davidcollins.com

Cutipol
Portuguese family-owned firm Cutipol makes beautifully handcrafted cutlery, combining a spirit of innovation with the preservation of traditional manufacturing techniques. www.cutipol.pt

Table Dressing

Design

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'Table Dressing’ off-site installation
Brioni and Lobmeyr

When designing this year’s A/W collection for Brioni, creative director Brendan Mullane had turned to Vienna’s Spanish Riding School and the Wiener Werkstätte for inspiration. In response to this Austrian influence, we worked with Mullane alongside celebrated Viennese glassmaker Lobmeyr to honour the country’s aesthetic heritage. The result of our creative conversation was a striking table, taking centre stage in the courtyard, which featured six tabletop guests – miniature mannequins created especially by Brioni – outfitted in replicas from the Brioni collection, which had been reproduced in painstaking detail by Brioni’s master tailors at its Penne factory. Our dinner party also included six full-size Brioni-clad mannequins. www.brioni.com; www.lobmeyr.at 

drinks-menu magnifier

Design

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‘Naja’ drinks-menu magnifier
Ron Arad, Smith & Harris and Louisa Guinness

Ron Arad’s playful ‘Naja’ magnifying glass is an evolution of the classic monocle. Developed in collaboration with metalworker Smith & Harris and jewellery gallerist Louisa Guinness, the serpentine gold tube design is named after the Naja cobra.

Ron Arad
Arad’s work spans large-scale buildings and iconic product design. Recent accolades include becoming a Royal Academician in 2013. www.ronarad.co.uk

Smith & Harris
Silversmith Dennis Smith and jeweller Gareth Harris launched their company in 1980, producing metalwork that ranges from large sculptural objects to fine jewellery. www.smithandharris.com

Louisa Guinness
Guinness works with artists such as Anish Kapoor and Grayson Perry to develop pieces that merge artistic fair with fine silversmithing. www.louisaguinnessgallery.com

Magnify on a Stick

Design

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‘Magnify on a Stick’ food-menu magnifier
Lindberg and Ludwig Reiter

We don’t need help reading our dinner menus (yet), but we would be delighted to flourish this ‘Magnify on a Stick’ magnifying glass – composed of a black-coated, rose-gold stick and an anaconda leather wristband – at any table.

Lindberg
Danish design tradition and technical innovation meet in Lindberg’s eyewear, handcrafted using carefully sourced materials. www.lindberg.com

Ludwig Reiter
This family-run shoe manufacturer has been handcrafting Goodyear welted shoes and fine leather goods from its Vienna base since 1885. www.ludwig-reiter.com

Bike flask

Design

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Bike flask
Yorgo Tloupas and Martell

The invention of designer and keen cyclist Yorgo Tloupas combines a water flask with a compartment for a post-ride celebratory drink. Working with cognac maker Martell’s style director, Axelle de Buffevent, he designed the water section in steel and, for the cognac, a screw-in glass base. The cap is attached with a leather tab, and the whole clips into a standard bike bottle clasp: shown here on a chrome frame by bespoke bike maker Heritage-Paris. www.heritage-paris.com

Yorgo Tloupas
Paris-based Tloupas is an art director who co-founded the studio Yorgo&Co in 2011. An avid snowboarder and biker, he has combined art direction for the likes of Cartier, Lacoste, Saint Laurent and Intersection Magazine (which he co-founded) with championship-level bike polo and co-ownership of ski firm Black Crows. He recently spent time in the Martell archives researching a logo redesign. www.yorgo.co

Martell
French cognac house Martell celebrates its 300th anniversary this year and is honouring the landmark with exclusive editions, artist collaborations and celebratory dinners. Also for the occasion, style director Axelle de Buffevent, who is behind the brand’s more adventurous artistic collaborations, has worked with Yorgo Tloupas to redesign the Martell logo and its emblematic swallow. www.martell.com

Crossword

Design

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Crossword
Julia and Smythson

For our Handmade show in Salone, we decided to create a puzzle that visitors could take on and conquer, so we matched stationery brand Smythson with Julia, a design practice known for its playful use of type. Smythson created the puzzle’s cover based on its iconic Nile Blue Panama diary, while Julia designed the grid, creating patterns inspired by the likes of the Memphis Group, the Bauhaus, Frank Lloyd Wright and Oscar Niemeyer.

