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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‘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

‘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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‘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

‘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.

Available from WallpaperSTORE*

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'Dome' lamps

Analogia Project / Slamp
€646

Designer Andrea Mancuso and architect Emilia Serra have worked together, under the Analogia Project tag, since meeting at the Royal College of Art in 2010. Recent projects have included an installation for WallpaperSTORE* during Milan Design Week and this collaboration with lighting company Slamp. Taking inspiration from Roman architecture and mosaics of Medusa, the ‘Dome’ lamp features an LED source that reflects light through a discreet play of colours and transparency. Slamp’s manufacturing of the piece, available in two sizes and in a range of hues, combines cutting-edge technology and craftsmanship.

www.slamp.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

‘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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'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.

Available from WallpaperSTORE*

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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.

Available on WallpaperSTORE*

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'XO Light'

Studio Edwards / Rakumba
AUD$1,200

It can’t be a surprise to anyone that in the W* House, well-designed, good lighting is de rigueur. Nothing spoils the mood more than an inelegant shade that throws off equally unappealing light. Which explains why we’re making ceiling space for ‘XO Light’. Designed by the Melbourne-based Studio Edwards in collaboration with the Australian industrial manufacturer Rakumba, the silhouette of the pendant lamp is drawn directly from the world of sailboat racing and yacht design.

Three slender strips of satin-brushed brass form a stylised exo-skeleton – which, in turn, gives the lamp its moniker. When put under tension, these battens, says lead designer Ben Edwards, give shape to the ‘sail’ of the lamp covering, itself made of stitched opalescent PVC. When turned on, the tridonic LED gives off a soft glow that, with the lamp’s streamlined curves, creates the impression of a boat in full sail at dawn.

‘There’s an emphasis on technical skills here,’ Edwards says, referencing the scientific approach that is becoming the hallmark of his fledgling studio, which is currently working on a gallery/hotel in Melbourne’s St Kilda, as well as a pop-up store for a New Zealand cosmetic brand.

TAGS: LIGHTING

'Bombetta' dispensers

Kanz Architetti / Hands On Design
£64

Made from fine Arita porcelain, the 'Bombetta' tableware set by Kanz Architetti for Hands On Design includes soy sauce, oil, salt and pepper dispensers. The pieces are manufactured by Japanese porcelain expert Risogama, who used digital technologies to bring the traditional material into the 21st century. The simple aesthetic used by the Venetian designers allow the pieces to be visually stimilating separately, or as a playfully synchronised set.

Available on WallpaperSTORE*

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'Signal' lighting collection

Workstead
From £1,250

Brooklyn based studio Workstead explores elegant minimalism in their recent lighting launch. A rich use of brass, bronze and hand sanded acrylic make up the simple silhouettes, providing a poetic, ambient glow. Available as sconce, flush mount, or pendant form, the fixture is paired with a pull chain and matching rod for a practical yet muted addition. Described by Workstead as 'hieroglyphic' models, the ornamental aesthetic allows them engage with the surrounding in which they inhabit.

www.anothercountry.com

'Colour Porcelain' platter

Scholten & Baijings / 1616 Arita
£213

Teaming up with 1616 Arita, Scholten & Baijings' 'Colour Porcelain' tableware collection is based on the their research of the Japanese brand's archives. Utilising colours that have been traditionally used by Arita, the Dutch duo have experimented with varying degrees of intensity. In this instance the product holds a soft pastel palette, incorporating a graphic surface for a refined finish.

Available from WallpaperSTORE*

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'Paris' bottle

Eric Hibelot / Th Manufacture
£224

Inspired by the milk bottles from designer Eric Hibelot's childhood, TH Manufacture's 'Paris' bottle is almost human-like with its rounded, generous form. Crafted from ceramic, the bottle presents a playful surface design of irregular blue stripes and red colour blocking that perfectly captures the imaginative mind of a young Hibelot.

Available from WallpaperSTORE*

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'Thassos White' plate

Anouska Hempel / Lapicida
From £300

Lapicida has pushed the boundaries of stoneware with its latest tableware collection by Anouska Hempel. Simple, clean and refined, the range of plates and bowls has an unusual, paper-thin quality thanks to unique white marble from Thassos. The northern Greek island has been an untouched region for marble, but the stone specialist meticulously harnessed its untapped potential to craft the brand's most delicate pieces to date. Also available in 'Infinity Black' marble, the experimental collection additionally explores a robust side to the material in table-sized obelisks.

www.lapicida.com

'Shade' Lamp

Masquespacio / Raco
€ 585,15

In a fully Spanish endeavour, the 'Shade' lamp unusually blends raffia, leather, marble and brass. Designed by Masquespacio for lighting brand Raco, all of the segments are artisan crafted in its geometric, postmodern form. The range of warm textures provide an abstract yet luxurious addition to the home

www.masquespacio.com

'Uruoshi' bottle

Hirota Glass
£72

Taken from Hirota's 'Uruoshi Series', this glass bottle quietly presents a number of uses. The lacquer stopper is believed to possess unique qualities — including anti-fungal and insect repelling properties — none of which interfere with the condition of the water flask's contents. Meanwhile, a crisp silhouette of undulating waves is inspired by the Japanese word 'uruoshi', meaning 'to enrich', and is intended to enhance any liquid decanted from the 720ml bottle — be it mineral water, wine or liqueur.

