Handmade 2016: Hotel Wallpaper*, the projects

Handmade 2016: Hotel Wallpaper*, the projects

For our annual salute to craft and creativity, we bring together the best designers, artists, and manufacturers to make one-off wonders. Here, browse all the fruits of Handmade 2016

‘Edgar’ bell
Victoria Wilmotte and Maison Vervloet

Ensuring a ring-a-ding reception at Hotel Wallpaper*, the ’Edgar’ bell is Parisian designer Victoria Wilmotte’s contemporary take on a hotel reception bell; a true brass behemoth.

Victoria Wilmotte
Born in Paris, Wilmotte studied product design at London’s Royal College of Art before opening her own studio in 2008. Now, she is known for her solid, sculptural designs, such as stone light fittings, concrete room dividers and great geometric tables. www.victoriawilmotte.fr

Maison Vervloet
The Belgian metalwork artists of Maison Vervloet, based in Molenbeek, Brussels, have been making decorative hardware – fine door handles, hinges and window fittings – since 1905. Its expertise is in things that fit the hand perfectly. www.vervloet.com

Photography: Kate Jackling. Writer: Paul McCann

Bedside unit
Philippe Malouin and Marsotto

Philippe Malouin and Marsotto have elevated the stalwart, but typically static, bedside table to an elegant, playful and flexible wall-hung unit. The ‘backbone’ of the piece is composed of slats carved from Carrara marble, and is accompanied by a series of interchangeable marble modules. By sliding in a new segment, the arrangement can be customised to suit your needs.

Philippe Malouin
The London-based Canadian worked for Tom Dixon before founding his design studio in 2009, while he also heads architectural and interiors practice Post-Office. Clients include Ace Hotel, Kvadrat and Established & Sons. www.philippemalouin.com

Marsotto
The Italian family stone-carving business is known for its innovative furnishings for retail and urban design, while its exclusively marble Marsotto Edizioni collection features collaborations with some of the world’s most respected designers. www.marsotto.com

Photography: Sabrina Bongiovanni. Writer: Sara Sturges

Hotel writing station
Christian Liaigre and Hieronymus

Inspired by the finish on Hieronymus’ range of bronze accessories, Christian Liaigre worked closely with the Swiss stationery brand to create a hotel writing station with a patinated brass base and a top in ‘Réglisse lisse’ leather and Jamaican dogwood. Hieronymus also contributed a stationery set, including a super-sleek handmade notebook and headed notepaper and cards, alongside a letter opener, a pen cup and a note box.

Christian Liaigre
Christian Liaigre’s interiors are renowned for their exquisite craftsmanship. His company has created sophisticated furniture and era-defining aces across the globe, and has 25 showrooms worldwide. Last year, Paris-based Liaigre released his third book, published by Flammarion, which documents his work through 12 selected projects. www.christian-liaigre.fr

Hieronymus
Luxury Swiss stationer Hieronymus produces everything required for personal correspondence, from cards, hand-bound notebooks, bespoke business cards and stationery sets to writing implements and leather bags. Each piece is designed in the company’s atelier and made in its Swiss production facilities or by European craftsmen. www.hieronymus-cp.com

Photography: Benjamin Bouchet. Writer: Rosa Bertoli

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