Peace offerings: Wallpaper* curates a minimalist haven
We're creating inner calm here at Wallpaper*. For our June issue, we embraced a Scandinavian, subtle hued and simple-touch aesthetic, with injections of colour, warmth and textured detailing. Our set was shot with natural daylight to achieve a clear atmosphere. For a moment of much needed tranquility, enter into our cove of seclusion, and discover the products that make it so serene...
Pictured: ‘W103’ floor lamp, €1,000, by Inga Sempé, for Wästberg. ‘Bon’ daybed, £2,030, by Broberg & Ridderstråle, for Adea. ‘H_T’ table, £5,184, by Claudio Silverstrin, for Poltrona Frau. ‘Bounce’ shade (adjustable light source not seen), $2,600, by Karl Zahn, for Roll & Hill. ‘S3’ sideboard, €3,278, by Kato, for Andersen Furniture. ‘Extra’ table light, £387, by Michael Anastassiades, for Flos. Planter, £30, by Conpot. ‘Sfera’ box, prototype, by Kristine Bjaadal. Estate Emulsion in Cornforth White and James White, £40 for 2.5 litres, by Farrow & Ball. ‘Esteban 001’ fabric in Meringue, £103 per m, by Pierre Frey. ‘Norr’ tiles in Vit RR 1, from €24 per sq m, by Mirage
As originally featured in the June issue of Wallpaper* (W*207)
Writer: Sujata Burman
Finnish brand Adea's refined daybed combines warm leather with creamy beige upholstery. The simple frame is kept low, subtly dividing the room
Faint green panelling and naturally grey patterned stone flooring adds depth to the living space.
‘Oskar’ table, £4,872, by Vincent Van Duysen, for B&B Italia. ‘Can No. 1’, price on request, by PlueerSmitt, for Karakter. Alimentation print, by David Hockney, price on request, from Alan Cristea Gallery. ‘Akoya 14’ pendant light, $695, by Rich Brilliant Willing. ‘Hedwig’ chair, from £1,609, by David Ericsson, for Gärsnäs. ‘El Dorado’ plant stand, £420, by Oáza Collection. ‘Angles’ rug, £14,850, by Jan Kath, from Front. ‘Hampton’ table, £1,893, by Éric Jourdan, for Ligne Roset. ‘Seven’ plates, from £44 each, by Michael Sieger, for Sieger by Fürstenberg. Unspoken Spaces: Studio Olafur Eliasson, £60, by Olafur Eliasson and Carol Diehl, for Thames & Hudson. Multitudes: Hassell, 1938–2013, $65, by Cameron Bruhn, for ORO Editions. Magnum Photos with Reda: 150, €45, by Reda, for Damiani. ‘Lario’ sofa, from €4,586, by Antonio Citterio, for Flexform. Cushions in ‘Wire’ fabric in Cream and Eden, £63 each, by Kirkby Design. Estate Emulsion in James White and Cornforth White; ‘Norr’ tiles, all as before
A mix of marble and brass – and a striking swathe of blue – highlights the study space of our house.
Pictured left: ‘Cleo’ umbrella holder, £704, by Armani Casa. Side table, £2,085, by Staffan Holm. ‘Jellies Family’ glass, £9, by Patricia Urquiola, for Kartell. ‘Home Hotel’ console table, £1,964; vanity box, £926, both by Jean-Marie Massaud, for Poliform. Cushions print, price on request, by David Hockney, from Alan Cristea Gallery. ‘Rebecca’ plant pot, €573, by Thévoz-Choquet, for Bloc Studios. ‘Bollo’ chair, SEK15,110 (€1,623), by Andreas Engesvik, for Fogia. ‘Theia’ floor lamp, £745, by Mathias Hahn, for Marset, from Twentytwentyone. Estate Emulsion in James White; ‘Norr’ tiles, both as before.