Julia
We have a longstanding relationship with Julia, founded in London in 2008 by Valerio Di Lucente, Erwan Lhuissier and Hugo Timm. The studio brings together graphic and spatial design, collaborating with clients from both the cultural and commercial sectors on a broad range of projects, including typefaces, books, magazines, exhibitions, posters, websites and identities. www.julia.uk.com

Smythson
Established in 1887, Smythson is a leading maker of British luxury leather goods. In 1908, Frank Smythson invented the world’s first practical, portable diary, known for its cross-grain leather and featherweight paper; the brand is now internationally renowned for its timeless style, and each piece bears Smythson’s trademark exquisite craftsmanship. www.smythson.com

Honeycomb

Design

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'Honeycomb’ shades/dividers
Rich Brilliant Willing

Inspired by the transformative qualities of light, New York lighting specialist Rich Brilliant Willing has created a series of sculptural dividers to help set the right mood on any table. The pieces, which are made from perforated, powder-coated metal panels in honey-toned hues, can be shaped around a candle, or other source, so that light playfully peeks through. Subtle folds ensure each sculpture can stand on its own.

Rich Brilliant Willing
Founded in 2007 by design graduates Theo Richardson, Charles Brill and Alexander Williams, this specialist lighting design firm manufactures all its own fixtures and has an exhaustive catalogue suitable for home and work. www.richbrilliantwilling.com

‘Spring' scissors

Design

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‘Spring' scissors
Lex Pott and Nomess Copenhagen

Inspired by traditional Japanese cutting instruments, Dutch designer Lex Pott and Danish brand Nomess Copenhagen created these sculptural scissors out of a single piece of metal, bent into a spring to create tension for the flattened blades. Best of all, they make the cut for both left- and right-handed people. Available at WallpaperSTORE*

Lex Pott
A Design Academy Eindhoven graduate, Pott works largely with wood, stone and metal in his studio in a former shipyard in Amsterdam. www.lexpott.nl

Nomess Copenhagen
Founded in 2007, Nomess brings blissful order to our living spaces with its functional and aesthetic products. www.nomess.dk

Water pitcher

Design

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Water pitcher
Jason Miller and Bosa

Stemming from Brooklyn-based designer Jason Miller’s experimental combinations of ceramic with other materials, this pitcher’s graceful shape is complemented by the addition of a robust brass handle attached with twine. Both masculine and soft, this expressive collage of materials is a tough combination to beat. Available at WallpaperSTORE*

Jason Miller
Jason Miller founded his design studio in 2001. He is also the creative director and founder of lighting company Roll & Hill. www.jasonmiller.us

Bosa
Based in the Venetian countryside, this family-run company has made a name for itself with its adventurous spirit and exciting collaborations. www.bosatrade.com

Bed table

Design

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Bed table
Muller Van Severen and Alma

Seeking an upgrade for our bedside table, we turned to design studio Muller Van Severen and leather expert Alma. With its minimalist lines and welcome splash of colour, Muller Van Severen’s table slides smartly over the bed, provides a home for your latest copy of Wallpaper* and features an iPad stand. Alma’s bespoke caramel hide creates a hanging compartment and tabletop, making our bed a place to eat, work, play and entertain.

Muller Van Severen
Photographer Fien Muller and sculptor Hannes Van Severen formed their studio in 2011. Based in Belgium, the pair’s artistic backgrounds inspire their furniture collections, which sit somewhere between design and art, and are known for their wit. www.mullervanseveren.be

Alma
Alma crafts quality leather in its east London workshop. Established in 1938, it initially catered to the fashion industry, but has since stretched into interior design and furnishing with its bespoke range of leathers, as well as its own furniture, accessories and bags. www.alma1938.com

Flatpack greenhouse

Design

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Flatpack greenhouse
Jonas Wagell and Kettal

Swedish architect and designer Jonas Wagell specialises in compact, modular creations and this greenhouse is no exception. Designed in collaboration with Kettal, it has been conceived with aesthetics, functionality and sustainability in mind. Metal shelves, held together by thin steel rods in a planter-shaped base, can easily be turned into a small greenhouse thanks to an acrylic roof featuring a windproof polyester curtain.

Jonas Wagell
Stockholm-based Wagell is known for designs that are both playful and intelligent. Working on a range of scales, from private homes and prefab houses to lighting and tableware, his design philosophy favours functionality and simplicity over styling and swagger. His clients include companies such as Normann Copenhagen and Muuto. www.jonaswagell.se

Kettal
Founded by Manuel Alorda in 1966, Kettal is a family-run business specialising in design-led outdoor furniture. Each item is manufactured in its plant in the coastal town of El Vendrell, 45km from its HQ in Barcelona. In recent years, Kettal has embraced sustainability, with all of its furniture produced ecologically, using sustainable wood, and being recyclable. www.kettal.com

slender hourglass

Design

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‘Hygge’ serving board
Koichi Futatsumata and Skagen

Named after the Danish word for the cosy atmosphere of a friendly gathering, this Japanese cypress tray with brass legs is fitted with a slender hourglass in honour of Skagen’s timepiece portfolio. The board can be used to display anything from cheese or meat to fruit or cake, to be savoured at a leisurely pace. 

