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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‘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

‘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

‘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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‘Prime’ bathroom collection

Norm Architects / Inbani
Price on request

The Danish architecture firm used its minimalist and purist aesthetic in a collection for Spanish bathroom brand Ibani. Putting a contemporary spin on antique bathtubs with rolled edges, they create these in fine white ceramic, as opposed to metal as they originally existed. 'Prime' can add interest to simplistic bathroom set-ups with the pleasing curves making up the silhouettes.

www.inbani.com

Studio Kitchen

Frama
Price on request

Frama's Studio Kitchen channels a travel-friendly aesthetic. Realised in lightweight materials, the models are intended to allow easy movement around the house, or to a new location. With anthracite frames and drawers in different accents of delicate wood, the modular systems exude the Danish studio's industrial look, complemented with marble tops and Dornbracht fixtures for added elegance.

www.framacph.com

'Tono' bathroom range

Foster + Partners / Porcelanosa
Price on request

Spanish manufacturer Porcelanosa has teamed up with British architects Foster + Partners for ’Tono’ bathroom collection. Inspired by the notion of ‘less is more’, the range is a sleek set of sanitary ware – from sinks and bathtubs, to faucets and mirrors. 'Tono' is available in two contrasting palettes; a lighter clean hued selection of white ceramic paired with titanium, and deeper 'Capaccino Grey' stone mixed with coppers and golds. While tonally different, both follow the same minimalist silhouettes of smart lines, and simple surfaces.

www.tono-collection.com

'Oxide' Range Cooker

Lexx Pott / La Cornue
Price on request

In an attempt to transform basic culinary apparatus into works of art, luxury French oven manufacturer La Cornue invited Dutch designer Lex Pott to experiment with the colour of its traditional brassware. Pott put the outer layers of its classic ‘Château 150’ range cooker through an oxidisation process, resulting in an intense reaction that gives a brilliant electric blue textured finish.

www.lacornue.com

'Infinito'

Carina Deuschl / Kaldewei
€540

Bringing a slick finish to our bathroom is Italian brand Cielo's extra slim ceramic shower tray. The super refined piece seemlessly fits into the shower room set with its 3cm thickness and range of 20 hues and alterative textures. From an organic moss green to a creamy sandstone, or even just monochrome black and white, each piece is handmade with finesse.

www.ceramicacielo.it

Self-Cleaning '400 Series' Combi-Steam Oven

Gaggenau
Price on request

For more than 15 years, Gaggenau has been producing home steam ovens for cooks who like the power, precision and time-saving short-cuts of professional kitchen equipment. That tradition continues with the release of its new self-cleaning combi-steam oven. A cleaning cartridge, mounted on the oven ceiling, is operated by the push of a button, cleaning even the heaviest soiling.

www.gaggenau.com

'Come As You Are'

Christophe de la Fontaine / Dante Goods and Bads
£950

Designed by Christophe de la Fontaine for Dante – Goods And Bads, this bar cart references the classic hostess service trolley. Pared down to its bare essentials, the piece comes in minimalist black steel and features two horizontal surfaces for increased capacity.

Available from WallpaperSTORE*

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'Pelle' kitchen

Henrytimi
Price on request

High-quality materials and handmade processes are at the forefront of Italian kitchen brand Henrytimi’s manufacturing approach. Its latest kitchen, ‘Pelle’ – which launched at this year’s Salone del Mobile and is customisable in both dimensions and configurations – is a case in point. A dramatic juxtaposition of travertine sanpietro stone, with door handles, taps and numerous other features hidden from view, it’s a colossal piece that is more architectural sculpture than recognisable kitchen. Each functional element of the monolith kitchen is integrated into the project, including the tailor-made ton sur ton induction cooktop, and the sink, an organic cavity carved from a solid block of travertino sanpietro stone, while natural teak interiors add a touch of warmth.

www.henrytimi.com

'Xtend' Bathtub

Carina Deuschl / Kaldewei

Bathroom innovation doesn’t come much better than a pop-up tub. This model has been realised as part of German brand Kaldewei’s young talents design competition during Salone del Mobile. Winner Carina Deusch’s travel friendly piece uses carbon fibre to enable it to be collapsible, arriving as a portable flat package before expanding into a classic tub-shape in its wire structure. Inside, there is soft padded material for a comfortable bathing experience, be it indoors at the office, or camping outside.

