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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Rooms / Garden


’Flat’ rocking chair

Mario Ruiz / Gandia Blasco

Spanish designer Mario Ruiz has expanded Gandia Blasco’s Flat collection of outdoor furniture with a new rocking chair, formed from the same aluminium structure as the other elements in the range. Lightweight and sleek, this comforting piece of modernism promises hours of idle contemplation.

Writer: Jonathan Bell

‘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

‘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.

‘Gea’ parasol

Chi Wing Lo / Giorgetti

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

‘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

‘San’ outdoor collection

Lionel Doyen / Manutti
Price on request

On the back of the successful ’Kumo’ sofa collaboration last year, designer Lionel Doyen has once again joined forces with Manutti for the launch of the ’San’ collection. Aiming to help you ’master the art of zen’, this range of outdoor furniture comprises a powder coated aluminium and Iroko bench, which has a distinctly industrial-feel, topped by softening cushions in a palate of ’soft petrol blue’, ’milestone’ and ’soft white’.

’Juju’ coffee table

Garth Roberts / Serralunga
From €230

The ’Juju’ coffee table merges the playful sides of designer Garth Roberts and outdoor furniture company Serralunga. Designed to look like a small amulet, the simple, unadorned model is a versatile option for outdoors, both as a functional table or as a sculptural addition. The piece is available in the Italian company’s array of glossy and matte colours, and has the option of subtle under-lighting.

’Terra’ marble table

Simon Legald / Normann Copenhagen
From £249

Simon Legald has given southern European materials a robust modern twist with this Terrazzo table. Titled ’Terra,’ the pastel hued pieces have an exclusive quality through each Terrazzo sheet being unique in its naturally developed patterns. Produced for Danish brand Normann Copenhagen, the minimalist models also have whimsically twisted legs that contrast the flat, lacquered top.

Napa drinks table


This summer, Sabin’s classic Napa drinks table has been adapted for the great outdoors, helping you to add the perfect colour accent to your garden terrace. Keeping its signature circular shape, spherical foot leg ends, and sophisticated diagonal stretcher, Napa has been rejuvenated by a vibrant lick of paint on the powder coated steel in your choice of colour. Included in the range are a punch-orange and forest green that work together beautifully in a contrasting pair.

’Branch’ Lounge + Table

Lievore Altherr Molina / Tribù
From €200

Lievore Altherr Molina is a dab hand at outdoor furniture, thanks to its design sensibility and clever line work, which give a mature sophistication to its pieces. A collaboration with Belgian firm Tribù has resulted in a minimal aluminium lounger with a teak side table that can be clicked onto the frame to join two together.

’Livit’ sofa

Lievore Altherr Molina / Expormim

The starting point for ‘Livit’, the inviting new outdoor sectional sofa by Barcelona-based design studio Lievore Altherr Molina, was childhood memories of siestas in hammocks on warm summer afternoons. Produced by Spanish brand Expormim and designed with a sophisticated attention to the finer details, the sofa features ample cushions on a slender aluminium frame, creating a result that the designers say, ‘balances comfort and lightness with the aim of providing a blithesome relax’. Available in multiple compositions and also in chair and chaise longue versions, the seating comes in shades that range from a deep green to a neutral ice grey, and exudes a Mediterranean elegance while at the same time appearing light and effortless.


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.


Draga & Aurel / Baxter
€ 980

This set of tables by Draga Obradovic and Aurel Basedow are part of a collection that marks Italian company Baxter’s first foray into outdoor furniture. Made from coloured concrete, their textured sides and sleek appearance elevate an austere material to luxury status.

’Wrap’ sofa and chaise longue

Omi Tahara / Yamakawa Rattan
Price on request

Japanese born, Milan-trained designer Omi Tahara has created a perfect garden repose in this elongated chaise longue. Made by Yamakawa Rattan, Japans first manufacturer of wicker who source their wares from rainforests in Kalimantan and Sumatra, here they modernise the material to become weather-resistant. Available in both hand woven natural rattan and a wicker-look synthetic fibre for outdoor use, ’Wrap’ is further defined by its arched backrest that creates a contemprary visual volume and comfortable, supportive spring.


