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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‘Tokyo’ stool

Rodney Kinsman / OMk1965

Last month, British furniture brand OMK launched OMK1965, a sub-brand celebrating the products designed by its founder Rodney Kinsman. Some of the pieces that went out of production have been reissued and were shown at Design Junction during the London Design Festival. The collection includes the ‘Tokyo’ stool, created for the Groucho Club in 1985. New products will eventually be added to expand the collection.

Photography: Baker & Evans. Writer: Rosa Bertoli

www.omk1965.com

‘Nef’ chair

Patrick Norguet / Emu

Patrick Norguet’s debut design for Italian brand Emu is a chair that consists of a light aluminium frame and a braided rope net backrest, with comfort enhanced by a selection of padded cushions. Designed to bring visual lightness to outdoor seating areas, it is also available as a dining chair.

Photography: Baker Evans. Writer: Rosa Bertoli

www.emu.it

‘Daiku’ collection

Victoria Magniant / Galerie V
From €250

The debut collection of French designer Victoria Magniant, a series of sculptural black furniture entitled ‘Daiku’, launched at Paris Design Week. Made of black stained ash, the starting point of the design is Japanese craft techniques, which Magniant combined with digital and CNC technology to give structure to her idea. ‘Instead of designing a chair, I tried to “write a chair”, to recreate the spontaneous feeling of a brush stroke and the fluidity of the ink,’ she says. ‘I looked for a seamless silhouette to create the illusion of an impossible construction.’

Photography: Baker Evans

www.galeriev.fr

‘Segment 6’ console

Apparatus
$29,000

New York-based duo Gabriel Hendifar and Jeremy Anderson side-shifted from fashion and public relations respectively to launch design studio Apparatus in 2012. The pair began by experimenting with vintage lighting parts to create unusual lamps, soon establishing a signature style that merges contemporary geometries, nostalgic touches and an industrial aesthetic. Over the years, they have developed an impressive portfolio of lighting (including the bestselling ‘Cloud’ chandelier) and branched out into home accessories and furniture. Presented this year, the ‘Segment’ dining collection is a particularly elegant series of softly rounded tables and consoles. Finished and assembled by hand in New York, they comprise a curving lacquered top balanced on a translucent resin base held together with fluted aged brass hardware.

Photography: Baker Evans. Writer: Rosa Bertoli

www.apparatusstudio.com

‘Ilda’ tables

Jean-Marie Massaud / Poliform
Price on request

The focal point of these exquisite tables, created by Poliform in collaboration with an artisanal foundry, are the handmade, asymmetric, branch-like bases in wrought bronze, supporting marble or resin tops.

www.poliform.it

‘Teorema’ drawers

Ron Gilad / Molteni & C
£1038

In 2012, Ron Gilad created the ‘Gradoº’ collection for Molteni&C, featuring modules that explored the relationship between shapes and void. This year, designer and manufacturer worked together again to develop the flip side of that collection: entitled ‘Teorema’, the new pieces focus on solid forms, using a template that evolves to create what the designer calls ‘micro architectures’. A combination of mechanical precision and artisanal skill, ‘Teorema’ consists of a series of modular drawers, made of American walnut, that can be used alone as a free-standing unit or assembled into a rotating structure.

Photography: Paola Dossi

www.molteni.it

TAGS: MOLTENI&C

‘Courtesy’ table

Michele Seppia / Nero Design Gallery
£638

Designed by Michele Seppia for Nero Design, the ‘Courtesy’ table uses shape and material to take you on a journey across space and time. With a top made of Giallo di Siena marble and an iron base featuring blue enamel detailing, the piece was produced as a limited-edition series of 30.

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‘Look’ lamps

Matteo Thun / Simes
Price on request

Italian architect Matteo Thun’s ‘Look’ lamps for Simes are made of glass, oiled teak and die-cast aluminium in a burnished bronze or white finish. Available in two sizes, the outdoor lamps release a discreet downward glow that offers just enough illumination to create an atmospheric effect.

www.simes.com

‘Satellite’ hand mirror

Christoffer Skjøtt / Møbel & Rum
£209

Pick it up, twirl it about and discover new things: Møbel & Rum’s playful ‘Satellite’ hand mirror presents a whole new way to observe yourself and your surroundings. Designed by Christoffer Skjøtt, the circular mirror sits atop a uniquely shaped handle carved from four evenly-sized pieces of oak, each one revealing its own qualities and patterns that will form a beautiful patina over time.

