Like most of us, I don’t actually need anything. However, I can always find room at home (or the office) for examples of the really exceptional.
I subscribe to the view that you can never have too many vases or blankets. Thus, I really pine for the entire set of four ’Patchwork’ vases by Nendo for Lasvit so I can be fully prepared for my next Flowerbx delivery of market fresh blooms; and a dreamy soft double-faced wool and cashmere number by Massimo Alba. I can always find additions in the the almost too-beautiful-to-use category, of which the Anderssen & Voll brass watering can by Mjölk, Lorenza Bozzoli’s ’Miss Marble’ storage jar for Spazio Pontaccio, and the folded sterling silver box by Afra & Tobia Scarpa for San Lorenzo Silversmith are all shining examples on my list.
Pictured: Nendo’s set of four ‘Patchwork’ vases are produced in the Czech Republic by Lasvit, combining sheet glass and fine cutting techniques which gives their original and highly unique form. Find out more on WallpaperSTORE*
Its a ‘Yes’ from me for one of Milan-based designer Massimo Alba’s collection of dreamy blankets in hand-stitched double-faced wool and cashmere woven, by Scotland’s Begg&Co. Sweet dreams guaranteed. Find out more on WallpaperSTORE*
The simple and elegant ‘Bisonte’ stool is by Michele De Lucchi, a living national treasure in Italy, who kindly modelled for the photo. It’s horn-like handles make it stackable when out of use. Find out more on WallpaperSTORE*
This spun copper and oak handled watering can has to be one of the best looking on the market – which makes it so seductive, even if you don’t actually have anything to water. Designed by Anderssen & Voll and produced in Toronto by Mjölk. Find out more on WallpaperSTORE*
Each and every piece in the ‘Orquestra’ collection by david/nicolas for Vista Alegre has a different geometric pattern. When assembled on the table the pieces create their own delightful rhythm. Find out more on WallpaperSTORE*
’Reversed Volumes’ by Vienna-based studio mischer’traxler for PCM Design are formed by imprints of fruits and vegetables in deliciously coloured resin. Almost good enough to eat. Find out more on WallpaperSTORE*
Designed in 1971 for San Lorenzo Silversmiths by Afra & Tobia Scarpa, this rectangular box is made of multiple sheets of sterling silver which overlap at the junctions. It’s a masterpiece. Find out more on WallpaperSTORE*
The ‘Miss Marble’ jar, by Lorenza Bozzoli for Spazio Pontaccio in Carrara and Marquina marble, has, with its utilitarian origins, become a bit of a hit on WallpaperSTORE* – so you may need to wait to get your hands on one. Find out more on WallpaperSTORE*
Bold, beautiful and monumental, Ettore Sottsass’s ‘Yemen’ is hand-blown art glass by Venini, first created by the maestro back in 1988. Find out more on WallpaperSTORE*
Simon Hasan’s ’Wrap Glassware’ collection includes this carafe, decanter and bottle, all wrapped in moulded vegetable-tanned leather and held in place with brass fittings. Find out more on WallpaperSTORE*