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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‘Tent’ chair

Layer / Moroso
Price on request

At this year’s Salone del Mobile, Benjamin Hubert of design agency Layer realised the '‘Tent’ chair, a seamless 3D-knitted seat for Italian furniture brand Moroso. ‘Tent’ is created from a single piece of recycled nylon (made up of over 2 million knitted loops and 50,000m of yarn) that is stretched over a steel frame. The structure is a nod to the traditional frame of a tent with the fabric stretched out and held in place by guide ropes. Digital knitting techniques allows for cushions to be integrated into the chair’s main fabric too, while the breathable material boasts suitable for both indoor and out.

www.layerdesign.com

‘Curve’, ‘Serpentine’ and ‘Stratus’ sofas

Adrian Pearsall / RH Modern
Prices start at $2,795

When a midcentury sofa in the reception area of the RH Modern Gallery in LA attracted a lot of admiring comments, the Californian furniture company felt compelled to do a little detective work to determine its origins. Its designer turned out to be Adrian Pearsall, who had spent the 1950s and 1960s creating furniture characterised by soft, undulating curves. Aftern contacting Pearsall’s estate, RH received permission to reissue his designs and the result is a series of three sinuous seating collections: Curve, Serpentine and Stratus.

As originally featured in the May 2017 issue of Wallpaper* (W*218)

rhmodern.com

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.

Available from WallpaperSTORE*

www.store.wallpaper.com

'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.

Available from WallpaperSTORE*

www.store.wallpaper.com

Tables

Petit h / Neal Feay
Price on request

The latest offering from Petit h, the playfully experimental arm of Hermès, is a collection of tables created in conjunction with Californian aluminium masters Neal Feay. At first glance, one wouldn't think the two companies had much in common. ‘But actually, we have lots,’ says Pascale Mussard, a sixth-generation member of the Hermès family and the brains behind Petit h. ‘A family affair, legacy and innovation, a love for material, and the desire to make simple, beautiful objects with the juxtaposition of each other’s know-how.’ Their signature materials – leather and aluminium – come together strikingly in this collection of tables, formed of two contrasting colours that complement each other perfectly.

As originally featured in the April 2017 issue of Wallpaper* (W*217)

www.hermes.com/petith

‘Scape’ armchair

Mary Featherston / Grazia & Co
Price on request

When Australian designer Grant Featherson created his first piece of furniture in 1951 he couldn’t have known it would become a classic that, 66 years later, would be much copied and form the basis of a new collection. The ‘R160 Contour’ chair, with its plywood shell and high-backed form, is the centrepiece of a new collaboration between Featherstone's wife Mary (Grant died in 1995), manufacturer Gordon Mather Industries, and retailer and design house Grazia & Co. A total of 17 pieces, including the ‘Scape’ armchair, have been given contemporary finishes and fabrics while maintaining the integrity of the original designs.

graziaandco.com.au

'Verve' chair

Geckeler Michels / Frederica
£214

From the drawing boards of German studio Geckeler Michels, 'Verve' is a versatile cup chair with unique sculptural qualities. Based on three geometric forms, the sinuous nature of the chair seems to change depending on the angle from which it is viewed. 'Verve' also has an undeniable synergy with manufacturers Fredericia Furniture's design language, 'the clear geometric shapes used in 'Verve' call to mind the formal design idiom applied by Nanna Ditzel in her work for Fredericia in the 1990s, and track back to the geometrical aspects of Børge Mogensen’s rational approach to design' explain the designers.

www.fredericia.com

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

‘Tailor’ lounge sofa

Rui Alves / Menu
£6,200

Inspired by the memory of his grandfather’s favourite tailor shop, Portuguese designer Rui Alves has designed a beautiful upholstered sofa for Menu. With an intent to show off every facet of its structure, Rui has exposed every part of the chair, from the solid oak frame and its wood joins to the leather upholstery. The result is a light and airy appearance that is stunning from any angle.

www.store.wallpaper.com

‘Brogue’ table

Bethan Gray / Lapicida
From £4,200

The ‘Brogue’ table side table is the latest sculptural creation to come from Bethan Gray’s collaboration with Lapicida. The design has been translated into solid white Carrara marble, complete with punched and stitched edge detailing rendered into the stone. The architectural piece offers a unique and contemporary approach to decorative stone and adds a luxury accent to the space.

www.lapicida.com

‘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

‘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

‘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.

