THE W* HOUSE

We thought it only fair to throw open the doors to the W* House and share with you how we’d fit out our dream digs. From consoles to cupboards, beds to bookcases, the W* House features our favourite pieces of design from across the globe, room by room. When it comes to sharing our finds, we wanted to keep things simple, letting you furnish your house with the click of a mouse, the Wallpaper* way. 

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‘Celestial’ bowl

Elad Yifrach / L'Objet
£775

Inspired by Mayan history and architecture, L’Objet’s ‘Tulum’ collection fully embraces the brand’s design approach whereby international influences are reinterpreted with a contemporary aesthetic. The ‘Celestial’ bowl is a flawless demonstration of this, managing to appear at once primitive and modern. A number of hand-painted gold spikes of varying lengths emerge from the smooth grey earthenware bowl in a stark juxtaposition of aggressive and gentle. Designed by Elad Yifrach, the bowl perches atop a tapered stand — a practical and decorative addition to any kitchen or dining setting.

Available from WallpaperSTORE*

www.store.wallpaper.com

‘Tent’ chair

Layer / Moroso
Price on request

At this year’s Salone del Mobile, Benjamin Hubert of design agency Layer realised the '‘Tent’ chair, a seamless 3D-knitted seat for Italian furniture brand Moroso. ‘Tent’ is created from a single piece of recycled nylon (made up of over 2 million knitted loops and 50,000m of yarn) that is stretched over a steel frame. The structure is a nod to the traditional frame of a tent with the fabric stretched out and held in place by guide ropes. Digital knitting techniques allows for cushions to be integrated into the chair’s main fabric too, while the breathable material boasts suitable for both indoor and out.

www.layerdesign.com

‘Curve’, ‘Serpentine’ and ‘Stratus’ sofas

Adrian Pearsall / RH Modern
Prices start at $2,795

When a midcentury sofa in the reception area of the RH Modern Gallery in LA attracted a lot of admiring comments, the Californian furniture company felt compelled to do a little detective work to determine its origins. Its designer turned out to be Adrian Pearsall, who had spent the 1950s and 1960s creating furniture characterised by soft, undulating curves. Aftern contacting Pearsall’s estate, RH received permission to reissue his designs and the result is a series of three sinuous seating collections: Curve, Serpentine and Stratus.

As originally featured in the May 2017 issue of Wallpaper* (W*218)

rhmodern.com

'Olivia' mirror

Davide Monopoli / Pulpo
£247

Presenting an exciting combination of colour and texture, Pulpo's 'Olivia' mirror is a game of contrasts. Designed by Davide Monopoli, the piece comprises an azure-tinted laminated glass mirror atop a heavy black stone base and sits at an angle, promising a reflection from any position.

Available from WallpaperSTORE*

www.store.wallpaper.com

‘Theodor' dining chair

OEO Design / Brdr. Krüger
£1,080

Brdr Krüger’s dedication to craftsmanship and their passion for wood hasn’t changed since they inaugurated in 1886. The new ‘Theodor’ dining chair by OEO Studio utilises its classic woodturning techniques and merges this with a little present-day zest. Upholstered in Kvadrat fabric and crafted from oiled oak, the result is a bold and distinctive midcentury design that marks the second piece by the Scandinavian studio for Brdr Krüger.

www.brdr-kruger.com

Bag hooks

Building Block / Waka Waka
$495

LA-based design agency Building Block introduces its second collaboration with furniture brand Waka Waka. For this new product, the studio considers the relationship of an accessory within the context of the home and on the body. The range is is composed of three wrist-style leather bags with unique Maple hardwood handles, and three accompanying wall hooks for each style. When assigned a complementing hook to hang on, the bag is given a new identity for its function – not only serving as a fashion accessory, but also as an item of furniture.

www.building--block.com

‘Flame’ candle holder

Karen Chekerdjian
£338

The combination of a curvilinear form and a reflective surface transforms Karen Chekerdjian's medium-sized candleholder into a stunning vessel. Crafted from glossy lacquered copper, ‘Flame’ clearly reflects any candle placed inside so that when lit, their glow is magnified for a truly mesmeric experience.

