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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‘Globe’ lamp

Workstead
$1,645

American interior design studio Workstead favours a minimalist palette in its designs. The studio has expanded its 'Signal' lighting range with a new addition, the ‘Globe’ lamp. The delicate piece features a thin pull chain and a large glass globe for a poetic, jewel-like finish. ‘Globe’ is available in brass, silver and nickel finishes.

www.workstead.com

‘S5 Torch’ lighting bunch

Sylvain Willenz / Established & Sons
£708

In an ultra modern take on the chandelier, Sylvain Willenz's 'S5 Torch' for Established & Sons references both the torch and car headlights in its playful design. Combining a bundle of five black lights in varying sizes, each one bearing a grainy matt exterior surface, the bold light is a showstopping centrepiece and features a 140cm drop that is ideal for double height spaces.

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‘Excavation’ sculptures

Wang & Söderström / Unique Board
From $500

Copenhagen-based design studio Wang & Söderström were inspired by the science of archaeology and the readings of human activity for their series of sculptural vases 'Excavation.’ Bought to life by New York-based Unique Board, they use 3D printing to join together the plaster and monochrome resin. The result is a range of abstract and vibrant vessels that are imbued with a playful confetti-style design.

www.wangsoderstrom.com

‘Meme’ vases

Katia Tolsykh
Price on request

Multi-disciplinary Russian designer Katia Tolstykh looked to brutalist Soviet vases and sculptures as the starting point for her ‘Meme’ vase collection. Each of the abstract designs take subtle cues from impressive brutalist shapes, but Tolstykh realises them in a smaller scale, and more playful tones. Her contemporary collection uses pastel blues, pinks and oranges to create geometric patterns on the vases for a particularly unique range.

www.katiatolstykh.com

‘Quindici’ chair

Ronan and Erwan Bouroulle / Mattiazzi
Price on request

After the sculpted wood ‘Osso’ collection, and the ‘Uncino’ task chairs with black metal rods, the prolific Bouroullec brothers have come up with another sublime design for Italian furniture company Mattiazzi. The French design duo’s ‘Quindici’ lounger is a striking piece with an angled back and sharp lines that give more than a few nods to Gerrit Rietveld’s iconic ‘Red Blue’ chair. Its rigid construction, made of ash wood in natural, black or grey, is complemented by an upholstered element (not pictured here) – a first for Mattiazzi, which has been producing wooden furniture from its workshop near Trieste since 1979. The upholstery is a discreet and thin addition, creating what Ronan Bouroullec calls a ‘sandwich’ effect, complemented by a selection of three Kvadrat/Raf Simons ‘Vidar’ fabrics in white, dark green and black to contrast with the wood. A chaise longue version is also available.

Photography: Paola Dossi

www.mattiazzi.eu

‘WireRing’ lamp

Formafantasma / Flos
Price on request

Andrea Trimarchi and Simone Farresin of design studio Formafantasma have always had a penchant for poetic illumination. And this year was definitely a light year for the pair, who presented both an immersive retrospective of their past lighting works, as well as two new lamps developed with Italian lighting giant Flos. Their ‘WireRing’ wall lamp is a simple idea turned into a functional feat of technology, combining a geometric form with a belt-like LED strip. Available in a variety of colours and finishes, the ‘WireRing’ lamp is an example of minimal design achieving maximum effect.

Photography: Baker Evans. Writer: Rosa Bertoli

www.flos.com

‘Segment 6’ console

Apparatus
$29,000

New York-based duo Gabriel Hendifar and Jeremy Anderson side-shifted from fashion and public relations respectively to launch design studio Apparatus in 2012. The pair began by experimenting with vintage lighting parts to create unusual lamps, soon establishing a signature style that merges contemporary geometries, nostalgic touches and an industrial aesthetic. Over the years, they have developed an impressive portfolio of lighting (including the bestselling ‘Cloud’ chandelier) and branched out into home accessories and furniture. Presented this year, the ‘Segment’ dining collection is a particularly elegant series of softly rounded tables and consoles. Finished and assembled by hand in New York, they comprise a curving lacquered top balanced on a translucent resin base held together with fluted aged brass hardware.

Photography: Baker Evans. Writer: Rosa Bertoli

www.apparatusstudio.com

‘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

TAGS: LEE BROOM

‘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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‘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

‘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.

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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

‘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

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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TAGS: SWAROVSKI

Double-ended magazine bookend

Folmer Christensen / Folle
£45

This award-winning, satin-polished stainless steel bookend was designed by Folmer Christensen. Featuring the flawless curves and simplicity of Scandinavian design, it is manufactured in Denmark by Folle’s skilled craftsmen. Conceived specifically for magazines, the tall, double-ended piece will hold your favourite issues of Wallpaper* in style.

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'Valsusa' armchair

Pool
€7,500

Four different geometric shapes make up the latest design by French studio Pool. Launched recently at Operae festival in Turin, Italy, with the support of Gallery S Bensimon, the 'Valsusa' armchair has two contrasting finishes: plush blue velvet for the seating, arm- and backrest, countered with an oak leg sheathed in a tough, rustic hide. The sculptural chair echoes Pool's conceptual experimentations with shapes, and the studio's ability to transform these into functional furniture.

work.poolhouse.eu

TAGS: SEATING

'Tama' vase

Nousaku
£99

Made of brass, this golden sphere vase is available in two sizes. The solid piece's refined shape make them ideal for a simple, slanting flower arrangement, ikebana-style. Meticulously made, each item is hand-polished by Nousaku craftsmen in their Takaoka workshop.