Available from WallpaperSTORE*

www.store.wallpaper.com

‘Pita’ daybed

Alejandra Carmona and Caterina Moretti / Peca
Price on request

Mexican design studio Peca has launched its first daybed design ‘Pita’. The name derives from a traditional embroidery technique called piteado, which resembles fallen rain, and is featured on the cylindrical leather cushion. The daybed's frame is made from wood-turned solid oak with playful modular cushions upholstered in a grayscale palette of fabrics.

www.peca.com.mx

'Heart Cone' chair

Verner Panton / Vitra
£2,490

Verner Panton’s designs are a fuse of pop art and Scandinavian modernism. The 'Heart Cone Chair', which takes its name from the heart-shaped silhouette, features extended wings as the backrest. The modern interpretation of the classic wingback chair holds a playful nature which resembles Mickey Mouse ears.

Available from WallpaperSTORE*

www.store.wallpaper.com

'Isa' boulder

Isabelle de Borchgrave / Serax
£24

Isabelle de Borchgrave has made an impact in the world of fashion and design. For the Belgian artist's collaboration with Serax, she is turning her fantasy and imagination into art that is accessible to all. ‘Milieux de vos tables’, her hand-painted paper collection was inspired by Tunisian and Coptic ceramics. This large blue boulder, made of papier-mâché, would be a tasteful addition for the mantelpiece.

Available from WallpaperSTORE*

www.store.wallpaper.com

‘Primo Terrazzo Tavolini’ tables

Theo Williams / Another Brand
From £225

Another Brand's wooden ‘Primo Tavolini’ tables have been given a new look for 2017: a Terrazzo finish. Comprising an intensely polished mixture of marble-chip and cement, the trio of stool-shaped tables are desiged by the brand's creative director Theo Williams and offer the luxe of marble, with all the versatility of cement, resulting in a highly customisable, bold range.

www.anotherbrand.co.uk

'Outline Dogward' rug

André Fu / Tai Ping
Price on request

Hong Kong-based interior designer André Fu designed this urban-toned rug for Tai Ping’s new collection, 'Edition 2' – a geometric colour-fest featuring rugs by six rising international designers. Fu’s 'aerial view' design plays on the concept of tracing contours of furniture. The result is a whimsical yet minimalist rug on which you can place your own furniture.

www.houseoftaiping.com

'Wind' table

Victoria Wilmotte / Matière Grise
€360 each

French designer Victoria Wilmotte was inspired by the folding techniques in origami for these low tables. Made of steel, the geometric tables are available in playfully bold hues for an exciting contemporary addition to the space. Designed for French retailer Matière Grise, Wilmotte has also realised a futuristic mirror for the collection that also nods to her sharp aesthetic.

www.matieregrise-decoration.fr

'Neckline' vase

Ghaith & Jad / House of Today
£293

Presenting flora in an abstract fashion is this vase by Ghaith & Jad. 'Neckline' highlights the detachment of flowers from their natural context by displaying singular stems from the centre of a mute and vast disc. Constructed from stainless steel anchored by a stone stand, which props up the stem, the design duo's creation unites the structure of metal and stone with the fluidity of nature. Exclusively available through WallpaperSTORE*, the white vase was commissioned for The Shop, a pop-up offering of home and office products in Beirut selected by House of Today, WallpaperSTORE* and guest curator Nicolas Bellavance-Lecompte.