Available from WallpaperSTORE*

www.store.wallpaper.com

'Container' jar

Sebastian Herkner / Pulpo
£230

Designed by Sebastian Herkner for the German brand Pulpo, 'Container' is a decorative jar with a gentle twist: silvered and tinted glass. The transformative effect is created by injecting a hint of liquid silver into the glass as it is being handblown using traditional Bohemian glassmaking techniques. The result is a prismatic finish as the reflective surface of the jar takes on the colours of its environment. With its blue lid, this low rose-coloured 'Container' can be used to hold small items and trinkets, remove the lid and the double-walled vessel becomes a vase.

Available from WallpaperSTORE*

www.store.wallpaper.com

Tables

Petit h / Neal Feay
Price on request

The latest offering from Petit h, the playfully experimental arm of Hermès, is a collection of tables created in conjunction with Californian aluminium masters Neal Feay. At first glance, one wouldn't think the two companies had much in common. ‘But actually, we have lots,’ says Pascale Mussard, a sixth-generation member of the Hermès family and the brains behind Petit h. ‘A family affair, legacy and innovation, a love for material, and the desire to make simple, beautiful objects with the juxtaposition of each other’s know-how.’ Their signature materials – leather and aluminium – come together strikingly in this collection of tables, formed of two contrasting colours that complement each other perfectly.

As originally featured in the April 2017 issue of Wallpaper* (W*217)

www.hermes.com/petith

‘Scape’ armchair

Mary Featherston / Grazia & Co
Price on request

When Australian designer Grant Featherson created his first piece of furniture in 1951 he couldn’t have known it would become a classic that, 66 years later, would be much copied and form the basis of a new collection. The ‘R160 Contour’ chair, with its plywood shell and high-backed form, is the centrepiece of a new collaboration between Featherstone's wife Mary (Grant died in 1995), manufacturer Gordon Mather Industries, and retailer and design house Grazia & Co. A total of 17 pieces, including the ‘Scape’ armchair, have been given contemporary finishes and fabrics while maintaining the integrity of the original designs.

graziaandco.com.au

'Verve' chair

Geckeler Michels / Frederica
£214

From the drawing boards of German studio Geckeler Michels, 'Verve' is a versatile cup chair with unique sculptural qualities. Based on three geometric forms, the sinuous nature of the chair seems to change depending on the angle from which it is viewed. 'Verve' also has an undeniable synergy with manufacturers Fredericia Furniture's design language, 'the clear geometric shapes used in 'Verve' call to mind the formal design idiom applied by Nanna Ditzel in her work for Fredericia in the 1990s, and track back to the geometrical aspects of Børge Mogensen’s rational approach to design' explain the designers.

www.fredericia.com

Mary’s vase

Kokili Projects
$160.00

A debut design from Kokili Projects, the 'Mary' is a wall hung vase that evokes the simple power of an empty frame. A single stem can be slotted into a slim, transparent vase at the base, filling the circular wooden enclosure as it blooms. Made from solid hardwood, the conteamporary vase highlights the natural beauty of the flora placed inside.

www.kokiliprojects.com

‘Tailor’ lounge sofa

Rui Alves / Menu
£6,200

Inspired by the memory of his grandfather’s favourite tailor shop, Portuguese designer Rui Alves has designed a beautiful upholstered sofa for Menu. With an intent to show off every facet of its structure, Rui has exposed every part of the chair, from the solid oak frame and its wood joins to the leather upholstery. The result is a light and airy appearance that is stunning from any angle.

www.store.wallpaper.com

‘Brogue’ table

Bethan Gray / Lapicida
From £4,200

The ‘Brogue’ table side table is the latest sculptural creation to come from Bethan Gray’s collaboration with Lapicida. The design has been translated into solid white Carrara marble, complete with punched and stitched edge detailing rendered into the stone. The architectural piece offers a unique and contemporary approach to decorative stone and adds a luxury accent to the space.

