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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‘Curva’ magazine holder

AYTM
£138

Undulating strands come together to form AYTM's ‘Curva’ magazine holder, a playful yet sleek storage solution. Between each rise and fall of the thin brass-finished bars, space is created for magazines and small books to sit neatly in a beautiful design that will introduce a contemporary aesthetic into any space.

Available from WallpaperSTORE*

www.store.wallpaper.com

‘Aida’ table lamp

Angelo Mangiarotti / Karakter Copenhagen
£749

Italian architect Angelo Mangiarotti was better known for his buildings and sculptures, but he also designed some sublime lighting pieces. Danish brand Karakter is reissuing his ‘Aida’ lamp, designed in 1988 for Veart. It’s a perfectly balanced piece consisting of a slanted black base and a frosted glass shade connected by a slim stem. The light bulb, meanwhile, is hidden in the base, illuminating the shade from below to cast a soft glow.

Photography: Rebecca Scheinberg. As originally featured in the July 2017 issue of Wallpaper* (W*220)

www.karakter-copenhagen.com

'Simple' writing desk

OEO Studio / HBF furniture

Danish minimalism marries American craft in this writing desk. Launched at NeoCon fair in Chicago, the wooden piece has an adaptable shape designed by Copenhagen-based OEO Studio as a 'simple' workspace (just as the title alludes). There is nothing simple about the manufacturing though; created by American furniture company HBF, their fine wood adds subtle warmth and rigour to the model, drawing it away from the corporate office furniture aesthetic.

www.oeo.dk

‘Cantili’ tape dispenser

Beyond Object
£77

Conceived by Hanhsi Chen and Shikai Tseng of London studio Poetic Lab, this tape dispenser is an accurate summary of the duo’s design approach, where functional objects are stripped down to their most basic elements and shaped into sculptural forms. Simple, elegant and modern, this dispenser consists of just a pair of matte black zinc steel concave circles and a cantilever from which the tape is torn.

Available from WallpaperSTORE*

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‘Fortress’ vase

Lara Bohinc
Price on request

These geometric vases by designer Lara Bohinc take their initial cues from the octagonal towers at the Diocletian Palace in Croatia. Unlike the building's standard eight-sided form, the ‘Fortress’ vase collection creates new interlocking hexagonal shapes that turn into the complex sculptures. Each of the ceramic forms are hand crafted in an artisan workshop in Italy and futuristic versions appear from dark gold and bronze finishes.

www.larabohinc.com

‘Ace’ bowl

Michaël Verheyden
£1,658

Michaël Verheyden’s ‘Ace’ bowl bears all the hallmarks of the Belgian's signature designs. Rich cream Calacatta Viola marble interspersed with burgundy veins is expertly honed into a smooth hollow diamond to form a bowl that is as much decorative as it is functional.

Available from WallpaperSTORE*

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‘Homework’ collection

Home Studios
Price on request

After years of creating stylish interiors for restaurants and bars around the US, Home Studios has launched its first furniture and objects collection, wittily named Homework. The Brooklyn-based design studio, whose creative flair has defined the look of cherished local haunts such as Tørst in Brooklyn, Gwen in LA, and Seaworthy at the Ace Hotel in New Orleans, has always custom-designed furniture and lighting for its interiors projects, so launching its own range was a natural next step. The collection, which includes a table, vase, mirror, shelf and sconce, incorporates a variety of noble materials, such as marble, plated silver, leather and rose gold glass. ‘We looked a lot at the paintings of Édouard Vuillard, Pierre Bonnard and Peter Doig, and the photographs of Brassaï and Paul Strand, among others,’ says Oliver Haslegrave, who founded the firm with his brother Evan in 2009. The pieces focus on ‘the process of craft and continual experimentation’, Haslegrave adds, just like the studio’s evocative environments. Homework launched at Sight Unseen Offsite last month.

As originally featured in the June 2017 issue of Wallpaper* (W*219)

www.homestudios.nyc

‘Kiritam’ table lamp

Ettore Sottsass / Venini
€5,900

Design world darling Ettore Sottsass would have been 100 this year, and it is being seen by all who brushed shoulders with him and his studio, and others besides, as an excuse to raid his archive and reissue forgotten works. You’ll hear no complaints here. This lamp is a Murano glass and metal gem designed by Sottsass in 1994, and manufactured by Venini. One of two pieces inspired by his travels in India to be reissued by the glass masters this year (the other reissue will be the ‘Ratrih’ floor lamp), the ‘Kiritam’ table lamp represents his love of geometric stacks or totems, with the glass volumes themselves forming the bulk of the sculptural piece.

As originally featured in the June 2017 issue of Wallpaper* (W*219)

www.venini.com

‘Serenity’ platter

Zaha Hadid
£270

Formed from undulating waves of smooth stainless steel, Zaha Hadid’s ‘Serenity’ platter offers a vivid sense of fluidity and movement. The large platter’s highly reflective surface sees the item take on a futuristic aesthetic that is enhanced by its sinuous form, which also offers stability to objects placed inside.

Available from WallpaperSTORE*

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‘Caged’ lighting

Massimo Minale / Buster + Punch
From £199

‘Caged’ is a new collection of modular lighting solutions from lifestyle brand Buster & Punch that was inspired by London’s steel skyline. Designed by architect Massimo Minale, the flattering ambient light is framed by a graphic outline of solid matte black steel, finished with a matte black knurled lamp holder and penny buttons. Comprising eight interchangeable wall and ceiling light options and colours, ‘Caged’ adds industrial panache to any home.

www.busterandpunch.com

‘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*

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‘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*

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'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*

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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.

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‘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*

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‘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*

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‘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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