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'Credenza Soie' rug

Patricia Urquiola / Cc-tapis
£3,249

Fusing Patricia Urquiola’s contemporary design aesthetic with the art of Le Dictateur founder Federico Pepe, the cc-tapis 'Credenza' collection is an unexpected amalgamation of many ideas. Traditional technique and abstract graphics have been brought together for a modern take on stained-glass. Here applied to the 'Credenza Soie' rug, the patterns are handwoven from Himalayan wool and pure silk. The result is an item that not only furnishes, but enters into a relationship with its surroundings and creates an unforgettable presence.

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'Zodiac' shelving

Nichetto Studio / Zaozuo
from ¥88

Centred around a hexagonal metal framework, Zodiac is a multifunctional modular display system. Paired with attachable polyurethane accessories, its elegant geometrical networks form complex constellations, serving as a shelving device, mirror and coat hook. Nodding to its astrological namesake, Zodiac offers a sophisticated play with its web of lines to act as a sleek artistic wall hanging, as well as a multifunctional system.

www.nichettostudio.com

Linear dispenser

Dimitri Bähler
£167

Taken from Dimitri Bähler Studio's Volumes, Patterns, Textures & Colors (VPT&C) collection, this linear dispenser is the outcome of a series of decorative experimentations. A unique bidimensional pattern on the surface of the yellow and pink dispenser plays with volume, while Bähler's self-developed glaze offers a unique texture. The result is an active demonstration of a series of techniques, and an original dialogue between functionality and non-functionality, minimalism and decoration.

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‘Ruban’ square mirror

Inga Sempé / Hay
£49

French designer Inga Sempé is known for her light, playful creations, and her ‘Ruban’ range of mirrors for Danish brand Hay is no exception. The square and rectangular mirrors come with rounded corners and are framed with simple ribbons that extend into a loop for hanging. The graphic collection comprises five different sizes, including a large horizontal mirror, each framed in a bold colour.

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Large sculpture

AYTM
£22

The largest of the two pieces which make up AYTM's 'Moles' collection, this piece can be used as both a bookend and sculpture. Crafted from concrete, the sturdy block cuts a contemporary silhouette, while its rough surface offers a beautiful contrast to the rounded edges.

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'Palladio' console

Claesson Koivisto Rune / Artifort
£437

A series of simple tables with classic proportions, Swedish architecture and design practice Claesson Koivisto Rune’s Palladio collection for Dutch company Artifort is a colourful expression of minimalist design. The tables, such as this slender console, are characterised by the subtle joint between the legs and the top, developed by Artifort’s in-house engineers. ‘We were equally inspired by the work of the Venetian master of Renaissance architecture Andrea Palladio and the minimalistic sculptures of American artist Donald Judd,’ explain the designers.

www.artifort.com

'Lollipop'

Boris Klimek / Lasvit
£1.875

Based on a fascination with transparency and perception, Boris Klimek's 'Lollipop' collection of tables and lighting for Lasvit is at once playful and functional. Experimenting with the technique of slumped glass, Klimek has combined organically-shaped glass plates with a metal holder and an inserted light source to produce the 'Lollipop' pendant light. The result is a stunning centrepiece light that also offers a beautifully distorted view of reality through a turquoise lens.

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TAGS: LASVIT

'Papillon' wall light

Bernhardt & Vella / Arflex
€1,250

An appliqué light that plays with transparency, colour and geometry, ‘Papillon’ was designed by the Milan-based studio of Ellen Bernhardt and Paola Vella as part of a collection that also includes a series of room dividers in a similar style. The asymmetric light is formed of contrastingly coloured glass shapes with two LED strips held in place by a brass axis. It’s the first glass project by Arflex and an elegant addition to the company’s eclectic furniture range.

www.arflex.it

Tasse Ciment Haute

Frédérick Gautier / Serax
£19

Crafted from cement stoneware, Frédérick Gautier's teapot and mug collection for Serax pays tribute to architecture and the many materials that have enabled humanity to survive. As such, the roughly hewn surface of the 'Tasse Ciment Haute' is reflective of the primitive imperfections of manmade matter, while the simplicity of its elongated rectangular handle is a continuation of the elementary shapes found throughout Gautier's work.

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'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

Galileo

Mario Ferrarini / Living Divani
€1,457

For the first mirror in the Living Divani collection, the company enlisted Como-based designer Mario Ferrarini, who played with balance and geometry to create ‘Galileo’. Available in two sizes – 60cm or 90cm in diameter – the mirror is suspended by a thin steel wire and resembles a giant pendulum, poised to swing. Its imposing size is contrasted by the lightness of its form and the brilliance of its bronze finish. Looking glasses don’t get much better looking.

www.livingdivani.it

'Hesperide' letter sorter

Carsten Gollnick / Schönbuch
£116

Never lose a letter again: as part of the Hesperide collection, designed by Berlin-based Carsten Gollnick for German manufacturer Schönbuch, this oiled walnut letter sorter is the perfect entrance area accessory. Keeping neat and tidy has never looked so good.

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Bookends

Arcahorn
£517

Designed by Arcahorn’s creative director, Filippo Dini, this pair of bookends consists of two lacquered wood blocks – each the size and shape of a small coffee table book – on sleek stainless steel bases. Each of their edges has been adorned with two pieces of finely polished dark horn. Part of Arcahorn’s gift collection, the bookends are handmade in Italy by the brand’s skilled craftsmen.

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