Koichi Futatsumata
Designer Koichi Futatsumata (who heads the Case-Real studio) offers a minimalist approach to objects and spaces, and has applied his discreet touch to furniture and electrics, for both large manufacturers and niche brands. www.futatsumata.com

Skagen
Style meets simplicity in Danish label Skagen, founded in 1989. A brand inspired by (and named after) a small fishing village and its craft culture, its offer ranges from jewellery and watches to leather and homewares. www.skagen.com

Food warmer

Design

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Food warmer
Garth Roberts and Segno Italiano

Taking cues from the classic Dutch oven and open-fame camping stove, Garth Roberts’ seemingly rudimentary food warmer design is transformed by the use of noble materials – hammered copper and marble – beautifully crafted by some of Segno Italiano’s network of Italian artisans. The attention to detail is clear in the matching spoon and rest. Available at WallpaperSTORE*

Garth Roberts
Canadian designer Garth Roberts is known for adding value to simple concepts with his fine sensitivity to proportion and balance. Working in the fields of product design and creative direction, he has created furniture for clients such as Glas Italia and Casamania. www.garthglobal.com

Segno Italiano
Marketing quality Italian artisan products internationally, from ceramics to copper cookware, Segno Italiano acts as a commercial agent, an editor of high-level crafts and an art director of unique collections. www.segnoitaliano.it

Lunch Boxes

Design

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Lunch Boxes
Fabrica Design Studio and Calico

Fabrica has used some of Calico's sumptuous coverings to rethink the humble lunch box: Tomomi Maezawa's Sculptural Lunch is wrapped in 'Willow Celeste' wallpaper and held together by a thin wire structure, while Mariana Fernandes' Wrapping Food uses marbled wallpaper to emphasise the shape of a traditional lunch of ham and cheese.

Fabrica Design Studio
Led by creative director Sam Baron, this innovative design studio offers coveted scholarships to international designers, who take up residency for a year. Located in Treviso, Italy, the studio is part of Benetton's larger research centre. www.fabrica.it

Calico
This New York-based bespoke wallpaper label combines artisanal, decorative arts methods with digital technology. Founded in 2013 by Rachel Mosler and Nick Cope, the company has amassed a cult following with its colourful, non-repeating designs. www.calicowallpaper.com

chess table

Design

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'Time to Think' chess table
Stéphane Parmentier and Petit h

After delving deep into Petit h’s rich treasure trove of materials, French designer Stéphane Parmentier was inspired to revise the classic form of a chess table from an artisanal craft perspective. With the help of Petit h’s creative director, Pascale Mussard, he designed the ‘Time to Think’ (or ‘Le Temps de la Réfection’) table. Reminiscent of a layer cake, it features stacked strips of Hermès leather in multicoloured shades, from powder blue and gunmetal to mustard and moss green. Completing the design is a twin set of geometric chess pieces, ready to do battle in brown, off-black and off-white leather. Don’t be fooled by the simplicity of the table’s appearance – innovative new techniques were developed especially for the skins used.

Stéphane Parmentier
Having risen through the ranks of the fashion industry at Lanvin and Givenchy, Stéphane Parmentier decided to shift his creative focus from clothing to interior architecture and design. His products leave an impression of quiet luxury, with aviation a strong influence. www.stephaneparmentier.com

Petit h by Hermès
An exciting addition to Hermès’ fashion empire, the Petit h project breathes new life into the luxury brand’s materials. Now in its fifth year, this creative laboratory sees artists, designers and craftsmen pool their talents to produce experimental, one-of-a-kind pieces. www.hermes.com

multifunctional tray

Design

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Trays
Sam Baron and Topázio

Topázio is known for its finely worked filigree decorative friezes. Designer Sam Baron chose to celebrate this tradition with a multifunctional tray set featuring layered friezes in Napoleonic Empire-style, King John V and art deco patterns.

Sam Baron
Sam Baron has been director of the design department at Benetton’s Fabrica research centre since 2006. Much of his work is a reinterpretation of traditional manufacturing techniques. www.sambaron.fr

Topázio
Founded in Porto in 1934, Topázio is renowned for its silver and fine filigree work. It now sells handcrafted silver and silver-plated pieces in more than 20 countries. www.topazio.pt

Flasks

Design

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Flasks
Scholten & Baijings and Nonino

Designed to be filled with the grappa of Italian distiller Nonino, these metal drinking flasks by Dutch designers Scholten & Baijings feature a classic silhouette, and come with a perfectly integrated drinking cup and a palette inspired by different grape varieties.

