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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'Parure II' centrepiece

Cristina Celestino / Paola C
£441

Designed by Cristina Celestino for Paola C., the 'Dolce Vita' collection is a celebration of Italy in the 1950s — an era whose charm is defined by a distinct joie de vivre, irony and optimism. In a contemporary take on this epoch, Celestino has designed a series of functional items that beautifully encapsulate this tone. Crafted from borosilicate blown glass, the 'Parure II' centrepiece is both striking and elegant, with sophisticated brushed brass detailing and a light blue bowl that has been coloured and silked internally.

Available from WallpaperSTORE*

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Stripe bowls

Grete Prytze Kittelsen / Cathrineholm
From €35

Often referred to as the queen of Scandinavian design in the mid-20th century, Norwegian designer Grete Prytz Kittelsen, who hobnobbed with the likes of the Eameses and Alvar Aalto, was known initially for her work in gold and silver. When deliberately embarking on more democratic design in the 1950s, she discovered ironworks Cathrineholm, an expert in enamelling, and a highly lauded collaboration began. When she died in 2010, Kittelsen’s children held the rights to her designs until Danish retailer Imerco bought them exclusively three years ago. It is slowly reissuing her work, under the Cathrineholm label, starting with the ‘Stripes’ bowls, with the ‘Cathedral’ and ‘Sensation’ series to follow.

www.cathrineholm-design.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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‘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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‘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.

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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

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‘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.

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‘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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‘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

‘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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‘Cake and More’ tray

Karen Chekerdjian
£368

This tray by Lebanese designer Karen Chekerdjian’s presents an elegant way to serve cake – and more. The food safe gold-plated brass item comprises a circular tray atop a conical stand and features a beautiful hand-etched geometric pattern on its surface.

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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.

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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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