www.store.wallpaper.com

'Blocks' table

Andy Martin Studio
£4,800

Australian-born architect Andy Martin has created new iterations of his 2013 'Blocks' range. Realising the resin pieces in circular table configurations, the sculptural pieces adopt an ethereal quality in hazy yet vibrant hues. Available in frosted or glossy versions, the tables can be appear as visually striking ornaments that effortlessly play with shape and colour.

www.andymartinstudio.com

'Yemen' vase

Ettore Sottsass / Venini
£1.560

This 1998 geometric vase by Ettore Sottsass for Venini possesses all the defining features of the Italian designer's aesthetics. Made up of three separate blown Murano glass pieces in green, black and red, 'Yemen' is not just monumental and architectural, but rich in symbolism too.

Available at WallpaperSTORE*

www.store.wallpaper.com

'Block' sofa

Mut Design Studio / Missana

Spanish design studio Mut embraces their geometric aesthetic for their seating collection for Missana. Available as sofa or armchair, the compact silhouettes play with modern shapes, pairing bold curved seats with solid cube and rectangular bases. While available in muted grey and beige, it is the contemporary wine red and electric blue that strike us as a statement sculpture in the living space.

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'Kilo TL Nero Portoro' lamp

Kalmar Werkstätten
€990

Kalmar Werkstätten releases another limited edition 'Kilo' design, this time in a darker marble. The Austrian brand's lamp embodies a slim polished nickel stem that contrasts its jet black Nero Portoro marble stand, set with natural golden veins. The base is paired with an impressively large silken shade that further cajoles with the model's balance.

werkstaetten.kalmarlighting.com

'Cloud' Chair

Bart Lens / INDERA
€2600

'Cloud' aims to offer up a contemporary design alternative to the often old fashioned recliner chair. Designed by Belgium studio Bart Lens for Indera, the model provides a unique combination of modern design, pioneering technology and ultimate seating comfort. The playfully curvaceous model is ergonomically adjustable with a folding footrest, and is available in a range of fabric and leather types, with or without electric reclining mechanism.

www.indera.be

'COLUM(N) 3.40' stool

NOVA OBIECTA
€1280

Paris-based design studio and manufacturer Nova Obiecta has released a limited edition 100 units of this organic, handmade side table or stool. The multifaceted pieces, both sourced and produced in France, pose a geometric take on solid cork, and are bound with hand polished copper or brass rings. Nova Obiecta's creations, described as 'sculptural furniture', pay tribute to both Kinetic and Op art movements.

www.novaobiecta.com

BULBS

Caroline Prisse / Lensvelt
€1299

Netherlands-based contract furniture brand Lensvelt presents BULBS, a unique range of hand-blown hanging lights. Designed by Caroline Prisse, the spheres of light are not perfectly round, each lamp sports a concave indent, a quality Prisse argues ‘makes the objects look human’. The pendants are available in six hues of transparent green, yellow, blue and red.

www.lensvelt.nl

Ovo-ovO

Ida Elke
€2552

The functions of Danish designer Ida Elke’s new furniture object Ovo-ovO are secondary to a play with palindromic principles. A palindrome is a sequence that can be read both backwards and forwards. Its name reflects the nature of the sandcast aluminum object itself: turned one way, Ovo-ovO serves as a stool and sidetable, with the other, it can be used as a vessel, vase or bowl.

www.elkeland.dk

Roman 'Holders'

Raffaella Mangiarotti / Atipico
From €65

Raffaella Mangiarotti has reinterpretted Roman classicism with contemporary Italian materials, resulting in this delicate, sculptural tableware range for Atipico. The designer was struck by a catalogue of Roman art that featured a glass vessel with two loop handles, that 'looked like it had been made recently in Murano, and instead was an ancient artifact'. This inspired her looping metal candlesticks, jars, and vases, that use a single strip of golden metal to suspend their glass contents to ethereal effect.

www.atipico.it