Scholten & Baijings
Stefan Scholten and Carole Baijings’ designs combine colour sensibility with a minimalist approach to shapes and a penchant for the grid. The duo have produced work for the likes of Hay and Georg Jensen. www.scholtenbaijings.com

Nonino
Family-run distiller Nonino has produced grappa from its base in Friuli, Italy, since 1897. It created single-grape grappa over 40 years ago, and has also branched out into making cocktails using grappa as a base. www.grappanonino.it

‘Chair 182’ bistro chair


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‘Chair 182’ bistro chair
Carmody Groarke, Joe Pipal and Bistrotheque

Light, durable and affordable to mass produce: this is the ultimate bistro chair, say its designers, architects Carmody Groarke and Bistrotheque founders David Waddington and Pablo Flack. Taking cues from bentwood bistro chairs by Thonet and J&J Kohn, it is made of plywood held together by cork-lined joints. Engineered in collaboration with wood expert Joe Pipal, the chair is a marvel of simplicity and robust minimalism.

Carmody Groarke
Established in 2006 by Kevin Carmody and Andrew Groarke, this practice’s work is characterised by a monochromatic lightness and structural richness. Past projects include London’s 7/7 memorial in Hyde Park and award-winning pop-up restaurant Studio East Dining. In 2010, the architects collaborated with Brioni on an installation for the inaugural Wallpaper* Handmade. www.carmodygroarke.com

Joe Pipal
London-based furniture maker Joe Pipal has been working on private commissions and one-offs for over a decade. www.pipal.co.uk

Bistrotheque
This pioneering venue offers simple cuisine, great cocktails and entertainment in an industrial space in east London. www.bistrotheque.com

Double decanter

Design

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Double decanter
Richard Nicoll and Moser

An exploration of the archives of Czech luxury glass manufacturer Moser led fashion designer Richard Nicoll to design these globe-shaped decanters, inspired by the brand’s hundreds of floral patterns. In a modern palette of blue and silver, the pieces, adorned with a delicate floral motif, are a contemporary take on the romantic Bohemian glass tradition.

Richard Nicoll
After graduating from Central Saint Martins, Nicoll worked for Marc Jacobs at Louis Vuitton before launching his eponymous label in 2006. He has developed a subtle signature style revolving around variations of the colour blue and modernist lines, and his minimal approach to design proved its versatility when he collaborated with artist Linder on a series of printed garments. www.richardnicoll.com

Moser
Ludwig Moser opened his glass workshop in the Czech town of Karlovy Vary in 1893. Fast forward a century and a bit, and the company’s production has maintained its founder’s vision of ecologically friendly, lead-free crystal handmade in a unique colour spectrum. www.moser-glass.com

Candelabra

Design

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Candelabra
Kaia and Berthold

This handcrafted candelabra, by luxury lighting brand Kaia, is made from solid brass and includes a witty cement base inspired by menswear designer Raimund Berthold’s pairings of luxurious fabrics with contrasting materials. Precise and stylish, it combines the functionality of a traditional tabletop candelabra with modern elegance.

Kaia
Trained engineer Peter Straka started his career as a metal worker for Vienna’s public tram service before establishing Kaia in 2003. Based in London and Vienna, his workshop creates refined lighting, inspired by the clean lines and geometric decoration of Vienna’s Secessionist architecture. www.kaia.at

Berthold
Austrian-born Berthold received his MA from Central Saint Martins in 2005. His collections are characterised by a utilitarian sense of colour and a studied silhouette, resulting in bold apparel for those who seek out unique looks. www.berthold-uk.com

‘Dram & Mór’ whisky flasks

Design

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‘Dram & Mór’ whisky flasks
Afroditi Krassa, Royal Salute and Fürstenberg Porzellan

Intrigued by the opaqueness of the Royal Salute 21Year Old whisky bottle – it is solid porcelain – we asked British designer Afroditi Krassa to reimagine it. Chivas Brothers, creator of Royal Salute whisky, suggested Krassa visit Fürstenberg Porzellan. There, she was struck by the ancient technique of crystal glazing, which sees crystals added to the porcelain glaze to create unpredictable patterns on the finished product. ‘It’s like fireworks exploding,’ explains Krassa. And so the Royal Salute ‘Dram and Mór’ whisky flasks were devised.