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'Diedro’ sideboard

Pietro Russo / Gallotti & Radice
£7,130

Russo has added a subtle lightness to this monumental sideboard, which features a geometric pattern formed from Taba Frisè white wood and Tanganika black wood, as well as black glass and mirrored interiors.

Photography: Paola Dossi

www.gallottiradice.it

‘Immersion’ bath

Neri & Hu / Agape
Price on request

The ‘Immersion’ bathtub, Shanghai-based duo Neri & Hu’s first foray into bathroom furniture, was designed to fit into the small confines of urban living spaces. Inspired by traditional Asian timber baths, this sleek model is deeper than a standard tub, but is only 147cm long. And the addition of a wooden seat adds an organic touch that keeps it from being too clinical for our tiny yet tasteful metropolitan apartment.

Photography: Paola Dossi

www.agapedesign.it

‘Kyma’ tray

Serena Confalonieri / Sambonet
£154

Taking its name from a basic architectural element in ancient Greece — as well as the Greek work for ‘wave’ — Sambonet’s ‘Kyma’ collection is guided by smooth, curvilinear lines. Designed by Serena Confalonieri, the collection is defined by the appearance of a sine wave – represented by a stainless steel tube – which runs along the outside of each object, offering a soft and gentle continuity to the accessories, which are based on hexagonal, octagonal, square and rectangular shapes.

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‘Lantern Light’ table lamp

Neri & Hu / Classicon
€1,238

Neri & Hu were inspired by a 1977 Vico Magistretti creation for their collaboration with Munich-based brand ClassiCon. The Italian designer’s ‘Lyndon’ light (also Neri’s first name, coincidentally) was a metal structure holding a glass ball – an upright rod with an illuminated tip, which Neri & Hu liken to ‘its ancient predecessor, the fiery torch’. The pair’s reinterpretation, which commemorates the tenth anniversary of Magistretti’s death, is made of brass and hand-blown crystal and, while the original design had a metal ring encircling each glass globe, Neri & Hu’s airy creation features a handle-like appendage that leaves more space for the glass to shine.

Photography: Paola Dossi

www.classicon.com

‘Fuji’ table

Tarcisio Colzani / Porada
From £9,239

Through his extensive work for Porada, Italian designer Tarcisio Colzani has often explored patterns and repetition. The self-taught carpenter has produced a vast portfolio of furniture for the Como-based company, including a collection of ridged cupboards, a net-like wooden curtain and grid-style room dividers. This extensive experience has culminated in his latest design for the brand and perhaps his most refined to date.

Entitled ‘Fuji’, the dining table, which sits on a varnished bronzoro metal base, is crafted from Canaletto walnut and made up of 12 folded panels engineered around a void, to dramatic effect. The design, inspired by a flower bud opening and lengthening to form a corolla of petals, features a central hole that can be left as an empty decorative element but can also serve as a vase holder. Colzani’s inspiration, combined with Porada’s savoir faire, has resulted in a piece that combines simple minimalism and remarkable craftsmanship.

www.porada.it

‘Gea’ parasol

Chi Wing Lo / Giorgetti
£7,583

Giorgetti launched its inaugural outdoors offering with a sophisticated collection by Chinese designer Chi Wing Lo. Named after the Greek word for ‘earth’, the ‘Gea’ collection celebrates the openness of outdoor living. Mounted on a 360-degree swivel frame with a stainless steel or marble-insert base, the sail-like parasol is a welcome breath of fresh air in the world of sun screens.

