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*

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‘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.

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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.

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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

‘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.

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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.

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'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.

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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.

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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.

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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

‘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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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'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.

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'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.

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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

‘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.

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'Isa' boulder

Isabelle de Borchgrave / Serax
£24

Isabelle de Borchgrave has made an impact in the world of fashion and design. For the Belgian artist's collaboration with Serax, she is turning her fantasy and imagination into art that is accessible to all. ‘Milieux de vos tables’, her hand-painted paper collection was inspired by Tunisian and Coptic ceramics. This large blue boulder, made of papier-mâché, would be a tasteful addition for the mantelpiece.

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‘Reflection of a gesture’ mirror

Beza Projekt
From €320

Avant-garde design studio Beza Projekt has created a new series of artistic mirrors that question the assumption that a mirror should be unhindered, clear and perfectly reflective. The mirrored area is drawn directly onto a transparent glass surface in bold, reflective swirls while the sculptural, asymmetric wooden frames, furthers the idea of a mirror as art installation. The innovative piece shows the Warsaw-based firm encouraging functionality to take a rare back seat.

www.bezaprojekt.pl

Brewer stand

Kinto
£170

Kinto's brewer stand is for those who appreciate slow coffee. The set of stand, filter, brewer, server, holder, and cups is reminiscent of laboratory paraphernalia with a stain resistant wooden base sitting atop an adjustable brass mechanism, which allows users to brew coffee directly into a mug or server.

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'Inox Concrete' faucets

Ritmonio
From €371

The 'Inox Concrete' taps are the newest addition to the Diametro35 collection, from Italian factory and bathroom accessories firm Ritmonio, in partnership with its in-house DesignLAB. Forerunners of using concrete in sanitary ware, Ritmonio has paired ergonomic concrete handles with slim, stainless steel faucets, creating a refined, yet urban statement.

www.ritmonio.it

Vases

Aldo Bakker / Swarovski
£1,595

Dutch designer Aldo Bakker captures the purity of Swarovski crystal in the three piece 'Crystal Vase' collection. A striking combination of clarity and brilliance is shown in the abstract design that merges the fine material with a hint of warm Italian marble. Show off your favourite blooms in a vase that is the perfect twist to the traditional vase.

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'Tigela' bowls

Anna by RabLabs
£639

Historically prized for their magical and aesthetic properties, bowls carved from semi-precious stone have been treasured for centuries. These 'Tigela' bowls by Anna by RabLabs take on an added layer of exclusivity being handcrafted by artisans with extensive knowledge in the art of stone carving.

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'Superbowl' bowl

N°30
£145

Taking its name from the geometric shape superellipse, the ‘Superbowl’ can be used to hold a multitude of little objects. Part of Taiwanese brand N°30’s collection, the bamboo base contrasts with it zinc body that has been plated and hand-polished twice to create a mirror-like effect.

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'Cil M-1' coffee pot

Sargadelos
£52

The Cil coffee pot’s classic cylindrical design is given a delightful lift by the sweeping flourish of a blue brushstroke. The artistic addition accentuates the whimsical curves of the model that is produced in Galicia by Spanish porcelain brand Sargadelos, a company known for its passionate promotion of local motifs, forms and colours.

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