Available from WallpaperSTORE*

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'Bolla' vase

NasonMoretti
£100

Distinct for its sharp lines, smooth curves and elongated neck, courtesy of a freehand glass-blowing technique, NasonMoretti's 'Bolla' vase is an elegant addition to any home or office setting. Available in a selection of bold hues, the ornamental vase is equally as striking when displayed solo or as part of a collective.

Available from WallpaperSTORE*

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TAGS: LIGHTING

Chuckle

Karimoku New Standard
£55

A lesson in balance and gravity, Karimoku New Standard's 'Chuckle' is both playful and practical. With a gentle tip of its rim this organically shaped bowl slightly rolls, allowing easy access to its contents, such as coins, paper clips and keys. Crafted from Japanese itaya maple and sculpted into varying thicknesses at its rim, the bowl has the unique characteristic of appearing differently from any angle.

Available from WallpaperSTORE*

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Gin Lane bar

Yabu Pushelberg / Avenue Road
$6,740

There is a certain level of sophistication that is expected with creating a gin bar, and Yabu Pushelberg definitely exceed this with their smart brass and marble model. Taking its cues from the structure of a classic drinks trolley, they refine this with clean lines and two simple small wheels for a contemporary finish. The Gin Lane bar is given a luxury touch through its smoked glass top that includes a geometric slab of Carrera marble, just for some added elegance.

www.yabupushelberg.com

Travel teapot set

Motor Design
£102

Motor Design's travel teapot set and bag seamlessly combines Eastern zen aesthetics with Western minimalist style. Crafted from porcelain, the grey tubular teapot is a stylish vessel for hot beverages on the go, while the two cups which can be securely fastened to either end. The set's mobility is enhanced by the inclusion of a simple blue linen drawstring bag.

Available from WallpaperSTORE*

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Three-layer container

Hatashikk / Metrocs
£84

Simple, functional and stylishly pared-back, Metrocs' homeware and lifestyle accessories boast a timeless and humble appeal. Designed by Hatashikki and crafted from kalopanax, a rich and beautiful grain of wood sourced from Japan, this cylindrical container features three layers of compartments and a monochromatic colourway.

Available from WallpaperSTORE*

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'Dream'Air'

Eugeni Quitllet / Kartell
Price on request

Ibiza-born, Barcelona-based designer Eugeni Quitllet’s career is characterised by lightness. His latest collaboration with Kartell explores this with a chair whose contemporary silhouette bridges the gap between solid and ethereal. A suspended curved seat is perched on a simple geometric frame and comes in a range of colours, from transparent and neutral shades to deep, bold hues, such as the red, pictured here. ‘Thanks to Kartell’s continual research and technological innovation in the fields of materials and processes, we were able to beautifully float dreams on the air,’ says Quitllet.

www.kartell.com

TAGS: KARTELL

Colour platter

Scholten & Baijings / Karimoku New Standard
£415

This set of three wooden plates bears all the hallmarks of Dutch design duo, Scholten & Baijings: the vibrant colours, graphic patterns and complementary combinations. Designed for Karimoku New Standard, the 'Colour' platter features three wooden plates, each printed with a contemporary linear design. Combining the hues of yellow, olive and grey, the Japanese chestnut pieces are stackable and versatile enough to be used as plates or trays.

Available from WallpaperSTORE*

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Small square tray

Michaël Verheyden
£98

Crisp edges give way to soft curves in Michaël Verheyden's square tray. Deep enough to hold a collection of items, the green marble tray is ideal for storing — and displaying — small objects and trinkets in style.

Available from WallpaperSTORE*

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TAGS: MARBLE

'Spot'

Michael Anastassiades / Herman Miller
price on request

Michael Anastassiades’ inaugural collection of occasional furnishings for Herman Miller follows the Cypriot designer’s exploration of an object’s physical presence, and how its existence affects its surroundings. It would be an understatement to call these stools minimal: their reduced forms, carved from walnut and white oak, are combined with a brass element and feature a shape that is elegant and discreet yet stripped to the bare essentials. ‘When an object is made out of only a handful of elements, you have to make each one absolutely perfect,’ says the designer. The stools come in a range of sizes.

www.hermanmiller.com

'Memos'

Roberto Lazzeroni / Giorgetti
€ 7,490

Roberto Lazzeroni’s ‘Memos’ series for Giorgetti celebrates the sensual nature of wood, combining it with glass and marble in either round or rectangular versions. The table pictured here features a solid ash base and comes with a Lazy Susan insert in bronze-tinted glass.

www.giorgetti.eu

Bamboo box, champagne set

Cedes Milano
£162

This beautifully crafted rich brown leather and Alcantara lined wooden case is the perfect match for Cedes Milano’s champagne set of bottle opener and stopper (sold separately). Coming with a bamboo root handle, it completes the perfect gift box for fine drink lovers.

Available from the WallpaperSTORE*

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