Florent Coirier / Emu
Price on request

An industrial style grid defines the backrest of this new chair frame by French designer Florent Coirier, for Italian brand Emu. Based in Rome, the company takes pride in its affordable, simplistic products that utilise versatile alloys such as steel and aluminium. For ’Lyze,’ Coirier was inspired by the words ’aerial’ and ’lightness’ for the geometry that marries squares in the stainless steel grid with a circular aluminium seat and tubular legs.


’Shit’ pot

The Shit Museum

Made from a variable blend of dry dung, straw, farm waste and clay, Merdacotta is the raw material developed by the experimental Italian Shit Museum, underlining the principles of recycling and rebirth. Here the material has been artfully shaped into a flowerpot and an accompanying saucer that embraces all the aesthetic hallmarks of the Shit brand: simplicity, clean cut lines and rural shapes. Much lighter and robust than traditional terracotta, the odourless Merdacotta is distinguished by its rough surface, here stamped with the museum’s logo.

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Clover Garden

Ionna Vautrin / Lexon

Lexon pride themselves on creating small, useful, accessible items. The ’Clover Garden’ lamp is no exception. Created by French designer Ionna Vautrin, the simple yet playful outdoor light automatically switches on and off by sensor. It is water resistant, rain-fast, and runs economically on solar power. The pointed stake slots neatly into turf, or can be embedded in a plant pot. ’Clover Garden’ is available in three pop colours, all that are whimsically designed to be gathered to form a vibrant flowerbed of lights.


Ramón Úbeda & Otto Canalda / Metalarte
From £290

Stoneware continues to show off its elegance with this portable lantern. A fully Spanish project, ’Rolling’ is designed by Ramón Úbeda & Otto Canalda for Barcelona-based brand Metalarte. The crafted piece was formed as part of architectural lighting collection ‘Stones,’ a range for both outdoor and indoor use. ’Rolling’ brings a rough, organic aesthetic into the warm home set while merging innately with the garden. Úbeda and Canalda here show a unique skill with turning bold, raw material into a sleek and refined finishing product. Photography: Eugeni Aguiló


’Tailored’ outdoor lighting

Matteo Thun / Simes
Price on request

Italian designer Matteo Thun combined teak wood and aluminium to create outdoor lighting collection for Franciacorta-based brand Simes. The versatile, geometric blocks can be positioned on grass or concrete, as well as hanging from the ceiling or wall. Following a years’ worth of research, both entities hoped to achieve a perfect dispersal of light. The subtle downlighting reveals an intricate patina in the wood, meaning each piece is unique and characterful. The collection will be presented at Light + Building in Frankfurt this March.

Lou Lou

Raffaella Mangiarotti / Serralunga
Price on request

Italian brand Serralunga have added new metallic hues to their LouLou outdoor table collection. Formed from a collaboration with Francesca Valan – a specialist in innovative colour design – the table features a striking, matt golden, copper or titanium top, on a wide, conical base. Imagined by in-house designer Raffaella Mangiarotti, this unique, field-mushroom was inspired by the iconic Serralunga ’Newpot’ vase. LouLou is available in a variety of useful sizes, and the round top seen here can be exchanged for a square one.



Says Who / Skagerak

A fine mix of lacquered aluminium and upholstery make up this outdoor sofa by Scandinavian furniture brand Skargerak. Here shown in ash, the simple two-seater carries an aesthetic that lends itself to Danish summertime. Designed by duo Says Who, the angular frame and short legs give the piece a modern feel while its fresh, minimalist hues allow it to be paired easily with the rest of the outdoor set up.



Ladies & Gentlemen / Avo
From $3300

This lounge chair is a collaboration between designers Ladies & Gentleman Studio and leather experts AVO. The all-American made piece is a culmination of uniquely hand painted leather by Avo and a deck-chair style frame designed by Dylan Davis & Jean Lee of Ladies & Gentlemen Studio using their graphic aesthetic which uses soft hues and curves. Available in hammock version by using rope to suspend the piece, they arrive in two altered leather designs of pale diagonally striped with a copper frame, or a criss-cross stripe with a brass frame.