Photography: Paola Dossi

www.giorgetti.eu

Box system

Mater
£180

A multifaceted storage system, Mater’s box system offers endless possibilities for all areas of the home. With an equal emphasis on style and sustainability, the modular system is crafted from ecologically harvested Indian mango wood, and is finished with an environmentally a lead-free, water-based PU lacquer. This large Sirka grey box may also be used as a side table or as wall-mounted shelving.

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‘Blink’ vanity table

Yabu Pushelberg / Stellar Works
£1,469

Yabu Pushelberg’s new collection for Stellar Works, entitled ‘Blink’, includes this compact vanity table. The modernist construction is a discreet manifestation of the design duo’s clever way with shapes. Its asymmetrical form comprises tubular steel legs that curve upwards to cradle a moon-like mirror. For the designers, the collection’s main trait is an ‘inherent sweetness and happiness’. They say: ‘The pieces are based on forms that are light, sculptural and playful; there is a naïve quality to the collection that is balanced with clarity of form and simple materials.’

Photography: Paola Dossi

www.stellarworks.com

‘Clear’ tool box

Nomess
£26

Nomess’ clear acrylic tools box is the ideal solution for dressing table and desktop clutter. Perfectly sized to hold makeup tools and products, the box accommodates four compartments of varying sizes as well as a fully flexible handle for easy transportation.

Available from WallpaperSTORE*

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‘Grand Sofà’

Antonio Citterio / Vitra

Vitra has collaborated with designer Antonio Citterio for more than 25 years, the brand’s most durable design relationship to date. The latest collaboration is the ‘Grand Sofà’ series, which meshes modernity with comfort. ‘When you think about a sofa, you have to think about how people live,’ says Citterio, noting how the domestic use of a sofa has changed significantly over the years, the piece becoming the focus of a multi-functional family room. His design reflects these societal changes, serving as a generously proportioned soft platform for free time, with a modular composition that allows for multiple arrangements.

Photography: Paola Dossi

www.vitra.com

‘Mellow’ vase

Studio Hattern
£152

Studio Hattern’s ‘Mellow’ vase is a minimalist interpretation of the moments of colour, tone, texture and light conveyed in Impressionist paintings. Graduating tones of green and blue are paired with a blurred transparent finish that causes the acrylic vase's colours to change and diffuse under the effect of refracted lighting. The result is an object that offers a unique experience of colour and light through a contemporary realisation of an iconic art movement.

Available from WallpaperSTORE*

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‘Time Machine’ clock

Lee Broom
Price on request

Lee Broom’s brand turned ten this year and, to celebrate the milestone, the London based designer staged an immersive installation in a disused vault in the Milano Centrale train station, creating a large-scale carousel to display his best designs of the past decade. New pieces were also introduced, such as a traditional grandfather clock carved from a monolithic block of Carrara marble and brass with a design inspired by Brutalist architecture. Broom explains that he has had a long-term fascination with the grandfather clock ever since discovering one at his grandparents’ house as a child and becoming obsessed with its mechanisms and majestic appearance. His symmetric version features sleek faceted angles and straight lines, and decoration is kept to a minimum, allowing the simple brass hands and elegant pendulum to take centre stage.

Photography: Paola Dossi

www.leebroom.com

TAGS: LEE BROOM

‘Margot’ water goblet

Fferrone Design
£116 for set of two

Combining intricate detailing with innovative production techniques and materials, Fferrone’s ‘Margot’ collection presents a new take on cut glass. Each 450ml water goblet offers two vessels — one in place of a traditional stem — formed from fluted borosilicate glass created without the use of moulds. The result is a glassware duo that is equally suited to both everyday and formal settings.

Available from WallpaperSTORE*

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‘Hotel Royal’ bed

Terri Pecora / Zanotta
Price on request

American designer Terri Pecora describes her work as ‘aesthetic functionality’, and her latest project for Zanotta adheres to that credo. Her streamlined ‘Hotel Royal’ bed features a simple upholstered frame with a functional built-in side table that adds an unusual asymmetric silhouette.

