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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‘Ilda’ tables

Jean-Marie Massaud / Poliform
Price on request

The focal point of these exquisite tables, created by Poliform in collaboration with an artisanal foundry, are the handmade, asymmetric, branch-like bases in wrought bronze, supporting marble or resin tops.

www.poliform.it

‘Courtesy’ table

Michele Seppia / Nero Design Gallery
£638

Designed by Michele Seppia for Nero Design, the ‘Courtesy’ table uses shape and material to take you on a journey across space and time. With a top made of Giallo di Siena marble and an iron base featuring blue enamel detailing, the piece was produced as a limited-edition series of 30.

Available from WallpaperSTORE*

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'Diedro’ sideboard

Pietro Russo / Gallotti & Radice
£7,130

Russo has added a subtle lightness to this monumental sideboard, which features a geometric pattern formed from Taba Frisè white wood and Tanganika black wood, as well as black glass and mirrored interiors.

Photography: Paola Dossi

www.gallottiradice.it

Box system

Mater
£180

A multifaceted storage system, Mater’s box system offers endless possibilities for all areas of the home. With an equal emphasis on style and sustainability, the modular system is crafted from ecologically harvested Indian mango wood, and is finished with an environmentally a lead-free, water-based PU lacquer. This large Sirka grey box may also be used as a side table or as wall-mounted shelving.

Available from WallpaperSTORE*

www.store.wallpaper.com

‘Grand Sofà’

Antonio Citterio / Vitra

Vitra has collaborated with designer Antonio Citterio for more than 25 years, the brand’s most durable design relationship to date. The latest collaboration is the ‘Grand Sofà’ series, which meshes modernity with comfort. ‘When you think about a sofa, you have to think about how people live,’ says Citterio, noting how the domestic use of a sofa has changed significantly over the years, the piece becoming the focus of a multi-functional family room. His design reflects these societal changes, serving as a generously proportioned soft platform for free time, with a modular composition that allows for multiple arrangements.

Photography: Paola Dossi

www.vitra.com

‘Mellow’ vase

Studio Hattern
£152

Studio Hattern’s ‘Mellow’ vase is a minimalist interpretation of the moments of colour, tone, texture and light conveyed in Impressionist paintings. Graduating tones of green and blue are paired with a blurred transparent finish that causes the acrylic vase's colours to change and diffuse under the effect of refracted lighting. The result is an object that offers a unique experience of colour and light through a contemporary realisation of an iconic art movement.

Available from WallpaperSTORE*

www.store.wallpaper.com

‘Era’ armchair

David Lopez Quincoces / Living Divani
€1,562

We’re used to the sleek, well-proportioned designs that David Lopez Quincoces has created for Living Divani over the years, and the new ‘Era’ armchair is proof of how well the designer and the brand work together. Spanish-born, Milan-based Lopez Quincoces created a sophisticated chair that pairs minimal tubular steel legs in gunmetal grey with a welcoming padded curved seat and back. Forming part of a product family that includes a dining chair and a coffee table and is characterised by the same slim lines, the ‘Era’ armchair is available in a discreet grey or rich burgundy, in fabric or leather upholstery.

Photography: Paola Dossi

www.livingdivani.it

‘Echo’ side table

Mark Albrecht
$4250

Mixing minimalism and modernism, Mark Albrecht studio has developed a fresh take on the side table with this new piece. Launched this summer, the table is a combination of wood, steel and leather to form a utilitarian piece handmade in Albrecht’s New York workshop. The round, vertical shaft of the ‘Echo’ minimises vibration, and the ‘Solist’ – a version with only the top tray – is ideal for sliding under a sofa to maximize living space. 'With my latest work, I feel I am probing deeper into my roots as a sculptor,' says Albrecht, who reaches the perfect balance between the practical and ornamental in the entire new collection that also includes mirror and table lamp.

www.markalbrechtstudio.com

'56' daybed

Ron Gilad / Adele C
Price on request

Ron Gilad’s way with wit has long been part of the designer’s oeuvre. This visual amusement is something that is undeniable in his latest project for Italian furniture brand Adele-C. The '56' daybed quirkily plays with scale; it is an upholstered seat with legs that take the form of Thonet's 'no.14' chairs that have been shrunk and reproduced in lacquered steel.  ‘While creating pieces for Adele-C, I allowed myself the freedom to play with extreme irony and scale, while maintaining the balance between the useful and the abstract’ explains Gilad, ‘going all the way to the edge of the cliff but not jumping off.’

www.adele-c.it

‘Curva’ magazine holder

AYTM
£138

Undulating strands come together to form AYTM's ‘Curva’ magazine holder, a playful yet sleek storage solution. Between each rise and fall of the thin brass-finished bars, space is created for magazines and small books to sit neatly in a beautiful design that will introduce a contemporary aesthetic into any space.

Available from WallpaperSTORE*

www.store.wallpaper.com

‘Homework’ collection

Home Studios
Price on request

After years of creating stylish interiors for restaurants and bars around the US, Home Studios has launched its first furniture and objects collection, wittily named Homework. The Brooklyn-based design studio, whose creative flair has defined the look of cherished local haunts such as Tørst in Brooklyn, Gwen in LA, and Seaworthy at the Ace Hotel in New Orleans, has always custom-designed furniture and lighting for its interiors projects, so launching its own range was a natural next step. The collection, which includes a table, vase, mirror, shelf and sconce, incorporates a variety of noble materials, such as marble, plated silver, leather and rose gold glass. ‘We looked a lot at the paintings of Édouard Vuillard, Pierre Bonnard and Peter Doig, and the photographs of Brassaï and Paul Strand, among others,’ says Oliver Haslegrave, who founded the firm with his brother Evan in 2009. The pieces focus on ‘the process of craft and continual experimentation’, Haslegrave adds, just like the studio’s evocative environments. Homework launched at Sight Unseen Offsite last month.

As originally featured in the June 2017 issue of Wallpaper* (W*219)

www.homestudios.nyc

‘Kiritam’ table lamp

Ettore Sottsass / Venini
€5,900

Design world darling Ettore Sottsass would have been 100 this year, and it is being seen by all who brushed shoulders with him and his studio, and others besides, as an excuse to raid his archive and reissue forgotten works. You’ll hear no complaints here. This lamp is a Murano glass and metal gem designed by Sottsass in 1994, and manufactured by Venini. One of two pieces inspired by his travels in India to be reissued by the glass masters this year (the other reissue will be the ‘Ratrih’ floor lamp), the ‘Kiritam’ table lamp represents his love of geometric stacks or totems, with the glass volumes themselves forming the bulk of the sculptural piece.

As originally featured in the June 2017 issue of Wallpaper* (W*219)

www.venini.com

‘Caged’ lighting

Massimo Minale / Buster + Punch
From £199

‘Caged’ is a new collection of modular lighting solutions from lifestyle brand Buster & Punch that was inspired by London’s steel skyline. Designed by architect Massimo Minale, the flattering ambient light is framed by a graphic outline of solid matte black steel, finished with a matte black knurled lamp holder and penny buttons. Comprising eight interchangeable wall and ceiling light options and colours, ‘Caged’ adds industrial panache to any home.

www.busterandpunch.com

‘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*

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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.

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‘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*

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‘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*

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'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*

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