Afroditi Krassa
Having set up her studio in London in 2003, this interior and product designer has collaborated with Bonaldo, Cassina and Ligne Roset, and designed Heston Blumenthal’s The Perfectionists’ Café at London’s Heathrow. www.afroditi.com

Royal Salute 
A very special long-aged blend, Chivas Brothers’ Royal Salute is crafted by the master blenders at Strathisla, the oldest working distillery in the Highlands. It is presented in traditional porcelain flacons made by Wade Ceramics in Stoke-on- Trent. www.royalsalute.com

Fürstenberg Porzellan
Founded in 1747 in Germany, Fürstenberg Porzellan is one of the most esteemed porcelain manufacturers in the world. It is known for its centuries-old artisan techniques, precision and unique crystal glazing. www.fuerstenberg-porzellan.com

Folding TV tray table

Design

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Folding TV tray table
Atlas Industries and Shelton Studios

Challenged to shake off the twee image of the folding TV tray table, Atlas Industries wasn’t content with simply creating a fancy version of the mid-century mainstay. Instead of the traditional pair of scissor legs, our updated version stands on just one, for a sleeker silhouette. It also neatly folds flat and has an elegant handle for easy hanging or stowing. There’s even a place in the tray to hold a draped napkin. The sculptural piece is a mix of painted black wood, maple wood accents and solid bronze, courtesy of Shelton Studios.

Atlas Industries
Atlas Industries is the upstate New York furniture design and manufacturing studio formed by Joseph Fratesi and Thomas Wright in 1993. The firm produces everything from custom chairs and tables to modular shelving units referencing mid-century classics. www.atlaseast.com

Shelton Studios
Founded by sculptor Gabrielle Shelton in 2000, the company specialises in architectural metal fabrication from its 5,000 sq ft Brooklyn base. Past projects include a staircase for David Zwirner and a 40ft wall for Richard Serra. www.sheltonstudiosinc.com

'Table Jewel' candy bowls

Design

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'Table Jewel' candy bowls
Cora Sheibani and Hamilton & Inches

Pictured here in its raw state in the workshop, Cora Sheibani and Hamilton & Inches' finished candy bowl gleams and shines like the sun in the sky. 'It's nice to know that I can make things other than wearable jewellery. I am thinking about designing other objects inspired by the same kind of thinking,' says Sheibani.

Cora Sheibani 
A jewellery designer by trade, the London-based Swiss designer's gently discordant approach to precious metals and stones has always intrigued us. www.corasheibani.com

Hamilton & Inches
The 150-year-old company – with a Royal Warrant to the Queen for silversmithing – is situated in the basement of a grand Victorian townhouse in the heart of Edinburgh. www.hamiltonandinches.com

Minibar

Design

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Minibar
Cecilie Manz and Rud Rasmussen

A minibar cabinet should be a place where you find comfort and pleasure. To that end, we approached the award-winning Copenhagen-based industrial designer Cecilie Manz and age-old cabinetmaking firm Rud Rasmussen. 

Cecilie Manz
Best known for her practical furniture designs and acute attention to detail, Copenhagen-based Cecilie Manz designs furniture, glass, lamps and related products. www.ceciliemanz.com

Rud Rasmussen 
Set up by cabinetmaker Rudolf Rasmussen in 1869, the company became known for functional furniture, flourishing in the 1960s. Since 2011, the company has been owned by fellow furniture outfit Carl Hansen & Søn, creating a super brand to promote the work of Danish icons. www.rudrasmussen.com 

Veuve Clicquot Re-Creation Awards

Design

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Veuve Clicquot Re-Creation Awards
Veuve Clicquot and Wallpaper*

We invited our party guests at our Handmade exhibition in Milan to drop us a postcard with their thoughts on the show. The reason behind our message board, and all the merriment, was the celebration of the Veuve Clicquot Re-Creation Awards, a collaboration between the renowned French champagne house and Wallpaper*, for which we challenged designers from around the world to ‘think outside the mailbox’. awards.veuve-clicquot.co

'Panel beater's Picnic'

Design

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'Panel beater's Picnic'
Emeco, Jasper Morrison and St John

Keen to showcase the marvellous marriage of craftsmanship and design that is Jasper Morrison’s new ‘Alfi’ seating range for Emeco, we not only teamed them up again to produce a special version of the seat for Wallpaper* Handmade, we also invited the American furniture manufacturer’s stellar metal worker, Josh Fisher, to manufacture it live at our exhibition in Milan during Salone del Mobile. All whilst munching on St John's delectable pizza. 