www.lapicida.com

‘SalePepe’ salt and pepper mill set

Georges Mohasseb / House of Today
£484

Georges Mohasseb’s ‘SalePepe’ salt and pepper set offers a dash of flavour to both dishes and table settings. Commissioned for The Shop — an offering of home and office products selected by House of Today, WallpaperSTORE* and guest curator Nicolas Bellavance-Lecompte — the set forms parts of a collection that showcases the best of Lebanese design and is exclusive to WallpaperSTORE*. Marked by an insert of ebony and mother of pearl, the oak and brass ‘SalePepe’ is inspired by the mechanisms of a tap, with its upper components installed to control the ‘flow’ of either salt or pepper.

Available from WallpaperSTORE*

www.store.wallpaper.com

‘Lissett’ radiator

Bisque
From £439

Contemporary heating company Bisque has added a new design to its ever-vibrant collection. Formed from recycled, scrap aluminium and assembled by hand, the ‘Lissett’ model prides itself with its slim profile and energy efficient credentials. What's more, it can be installed pretty much anywhere, thanks to discreet fixings and adjustable brackets. It's availalbe in a warm colour palette of oranges, greys and creams.

www.bisque.co.uk

Carafe

Royal Tichelaar Makkum / Hella Jongerius
£124

The first porcelain produced by Royal Tichelaar Makkum, Hella Jongerius’ B-Set is realised by firing each piece at a too high temperature. The result is a collection of slightly imperfect and thoroughly unique pieces of tableware, including this green carafe. With a highly-polished surface and smooth, clean lines, it's sure to liven any formal or informal table setting.

Available from WallpaperSTORE*

www.store.wallpaper.com

‘The Gin Trolley’

Jonathan Green / Quench
£6,870

A gin trolley is a statement piece that needs to be highly refined. Designer Jonathan Green, in collaboration with Quench, has created an iteration that incorporates both natural and modern materials for a sophisticated finish that exudes luxury. The trolley is divided into sections to reduce clutter when filled while other nifty features include a ventilated cabinet, a mini-fridge, a recessed walnut garnish board and a polished stainless steel drip tray.

www.quenchhomebars.com

‘Omorogun’ turning stick

The Àga Concept
£27

The 'Omorogun' turning stick from The Àga Concept neatly sums up the Nigerian brand's aesthetic: functional, raw and contemporary. The turning stick, which is traditionally used in African kitchens to stir starchy food, is at once mindful of cultural heritage and modern. Graduating from thick to thin, the wooden stick is crafted from locally sourced wood that has been sanded and smoothed to form rounded edges and a faintly buffed surface, and its tip is marked by a splash of non-toxic yellow paint.

Available from WallpaperSTORE*

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‘Paralleli’ rugs

Dimorestudio / Golran
£13,400

Dimorestudio's ‘Paralleli’ rugs rug collection for the Milan-based brand Golran presents a vibrant amalgamation of different eras and materials. A nod to Persian and Indian aesthetics appears in the form of traditional patterns, which sit alongside Baroque-inspired allusions of embroidery, edgings, frames and ornamental motifs. The wool and silk rug is completed with shapes and lines that reference minimalism and American post-pictorial abstractionism, all bound together with metallic inserts in the weave and tones of emerald, fuchsia and mustard.

Available from WallpaperSTORE*

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‘Pita’ daybed

Alejandra Carmona and Caterina Moretti / Peca
Price on request

Mexican design studio Peca has launched its first daybed design ‘Pita’. The name derives from a traditional embroidery technique called piteado, which resembles fallen rain, and is featured on the cylindrical leather cushion. The daybed's frame is made from wood-turned solid oak with playful modular cushions upholstered in a grayscale palette of fabrics.

www.peca.com.mx

‘Valigia’ table lamp

Ettore Sottsass / Roche Bobois
From £620

To celebrate the 100th anniversary of the birth of Italian architect and designer Ettore Sottsass, who passed away in 2007, Roche Bobois has reissued his classic ‘Valigia’ lamp. The Memphis desk lamp feels just as contemporary today as when it was created 40 years ago. It comprises a single bent metal plate on top of four, lacquer-coated steel legs. The original red and black version is complemented by a new white and black edition for 2017. 

roche-bobois.com

'Geode' container

N°30
£72

Soft, smooth and subtle, N°30’s yellow ‘Geode’ is unique and versatile. It is a member of a family of geometric containers. Crafted from zinc and polished to create its luxurious texture, this container is ideally used to store bits and bobs.