'KS'

Giulio Cappellini and Alfonso Arosio / Del Tongo
€12,000

Designers Giulio Cappellini and Alfonso Arosio have imagined three new kitchen models for Italian manufacturer Del Tongo. The three solutions, entitled Borghese, Laboratorio and Radicale, are designed to cater to all needs, though with different accents in terms of material, colour and cooking habits. Borghese (pictured) features a separate hob block and island workspace with a floating snack table, unified by a colour, such as a burnt orange hue, that can be splashed onto various units. Laboratorio features a compact island worktop area where all functions have been designed to be easily accessible, while Radicale features an irregular-end worktop and a visible pantry.

www.gruppodeltongo.com

'Epoque' bathtub

Carlo Colombo / Antonio Lupi
Price on request

Steering away from the squeaky-clean ceramic look typical of luxury bathtubs, Italian stalwart Antonio Lupi has decided to go back to basics, creating its latest bath in raw Amazzone stone. Designed by Carlo Colombo as part of Collection Bespoke, 'Epoque' still resonates the brand's modern design aesthetic with its graduating oval form, however the muted skin coloured palette allows it to be more exposed as a sculpture, but with the same level of sophistication.

www.antoniolupi.it

'Happy D.2'

Sieger Design / Duravit
From £418

Duravit has introduced a new furniture range for its basin units, conceived by Sieger Design. Answering the demand for ever more vanity space, the German manufacturer has produced a variety of wall-mounted and floor standing cabinets that maximise storage yet maintain a discreet look. The seamless edges and subtle new die-cast zinct feet neatly complement the brand's basins. We're smitten with the soft curves and textured linen finish of this 'Happy D.2' Unit.

www.duravit.co.uk

Isla Collection

Jill Platner / Waterworks
From £85.20

Waterworks has teamed up with New York based sculptor and jewellery designer Jill Platner for a special sculptural collaboration. Creating a host of ornamental forms for the bathroom, including faucets, wall mounted accessories and shower and tub fittings, Platner uses her hand carving techniques for the abstract range. Her wax models are 3D printed by Waterworks, and formed into intricate moulds for the different brass, chrome and various other decorative alloy finishes.

www.uk.waterworks.com

'Run'

Sam Hecht and Kim Colin / Emeco
$4,015

'Run' marks the first collaboration between designers Sam Hecht and Kim Colin, the duo behind Industrial Facility, and American furniture manufacturer Emeco. The range encompasses shelves, tables and seating, all in aluminium, with the option of wooden-plank surfaces, and is suitable for use indoors and out. ‘Welcoming and useful’, as Hecht describes it, the range may be fitted with accessories – ash wood bookends or a stand for plants and objects – that slot into the ‘run’ or groove between the planks.

www.emeco.net

'Rock.Air'

Steininger
From €5,000 per block

Following on from the success of its monolithic ‘Rock’ kitchen units, Steininger has presented its first ever outdoor kitchen range. The Austrian design manufacturer, noted for its purist ethos, launched the range amid the freezing climes of an alpine mountain top, revealing the epic durability of the kitchen blocks, which incorporate a gas barbecue, sink, dishwasher, fridge/freezer, and storage space. The outer skin of the individual blocks is made of anthracite-coloured stainless steel and is covered with an innovative, high-tech nano coating made of glass ceramic. The extremely hard-wearing material is resistant to all weather conditions and also stands up to salt water.

www.steininger-designers.at

'Heron'

Rodolfo Dordoni / MDF Italia
€5,814

Instilling flexibility into the workhorse cupboard, Rodolfo Dordoni’s ‘Heron’ series, for Milan-based MDF Italia, features a light construction that can be customised with a combination of perforated and solid panels, glass elements, shelves, and doors, in varying colours and permutations. The main structure comes in either matt white or matt grey, while the back panels come in a range of six colours, including dark red, okra yellow and petrol blue, alongside white and grey. ‘A rational architecture on a domestic scale,’ says the designer about his latest effort. ‘An atypical storage unit project, at least for me. A new experience.’

www.mdfitalia.com

Tuju

Bruno Jahara / Riva
£380

A collaborative project between Brazilian brand Jahara and chef Ivan Ralston, 'Tuju' is a collection of gold-finished stainless steel tools made to harvest and serve food. Manufactured by Brazilian tableware brand Riva, each hand polished piece is organically shaped: the ergonomic form of each piece in this three-piece knife set make them both easy to use and beautiful to display.

Available from WallpaperSTORE*

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Zermatt

Patrick Jouin / Puiforcat
£1,090

Taken from Patrick Jouin's 'Zermatt' stainless steel flatware collection for Parisian silversmith Puiforcat, this water jug features all the markers of the series: sharp edges, elongated lines and surfaces polished to a mirror finish. Launched in 2010, the collection was Jouin's first and is exhibited at the Centre Pompidou Museum in Paris and New York’s Museum of Arts and Design.