Emeco
Metal craftsman Josh Fisher made Jasper Morrison's 'Alfi' chair especially for Handmade, at Handmade. Emeco's chairs are known for their enduring designs and recycled materials. www.emeco.com

Jasper Morrison 
English product and furniture designer Jasper Morrison's 'Alfi' collection – a chair, two stools and a three-seater bench – is based around Emeco and Morrison's shared belief that what you don't see is as important as what you do see. 
www.jaspermorrison.com

St John
St John's founder, chef Fergus Henderson, concocted a suitable meal for our panel show. Arnold Hoeksma, sous chef at St Johns's original Smithfield base, cooked bone marrow pizzas for us and our guests.
www.stjohngroup.uk.com

‘Big Sur’ punchbowl set

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‘Big Sur’ punchbowl set
Commune and Kevin Willis

Californian design collective Commune opted to rework a dinner piece that a large group of people could enjoy. Its spin on the typically kitsch punchbowl, ladle and cups is robust and earthy, thanks to ceramicist Kevin Willis’ handiwork. The Los Angeles artist cast the shapes out of solid desert clay and finishes with two custom-made, contrasting glazes, giving the set all the makings of a groovy party. Available at WallpaperSTORE*

Commune
Founded in 2004, Commune is a modern design studio known for infusing each project that it touches with a cool charm and authenticity. From enigmatic hotel interiors and elegant shopfits to colourful graphic identities and sophisticated homes, the Los Angeles-based studio’s talents know few bounds. www.communedesign.com

Kevin Willis
Californian artist Kevin Willis spent a large part of his career directing and producing music videos. Despite a couple of Grammy nods, he now pursues painting, ceramics and photography while also running a bar called Cha Cha Lounge in Silver Lake, Los Angeles. He is based at Desert Creek Studios, on the edge of the

'Desert Islands' dessert set

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'Desert Islands' dessert set
6a Architects and Lobmeyr

Comprising four sets of three pieces, the elegant, stackable ‘Desert Islands’ glassware collection is designed around a common narrative – the imaginary islands from Shakespeare’s The Tempest, Thomas More’s Utopia, William Golding’s Lord of the Flies and Daniel Defoe’s Robinson Crusoe. The bowls feature simple geographic outlines and quotes, while the glasses each sport a symbol representing one of the literary works.

6a Architects
One of the UK’s most exciting practices, 6a Architects was set up by Tom Emerson and Stephanie Macdonald in 2001. Its award-winning portfolio encompasses different typologies, often dealing with historic environments, such as the South London Gallery extension, the Raven Row gallery in London’s Spitalfields, and the facade for Paul Smith’s Mayfair store. www.6a.co.uk

Lobmeyr
A sixth-generation, family-owned crystal production business, Lobmeyr was founded in Vienna in 1823. Today, brothers Leonid, Johannes and Andreas Rath head the business. Working with traditional glass-blowing, cutting and engraving techniques, Lobmeyr develops timeless pieces and collaborates with some of the best names in design. www.lobmeyr.at

‘Scarabei/Scaradei’ dinner service

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‘Scarabei/Scaradei’ dinner service
Nigel Coates and Richard Ginori

A collector of porcelain by Richard Ginori, British architect Nigel Coates has combined his favourite dinner service, ‘Antico Doccia’ from 1740, with decorative elements drawn from the Italian porcelain maker’s archive. His six place settings and fantastical centrepiece freely mix figuration and abstraction.

Nigel Coates
Coates brings his spirited and original thinking to architecture, interior and product design. He headed up the Department of architecture at London’s Royal College of Art from 1995 to 2011 and is now a professor emeritus of the college. www.nigelcoates.com

Richard Ginori
Founded in 1735, Italy’s leading producer of porcelain tableware and objects has a history of employing the major creatives of the time, from sculptor Urbano Lucchesi to Gio Ponti. It marries industrial production with the work of highly skilled artisans. www.richardginori1735.com

Cocktail glass set

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Cocktail glass set
Vanessa Mitrani

To create our perfect cocktail glassware to complement Mark Albrecht’s home bar, we worked with French glass artist Vanessa Mitrani. We were attracted by her bold use of glass and metal and asked her to use her vases and centrepieces as the starting point for sculptural drinking vessels. The resulting set includes tumblers, highballs and martini glasses, each perched on a brass base in a range of shapes, from solid cubes and sets of metal spheres to precarious cones and ultra-thin sticks. Available at WallpaperSTORE*

Vanessa Mitrani
Since graduating from Paris’ ENSAD in 1998, Vanessa Mitrani has experimented with the formal resilience and magic of glass. Bold, irreverent and offbeat, the Paris-based artist creates unique results by fusing glass with other materials such as wire netting, rope and fibreglass to create thematic collections. She has amassed a client list that includes Ligne Roset and Roche Bobois. www.vanessamitrani.com

‘Tessera’ wine rack

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‘Tessera’ wine rack
Kacper Hamilton, Temper, John Hegarty and A2-Type

Challenged to create a wine crate that could double as storage, Kacper Hamilton and Temper produced this modular system. Inspired by John Hegarty’s biodynamic winemaking, it is crafted from oak, and secured using leather straps. Informed by Hegarty’s desire to strip esoterica from wine-labelling, A2-Type created the plain-speaking 'Pour Now' label series using New Grotesk Round, New Grotesk Square and A2 Typewriter fonts.