Photography: Paola Dossi

www.zanotta.it

‘Polifemo’ cabinet

Elena Salmistraro / De Castelli
Price on request

Elena Salmistraro wanted to create a cabinet that upended traditional typologies, so she turned to Greek mythology for inspiration. The aesthetic for her ‘Polifemo’ cabinet for De Castelli – which formed part of the Italian metal specialist’s ‘Tracing Identity’ project at this year’s Salone del Mobile – is informed by the cyclopes, the primordial race of giants with one eye in the middle of their forehead. The giants’ singular characteristic metamorphoses into the handle and central feature of the cabinet, while thin metal legs support the copper-clad wooden structure, adorned with a decorative engraved pattern.

Photography: Paola Dossi

www.decastelli.it

‘Minima Moralia’ room divider

Christophe de la Fontaine / Dante – Goods And Bads
£2,200

Launched during Maison et Objet, German studio Dante Goods And Bads’ ‘Minima Moralia’ forms part of the brand’s ‘Metropolitan Improvemen’ collection. Designed by Christophe de la Fontaine, the folding screen is crafted from grey-coloured bended steel and also features pleated fabric, which adds an elegant finish to its industrial aesthetic.

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‘Era’ armchair

David Lopez Quincoces / Living Divani
€1,562

We’re used to the sleek, well-proportioned designs that David Lopez Quincoces has created for Living Divani over the years, and the new ‘Era’ armchair is proof of how well the designer and the brand work together. Spanish-born, Milan-based Lopez Quincoces created a sophisticated chair that pairs minimal tubular steel legs in gunmetal grey with a welcoming padded curved seat and back. Forming part of a product family that includes a dining chair and a coffee table and is characterised by the same slim lines, the ‘Era’ armchair is available in a discreet grey or rich burgundy, in fabric or leather upholstery.

Photography: Paola Dossi

www.livingdivani.it

‘Naia’ table mirror

JCP
£1.190

At first glance, JCP’s ‘Naia’ table mirror could be a globe. Balanced on a matte brass cylindrical base and held in place by a semi-circular frame, the circular polished steel mirror spins on an axis in an ironic duality of vanity conceived by CTRLZAK. The reverse of each handmade mirror has a veined marble surface that is unique to each piece.

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‘Face’ mirror

Studio CC / Ceccotti Collezioni
€980

Founded in 1988 by Franco Ceccotti, Italian company Ceccotti Collezioni has notched up an impressive portfolio of designer collaborations, working with likeminded creatives such as Todd Bracher, Studio Drift and Noé Duchaufour-Lawrance to build a collection that features undulating wood constructions and tasteful forms. These artistic exchanges have no doubt inspired the Tuscan brand’s own creative team, Studio CC. Its pieces, which include beds, sideboards and lighting, are just as exquisite as those created in collaboration with international design stars. The ‘Face’ mirrors, for example, feature a traditional design that eschews nostalgia in favour of a light frame that blends sinuous curves and straight lines. The mirrors are available in solid American walnut in a variety of finishes, including a special shellac polish.

Photography: Paola Dossi

www.ceccotticollezioni.it

‘Caprera’ tables

Massimo Castagna / Exteta
Rectangular table €1,640; round, €1,330

Since launching ten years ago, Italian garden furniture brand Exteta has produced everything from red cedar sunbeds and brass lights to large teahouse pavilions and outdoor kitchens at its workshop near Milan. To celebrate its tenth anniversary, the company joined forces with architect Massimo Castagna to produce a collection that highlights the brand’s connection to nature and sense of space. Named after a small island off the Sardinian coast, these coffee tables feature wood and marble assembled in a jigsaw-like fashion, and form part of a collection that sees Exteta and Castagna play with a diverse range of materials. A lounger and chair with matching dowel legs are also available.

Photography: Paola Dossi

www.exteta.it

‘Rust’ box

Prin London
£305

Taken from Prin London’s debut homeware collection ‘Rust’, this circular trinket was created by mixing metal particles taken from key cutting and other metalworking workshops across London, with gypsum and acrylic. The result is a handmade piece that features its own unique series of characteristics due to the metal dust oxidation, which imparts a unique texture varying in colour and intensity and is enhanced as the materials change slowly over time in a reflection of their relationship with their owners.

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