Available at WallpaperSTORE*

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Sir/A

Allessandro LA Spada / Antolini
Price on request

Natural stone specialists Antolini have teamed up with high-profile Italian designer Alessandro La Spada for their new collection, Sir/A, featuring the marble drop wash-basin. Made from Bianco Lasa/Covelano 'Machia Vechia' marble, an extremely valuable marble, mined from the Italian Alps. The effect is simple and refined with the organic pattern of the marble vein-work standing in the forefront of its design in a combination of classic material with contemporary style.

www.antolini.com

Zen

The Watermark Collection
£1350

Made up of an unusual facet mix of metal and marble, 'Zen' is a deck mounted basin set with an elegant swan spout. Designed by The Watermark Collection in their Brooklyn studio, its uniquely minimalist form arrives in a range of four stones including honey onyx and nero marquina. Organically formed, the contrasting polished copper spout gives a sleek, luxurious finish to any bathroom set.

www.thewatermarkcollection.eu

Five-piece tea set

Zens
£98

Amsterdam-based company Zens creates home accessories for the perfect daily tea or coffee ritual. Their handmade specialty products include this contemporary, Asian-inspired five-piece tea set, designed by Ming Liu. It includes a double walled glass teapot (pot and glass infuser), two double-walled glass cups, a bamboo infuser holder and one bamboo plate. The set boasts an experimental, scientific style that lends itself to the spirituality of oriental tea drinking.

Available at WallpaperSTORE*

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Vals Quartzite bathroom

Jonas Lindvall / Truffer AG / Henkelstorps Natursten
Price on request

This bathroom installation by Jonas Lindvall is on display at Landskrona Konsthall gallery in Sweden. Made from the rare stone Vals Quartzite which has been formed over 250 million years and taken from the Alps, the Swedish architect and designer has tested its boundaries by creating the robust and cemented bathroom set. The rustic veined forms were created in collaboration with Swiss extraction brand Truffer AG and Henkelstorps Natursten to achieve the thick bodied walls and fine curved edges that make up the raw collection.

www.jonaslindvall.com

Steel Spin Duo

MGS Milano
From £1,320

Impossibly sleek, this new model by Milanese tap experts MGS is made with a refined and unique black stainless steel giving it a modern matt finish. The quality of the product is elevated through an innovative new vapour deposition (PVD) technique so that the colour is embedded in the material, rather than coated, keeping it seamless throughout its use. The model is available in a duo form with a soap dispenser or trio with an additional filter tap.

www.mgstaps.com

DSK01

Shibui
£33

Created by Greek designers Shibui, 'DSK01' is a chic and creative storage solution for those short of desk space. Inspired by simplicity, DSK01 combines a smooth oak item holder with a highly polished bronze penholder. The piece will neatly contain a variety of small stationary and trinkets in its modern curvaceous structure.

Available at WallpaperSTORE*

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Kettle

Kaoru Watanabe / Azmaya
£213

This copper kettle is designed by Kaoru Watanabe and beautifully made in Japan by Azmaya. It is a reinterpretation of an iconic piece of metal-wear with a beautiful matte surface demonstrates Japanese simplicity in its purest form, featuring premium copper that conducts heat efficiently, so water is quickly brought to boiling point. Azmaya are a collective hailing from the Niigata region that collaborates with designers, artisans, and small manufacturers to create contemporary versions of Japanese design classics for daily life. The handwork in their production results in subtle variations and different characteristics, making each piece unique.

Available at WallpaperSTORE*

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LIM

Dimitri Sautier / Franklin Azzi Design / pba S.p.A
€140

Designed with a minimalist aesthetic by interior architect Dimitri Sautier and Franklin Azzi Design, this handle's name stands for Less is More. The sleek model uses quality stainless steel by Italian material masters pba S.p.A and is created with the design ethos of only using the necessary parts required. ‘Sometimes objects originate through subtraction’ says Francesca Masiero, president of pba S.p.A ‘these are the ones which reveal our momentary intent of lightness.'

www.pba.it/en

Fish Kettle

Sambonet
£333

Unimaginably sleek, this stainless steel fish kettle is a defining piece from Sambonet's Pesciera Luxury collection and allows users to cook fish in style. The kettle is notable for its softly curved lines and contemporary silhouette which almost mimics a streamlined water breed form, elevating it from a humble cooking utensil to a sculptural piece.

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