Kacper Hamilton
Hamilton founded his London studio in 2009 and, as well as developing his own products, he has created work for Pernod Ricard and Baccarat. www.kacperhamilton.com

Temper
This furniture studio in Wiltshire, UK, founded in 2013 by self-taught carpenter George Winks, is a laboratory of fine craftsmanship. www.temperstudio.com

John Hegarty
Co-founder of international advertising agency Bartle Bogle Hegarty (BBH), Hegarty is the man behind the iconic Levi’s launderette ad and Audi’s ‘Vorsprung durch Technik’ catchphrase. He also produces wines in the Languedoc under the Hegarty Chamans label, and believes in demystifying wine buying, as well as making exciting wines for those that don’t follow the crowd. www.hegartychamans.com

Cake stand

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Cake stand
Egg Collective and Marsotto

Executed in solid marble by Marsotto, Egg Collective’s curvilinear cake stand features an elongated base topped with a round tray that can be lifted off or easily locked into place. The polished surface adds a luxurious dimension. Available at WallpaperSTORE*

Egg Collective
Designers Stephanie Beamer, Crystal Ellis and Hillary Petrie founded Egg Collective in New York in 2011; it is now renowned for its beautifully engineered furniture and lighting. www.eggcollective.com

Marsotto
Italian company Marsotto is constantly on the hunt for new ways to transform marble and stone, producing premium furnishings for retail, luxury hotels and urban design. www.marsotto.com

Tea set

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Tea set
Jane Mayle and Designtex

Taking cues from an art deco jewellery box, Jane Mayle has designed a brass-handled tea caddy with solid brass feet to house a teapot, and a grooved brass placemat with a mirrored finish. The accompanying cosy, crafted from beetled linen, is decorated with eyelets, inlaid with steel and brass in an array of enamelled and pearl finishes. The collection is made from linen, textured polyurethane, woven jacquard and scuba fabrics by Designtex. 

Jane Mayle
British-born fashion designer Jane Mayle has been a much-admired fixture on the New York fashion scene since establishing her eponymous clothing label in 1998. Irreverent, individualistic and romantic, the label garnered a cult following around the world. Since closing the brand and her Nolita boutique in 2009, Mayle has put her creative efforts into fashion consultancy and selective collaborations.

Designtex
Headquartered in New York, Designtex is one of the premier textile manufacturing companies developing and designing materials for large-scale architectural projects. Recognised as an innovator in researching and creating new, sustainable varieties for wallcoverings, textiles and digitally imaged materials, the company exhibits a keen eye for quality to boot. www.designtex.com

Starbucks Reserve coffee bag

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Starbucks Reserve coffee bag
Starbucks and Hardmill

Inspired by the signature leather coffee bags of the Starbucks Reserve Roastery & Tasting Room, we invited the global coffee brand to work with Hardmill on a special coffee bag for us. Developed by Starbucks’ Creative Studio, the design references details from the Roastery. A teak base on the bag represents the wooden bar, while the leather is hand-stitched with copper wire, allowing the coffee aroma to emerge. The bag is unlocked with a system using steel and copper, inspired by the door handles at the Roastery’s entrance.

Starbucks
The Starbucks Reserve Roastery & Tasting Room opened in Seattle in 2014. It is dedicated to the roasting and crafting of rare Starbucks Reserve coffees, a culmination of four decades of coffee, design and customer experience leadership. www.roastery.starbucks.com

Hardmill
Founded by brothers Ryan and Michael Barrie in Seattle, Hardmill makes simple, traditional products using leather, waxed canvas and metal. Inspired by their grandfather’s wood workshop, the brothers developed a passion for craft, quality and materials. www.hardmill.com

Pleasure Dome

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'Pleasure Dome'
Glenn Sestig Architects and Van Den Weghe

A beautifully crafted and multi-functional object, the 'Pleasure Dome' is made of German glass and titanium travertine that originates from Iraq. The stone base, finished with a metamorphic quartzite stone inlay in Dusk colouring, cleverly features a different depth on each side. By flipping it over, you can adapt it to different uses – a fruit bowl, a cheese platter, a cake stand or even a terrarium – using either the shallower or deeper side. Lift off the glass dome and the base turns into a striking stone tray. Available at WallpaperSTORE*

Glenn Sestig Architects 
Specialising in high-end buildings and interiors, the Gent-based architect's contemporary designs are typified by their attention to detail. www.glennsestigarchitects.com

Van Den Weghe
Belgium-based stone specialists, Van Den Weghe stock over 280 different kinds of rocks – some extremely rare – and helps to bring to life all kinds of tailor-made creations. www.vandenweghe.be

Three-way corkscrew

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Three-way corkscrew
Harry Allen and Shapeways

Harry Allen’s tongue-in-cheek three-way corkscrew has a handy functionality. The design allows corks from memorable bottles to be incorporated as the screw’s handles, rather than discarded. Its stainless steel form, finished with gold or bronze, is 3D-printed by Shapeways.