Available from WallpaperSTORE*

www.store.wallpaper.com

'Mirror Mobiles'

Elkeland Studio
From DKK 1,150

Danish studio Elkeland have released a new range of geometric mirror mobiles. Suspended on wax-treated flack string, the slim shapes (including half-moons, ovals, and gradated triangles) are made from double-sided plexi mirror and brass sticks. Catching light as they gently twist, the mobiles throw subtle plays of light against surrounding walls, floors and ceilings.

www.elkeland.dk

‘Offcut Lozenge’

Simon Hasan
£45

Inspired by the irregular shaped leather cuts that are leftover when a hide has been used for larger items, Simon Hasan's 'Offcut' collection presents a series of valets for small items. Crafted in Shoreditch, London, the 'Offcut Lozenge' is an ideal desk companion and is suitable for holding coins, keys and phones. The use of unfinished pressed vegetable leather ensures that this piece will develop a patina over time and bear the unique wear patterns of its user.

Available from WallpaperSTORE*

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‘San’ outdoor collection

Lionel Doyen / Manutti
Price on request

On the back of the successful 'Kumo' sofa collaboration last year, designer Lionel Doyen has once again joined forces with Manutti for the launch of the 'San' collection. Aiming to help you 'master the art of zen', this range of outdoor furniture comprises a powder coated aluminium and Iroko bench, which has a distinctly industrial-feel, topped by softening cushions in a palate of 'soft petrol blue', 'milestone' and 'soft white'.

www.manutti.com

'Heart Cone' chair

Verner Panton / Vitra
£2,490

Verner Panton’s designs are a fuse of pop art and Scandinavian modernism. The 'Heart Cone Chair', which takes its name from the heart-shaped silhouette, features extended wings as the backrest. The modern interpretation of the classic wingback chair holds a playful nature which resembles Mickey Mouse ears.

Available from WallpaperSTORE*

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‘Pin’ hook rail

Marc Venot / Schönbuch
Price on request

French designer Marc Venot establishes this sophisticated minimalist rail for his first collaboration with German furniture brand Schönbuch. Taking inspiration from the image of ‘swallows waiting on electric cable’, ‘Pin’ is formed in dark wood and brass for a luxurious addition to the hallway. The multifaceted form is also moveable tilting forwards and backwards depending on weight for an abstract take on the domestic piece.

www.schoenbuch.com

‘Ding’ casserole pot

Office for Product Design / Jia Inc
£218

Inspired by the shapes of ancient Chinese cauldrons by the same name, Office for Product Design's the casserole pot ‘Ding’ fulfils modern cooking requirements with traditional design. Produced by Jia Inc, the pot is constructed from matte black cast iron and has a flat base that sits neatly atop a separate stand with legs. An enameled interior provides a functional surface that lends itself to both slow cooking and easy cleaning.

Available from WallpaperSTORE*

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‘Gravity’ and ‘Float’ mirrors

Samuel Wilkinson / ex.t
From €603.28

Presented at the Maison et Objet, the ‘Gravity’ (left) and ‘Float’ (right) mirrors are the result of an inaugural collaboration between Tuscan bathroom specialists Ex.t and English designer Samuel Wilkinson. As their names suggest, the mirrors are inspired by movements and forces in space. For ‘Float’, a moon-like opal-glass sphere hovers above a suspended, semi-circular marble shelf. ‘Gravity’, on the other hand, comprises a large, oval mirror playfully appended by a circular magnifying mirror, that can be detached or placed anywhere around the edge as desired.

www.ex-t.com