Right: ‘Deen’ armchair, £1,220, by EOOS, for Walter Knoll. Desk, price on request, by Kunsik. Jewellery box, £675, by Agresti, from Harrods. ‘Goro’ glass, £27 for two, by Internoitaliano, from WallpaperSTORE*. ‘The Undercut’ coaster, S$7 (£4), by Kuru. ‘Shot’ vase, €42, by Scandola Marmi, from WallpaperSTORE*. ‘Leman Cashmere’ fountain pen, £465, by Caran d’Ache. ‘The Potato Chip’ pencil tray, S$38 (£20), by Kuru. Pencils, part of ‘Crayons De La Maison’ pencil box set, £175; ‘849 Paul Smith’ ballpoint pen in Taupe, £35, all by Caran d’Ache. ‘World’ clock, €48, by 11+. ‘Cube’ stapler, £50, by Tom Dixon. Estate Emulsion in Castle Gray, £40 for 2.5 litres, by Farrow & Ball
An interesting use of cushioning and upholstery softens the tubular frame of this chair from Swedish brand Fogia, which specializes in spreading Scandinavian spirit worldwide
Offering an abstract addition to our relaxation chamber is this spherical piece by German designer Mathias Hahn, for Spanish company Marset. The piece contrasts two materials in an artistic and playful way
Also on a conceptual bent, this desk-cum-storage system is attached to the wall. While made out of subtle wood, the dollhouse silhouette sometimes makes it hard to identify
The bedroom is left capacious, with just the bed and stool peeking out in different grey shades, allowing for the alternatively rusted red artwork and grass green sideboard to become the focus
Pictured: ‘Angles’ rug, £14,850, by Jan Kath, from Front. ‘647’ stool, SEK16,000 (€1,724), by Josef Frank, for Svenskt Tenn. Untitled, price on request, by Markus Amm, from Herald St. ‘Yang’ bed, £14,690, by Rodolfo Dordoni, for Minotti. Bed linen set, £153; duvet cover, £120; pillow case, £15, all by The Conran Shop. ‘Samba’ throw, £75, by Klippan, from Goodhood. ‘Lochness’ cabinet, £8,796, by Piero Lissoni, for Cappellini. ‘Shrine’, £55, by Note, for Menu. Magnum Photos with Reda: 150, as before. Vertical Living: Interior Experiences by Yoo, £20, by Dominic Bradbury and John Hitchcox, for Thames & Hudson. Nightswimming: Discotheques from the 1960s to the Present, £15, photographs by Giovanna Silva, for Bedford Press. ‘Ruutu’ vase, £165, by Ronan & Erwan Bouroullec, for Iittala. ‘Tonale’ vases, large, £75; small, £69, both by David Chipperfield, for Alessi. Estate Emulsion in Castle Gray and James White; ‘Norr’ tiles, all as before.
Berlin-based artist Markus Amm's oil painted prints are a crisp addition to the abode. In addition to affording the space a little colour, the pieces are also imbued with a neat chalky texture. Pictured: Untitled, 2012
We build on Minotti's robust 'Yang' bed frame with textured fabrics, for a dynamic layered effect
Our recreated butler's pantry blends stark minimalism with grid patterns and circular shapes.
Pictured left: ‘One to One’ marble-print mirror, €540, by Armando Bruno, from WallpaperSTORE*. ‘Lempi’ glasses, €81 for six, by Matti Klenell, for Iittala, from Skandium. ‘Dauphin’ champagne saucers, $100 for two; ‘Hampshire’ silver-plated wine glasses, $450 for two, all by Calvin Klein Home. Sugar pot £54, by Aldo Bakker, for Georg Jensen. Silver-plated coffee pot, $2,500, by Calvin Klein Home. ‘Giotto’ tap, price on request, by CEA. Sink in Arabescato marble, £4,500, by Lapicida. Estate Emulsion in Setting Plaster, £40 for 2.5 litres, by Farrow & Ball.
Right: ‘Odette XL’ mirror, £380, by Studio G&R, for Gallotti & Radice. Wire bench, with ‘Window’ fabric by Kirkby Design, £1,850, by Dare Studio. ‘Neron’ side table, £1,200, by Monica Förster, for Zanat. ‘Voie’ neon light, £975, by Sabine Marcelis, from Mint. ‘Marblelous’ ring, £174, by Aparentment, from WallpaperSTORE*. ‘Lyylie’ box, from €239, by Katriina Nuutinen. Estate Emulsion in James White, as before.
Traditional and contemporary merge in Calvin Klein's signature sleek silverware
Young designer Sabine Marcelis illuminates the scene with her futuristic neon polyester resin 'Voie' light
The curation concludes in the pastel and floral dining room, grounded with rich Italian flooring.
'Quase Mínima’ chair, £1,850, by Claudia Moreira Salles, for Etel, from Espasso. ‘Spotted’ and ‘Dottery’ cushions in Dusty Blue, £49 each, by Ferm Living. Futon quilts, £54, by Numero 74. Untitled, price on request, by Markus Amm, from Herald St. ‘Botan’ bench, €2,298, by Jasper Morrison, for Maruni. ‘Formakami’ light, £219, by Jaime Hayon, for &Tradition. ‘Pondicherry’ table, £12,726, by Jasper Morrison, for Marsotto Edizioni. Bronze bowls, large, $800; small, $300, both by Nancy Pearce, for Commune. ‘Alfredo’ vase, £120, by Georg Jensen, from WallpaperSTORE*. Flowers, from The Flower Appreciation Society. Estate Emulsion in Dove Tale, £40 for 2.5 litres, by Farrow & Ball. ‘Granitogres’ floor tiles in Rosso Laguna, price on request, by Casalgrande Padana.
Seen here in white Carrara marble, Jasper Morrison's classic 'Pondicherry' table brings grandeur and refinement to a pared-back scene
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.
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