Harry Allen 
Known for his flair and innovation, the New York-based designer of Marc Jacobs’ 'Bang' fragrance bottle has produced work for Dune, Magis, Umbra, Steuben and Gaia & Gino and has pieces in institutions such as MoMA. www.harryallendesign.com

Shapeways
A leader in 3D-printing, Shapeways brings almost any product idea to life. With an HQ in New York, and bases in Seattle and Eindhoven, it offers access to technology that can magic up new designs in an array of raw materials. www.shapeways.com

Cheese platter

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Cheese platter
Laetitia de Allegri, Matteo Fogale and Ceccotti Collezioni

For their curvaceous platter (bottom), designers Laetitia de Allegri and Matteo Fogale took inspiration from the shapes of cheese. Manufacturer Ceccotti Collezioni then crafted a circular American walnut display area and tools, contrasting with the platter’s patterned azure bioglass. The glass is 100 per cent recyclable and provided by award-winning sustainable material producer, Coverings Etc. Available at WallpaperSTORE*

Laetitia de Allegri and Matteo Fogale
The duo debuted in 2014 with the -ISH collection and has an interest in recycled materials used to make shapely pieces. www.laetitiadeallegri.com; www.matteofogale.com
 
Ceccotti Collezioni
Dating from 1956, the brand is recognised globally for the quality and craftsmanship of its furniture, produced at its HQ in Cascina, near Pisa. www.ceccotticollezioni.it

‘Artist’s Palate’ recipe cards and box

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‘Artist’s Palate’ recipe cards and box
Moynat, James Cropper, and Baddeley Brothers

Since 2009, in a tribute to Artists’ Cookbook, published by MoMA in 1977, our back page has been dedicated to the favourite recipes of the world’s greatest artists. For our Salone extravaganza, we invited James Cropper and Baddeley Brothers to create some recipe cards, and tasked luxury leather expert Moynat with crafting a sophisticated case to display the collection. Its bespoke case, made from slate grey leather, is inlaid with a blue leather asterisk, using Moynat’s exceptional expertise.

Moynat
Established in Paris in 1849, Moynat is France’s oldest trunk-maker. Pioneering innovations include the ‘Limousine’ trunk, dating back to 1902 and still in production. Decidedly niche until 2010, when it was bought by LVMH’s CEO Bernard Arnault, the heritage luggage brand has diversified superlatively under the creative direction of Hermès veteran Ramesh Nair, excelling, naturally, in leather craftsmanship and motif marquetry. www.moynat.com

James Cropper
One of the world’s foremost producers of coloured paper, Cumbrian heritage mill James Cropper creates distinctive and technically advanced paper products using materials ranging from cotton and wood to carbon fibre. www.cropper.com

Baddeley Brothers
Since 1859, Baddeley Brothers has been a skilled purveyor of traditional printing, all produced at its east London workshop. www.baddeleybrothers.co.uk

Chef’s bag

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Chef’s bag
Davide Oldani and Tod’s

This collaboration between luxury leather goods brand Tod’s and chef Davide Oldani is a marriage of common interests based on shared principles – a belief in quality materials, the Made in Italy promise and the importance of handmaking. The elegant tote is specially designed for transporting bread. Holes punctured into the bag’s supple calfskin leather allow air to circulate around a warm loaf, helping it to cool as it is carried.

Davide Oldani
One of the most talented chefs on the global culinary scene, Oldani is an advocate of clarity and tradition. His ‘Cucina Pop’ philosophy promises quality but accessible dining. He opened Michelin-starred restaurant D’O in his home town of Cornaredo, near Milan, in 2003. ‘Collaboration is a team sport,’ he says of his handmade endeavour, ‘the same as in a kitchen or on the football feld.’ www.cucinapop.do

Tod’s
Italian brand Tod’s is globally recognised for the blend of tradition, quality and modernity that goes into its shoes and leather goods. Each of its products is skilfully handcrafted, making for styles that become icons of modern living. Of working with Oldani for Handmade, Tod’s creative team reports, ‘We both start a project thinking about the quality of materials or ingredients.’ www.tods.com

Maitre Djacket And Grocer Bag

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‘Maître d’jacket and ‘Grocer’ bag
Jared Rue and Toogood

One of the key elements to a quality night out is a warm welcome at the door. ‘It’s import