Rounded Metal Planters

Brook & Lyn
Small planter $1,150

Brook & Lyn founded in 2009 and has travelled from East forming in New York and moved West Coast, settling their studio in LA. Since experiencing the Californian dessert lifestyle, the husband-wife duo have set to create cosy homes for the robust plants that live in the hot and harsh conditions. They have produced these handmade curvaceous metal planters taking inspiration from the shape of succulents of the desert. In contrast to cacti and other sharp plants, the cylinders are smooth, shiny and slightly feminine in pastel hues such as, pale grey and subtle beige; they are also available in an assortment of sizes.


Lanzavecchia + Wai
On request

A domestic workstation for cooking and sharing – this is the idea behind ’SUNPlace,’ Lanzavecchia + Wai’s take on the classic barbecue. The design duo’s cooking table allows users to cook using the most basic, self-sufficient, clean and inexhaustible energy source: the sun. Created for the Aldo Colonetti-curated exhibition ’Le Affinità Selettive’, for this year’s Milan’s Expo, the ’SUNPlace’ combines technology with conviviality. The table is equipped with a panel that holds a fresnel lens, concentrating the sun’s rays onto a cast-iron grill below. People can sit around the table, on matching stools, and cook on the grill using geometric tools. The pair call it ‘an evolution of the ancient “fireplace” that warms entertains and feeds’, citing inspirations such as tribal rituals and traditional family gatherings.

’Goncen’ lamp

William Pianta / Nahoor
Price on request

Designer William Pianta’s desire to re-interpret the values of Italian design language and explore light’s functions resulted in Nahoor, a brand that produces small collections of subtly modern pieces made by artisans. Pianta’s Goncen light is an outdoor table light inspired by lanterns, available as a wireless lamp with a rechargeable LED as well as a wired version which reproduces a more natural candlelight. The minimal metal base (available in chromed or brushed brass as well as shiny or matte black and white painted versions) is attached to a handle which forms the piece’s silhouette, holding a frosted Murano glass dome.

’Blow’ daybed

Emanuele Magini / Gufram

Experts in Radical Design, Italian furniture brand Gufram have been creating pop art pieces since they were founded in the 1960s. This summer they have released ’Blow’ – an avant-garde outdoor lounger channelling a 1970s inflatable pool mattress. Designed by Emanuele Magini, the playful piece appears as a floating lilo on tubular aluminium legs and uses polyurethane foam to create its curvaceous blow-up shape. The retro lounger is then lined with Kvadrat fabric in two evocative colours – navy blue with bright red piping or a more subtle grey that is brightened up with sunny yellow piping.

‘Plant tower’ series

Kristina Kjaer
Prices on request

Danish designer Kristina Kjaer combines traditional pottery techniques with a Spartan structural shape in her ‘Plant Tower’ plant stand series. Each terracotta vase is handmade and combined with black steel frames of varying heights. The pots are a stand-out of the designer’s continuing experiments with natural resources and traditional manufacturing techniques.

‘Giellina’ collection

Antonino Sciortino / Baxter
Prices on request

A collaboration between Antonino Sciortino, a former dancer-turned-contemporary blacksmith and sculptor, and Italian furniture company Baxter has resulted in this charming collection of linear iron pieces. It consists of two chairs and two side tables forged from metal tubes, which allow for the creation of striking shapes and interesting shadows. The set features ‘Vestita’ (‘dressed’), bristling iron rods, and ‘Nuda’ (‘naked’), with a more streamlined outline.

‘Butterfly’ seating

Patricia Urquiola / B&B Italia

This year B&B Italia set itself the challenge of creating its first fully upholstered outdoor furniture range, enlisting the help of designer Patricia Urquiola. The result is ‘Butterfly’, a sinuous modular seating system that gets its name from the butterfly shape created where the outer corner joins the armrest and the backrest. The series is composed of several pieces, including an ottoman, and corner and centre sofa elements, allowing for endless configurations.


Tyler Hays / BDDW

Tyler Hays’ take on the deckchair combines exquisite details with nostalgic craftsmanship. The bronze frame holds a sling seat and is equipped with wooden armrests, a drink tray and a cylindrical leather pillow. The various options devised by Hays for the chair include different woods and a seat available in tan leather, shearling and canvas.

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