A cast of sharp shelves, scholastic skincare and graphic wallpaper wins Wallpaper* Design Award

(Image credit: Gustav Almestål)

‘Flying’ shelf with Sphere and Brass bracket, DKK159 (€179), by Mario Tsai, for Ferm Living. Wise Awakening brightening toner, KRW78,000 ($69) for 150ml; Smooth Operator cleanser gel, KRW55,000 ($49) per 150ml; Pursuit of Freedom SPF50+ sun-block, KRW73,000 ($65) for 35ml; The Pure Wonder active serum, KRW150,000 ($133) for 50ml, all by Teo Yang Studio, for Eath Library. ‘Clessidra’ vase, £78, by Joe Colombo, for Karakter, from SCP. ‘Chart’ wallpaper, £275 per roll, by Paint & Paper Library. Interiors: Amy Heffernan

When we spied Ferm Living’s new Bauhaus-style shelf, with its clever brass spheres and rod brackets, we needed something equally elegant to complement it.

We found it in Paint & Paper Library’s graphic ‘Chart’ wallpaper, and in the Seoul-based interior designer Teo Yang’s new all-natural skincare line, Eath Library. Informed by traditional Korean medicine, its name and packaging are inspired by a visit Yang made to a traditional doctor and his book-lined office years ago.

The hefty library was described by the doctor as ‘an archive of 2,000 years that carries many people’s effort and hope for a healthier and happier future’. Yang set out to capture some of that knowledge within the products, while the bottles recall the stacked books. We just awarded everything featured in this vignette, Best Line-Up in the Wallpaper* Design Awards.

As originally featured in the February 2019 issue of Wallpaper* (W*239)

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