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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’Trio’ unit

Achille Castiglioni / Karakter

Milanese designer Achille Castiglioni thought a lot about lost spaces. So much so that many of his designs were intended to slot into the empty corners of the home — areas where precious square metres and inches were lost due to layout. Designed by Castiglioni in collaboration with Giancarlo Pozzi, ’Trio’ is a triangular multipurpose unit intended to fit into empty corners. Crafted from black stained oak, the unit offers three shelves and will make the most out of awkwardly shaped voids at home and in the office.

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‘Stele’ cabinet

Samuel Chan / Channels
Price on request

Samuel Chan’s new ‘Stele’ cabinets for Channels have a monolithic, sci-fi appearance, with all six functional elements united by exactly the same proportions. If you are seeking some kind of universal order – at home as well as work – then the complete set of larder, bureau, wardrobe, bar and two shelving units can be mixed and matched to create a world of universal harmony. As with all of Chan’s work, meticulous craftsmanship is paired with elegant lines. We’re especially taken by the clever bar unit, a brooding but fun-filled presence (with secret side storage for special vintages) that’s perfect for the corner of any corner office or executive den.

’Lei-Lui’ armoured cabinet

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Agresti’s elegant armoires are a more than acceptable way of placing a strongbox in plain sight. Its armoured cabinets are exquisitely finished but supremely secure, with biometric tech for opening and secret compartments galore for stashing everything from jewellery to documents. The latest finishes for the Lei-Lui range includes matte Canaletto walnut and embroidered leather, with optional gold hardware. Inside, integrated Swiss-made watch winders keep your investments ticking over as well as away from prying eyes.

Writer: Jonathan Bell

‘Teorema’ drawers

Ron Gilad / Molteni & C

In 2012, Ron Gilad created the ‘Gradoº’ collection for Molteni&C, featuring modules that explored the relationship between shapes and void. This year, designer and manufacturer worked together again to develop the flip side of that collection: entitled ‘Teorema’, the new pieces focus on solid forms, using a template that evolves to create what the designer calls ‘micro architectures’. A combination of mechanical precision and artisanal skill, ‘Teorema’ consists of a series of modular drawers, made of American walnut, that can be used alone as a free-standing unit or assembled into a rotating structure.

Photography: Paola Dossi

Box system


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.

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‘Clear’ tool box


Nomess’ clear acrylic tools box is the ideal solution for dressing table and desktop clutter. Perfectly sized to hold makeup tools and products, the box accommodates four compartments of varying sizes as well as a fully flexible handle for easy transportation.

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‘Polifemo’ cabinet

Elena Salmistraro / De Castelli
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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

’Alexandra’ mirror and drawers

Sebastian Mann / Mannmade London

’Alexandra’ is a multifaceted piece of furniture that tends to all bedroom needs. Combining storage space, mirror and a dressing table, the modular structure is a contemporary, space saving solution. Created as part of Sebastian Mann’s first foray into furniture, the model nods to his architectural background and is formed in a modern mix of walnut and steel.


Zan Design

Fusing ancient craftsmanship with a modern aesthetic, Zan Design’s container offers a seamless bridge between classic and contemporary. Crafted from a mixture of decorative, lead-free enamel, also known as ’Jingtai blue’, and grade JIS C1100 copper, the vessel is finished in a high temperature kiln. The result is a linear surface design that blends potent hues of azure with a thick copper base, a multiplicity of textures that is further enhanced by the container’s fabric lid.

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’Mirror Box’

Laura Bilde / Woud

Laura Bilde channels her simple Scandinavian style to master the multifaceted qualities of this mirror. The circular model has a geometric friend with it; a clean painted black metal shelf that can accessorise in the bathroom, or bedroom. Created for Danish brand Woud, the ’Mirror Box’ plays with a pleasing mix of angles and a stylish dark finish.

’Mix Appeal’

Studio Pepe / Ivano Redaelli
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This graphic, asymmetric wardrobe, by set design whizkids Studiopepe, is a testament to the creative language of the Milanese duo and their flair for shape and colour. Photography: Paola Pansini


Marcel Wanders / Poliform
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We are used to a decorative design stance from Marcel Wanders, so we were pleasantly surprised to lay eyes on something more minimal. His ‘Theca’ series is a family of modest, rigorous sideboards with an aesthetic that plays on the contrast between solid and vacant space. Combining opaque and shiny surfaces, transparent volumes and blocky elements, the collection includes low and tall cabinets imagined for drinks and home entertainment. As well as creating an enticing design that includes asymmetrical compositions of fumed glass and elm, Wanders has also developed the cabinets’ interiors to give them a more practical function, equipping them with removable trays, electrically-wired compartments, drawers and bottle holders.

’Precious’ cabinet

CTRLZAK / Spazio Pontaccio

A cabinet for safekeeping your most precious possessions, this piece by Italian-Greek duo CTRLZAK is a hybrid between a glass display box and a traditional safe. Created for Spazio Pontaccio, the elegantly designed storage unit features brass details and a fully transparent crystal main body.

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’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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Norm Architects / ex.t
€ 1,679

Norm Architects were inspired by mid 20th century Danish furniture for their second collection for Florence-based bathroom brand ex.t. As its name suggests,’Frame’ is made up of different steel structures that can be wall mounted or freestanding to neatly double as shelving with a discreet sink situated among the modular lines. The refined and multifaceted jet black structures mix Nordic and Italian influences and were released at Salone del Mobile alongside ’Rest,’ a set of matching cushioned stools to relax on.


Kensaku Oshiro and Marc Krusin / Glas Italia

Designed by Kensaku Oshiro and Marc Krusin, the ’Transfix’ display and storage unit may also be used as a means to divide and screen spaces. Crafted from slabs of tempered 8mm thick transparent extra-light glass, this extremely versatile piece appears to float in the air, a quality that allows it to seamlessly slot into any environment.

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’Homage to Faberge’

Utopia & Utility

A two-part sculpture that can be separated into two containers, Utopia & Utility’s ’Homage to Faberge’ vase playfully emulates the silhouette of an egg. Comprising a spun solid brass bowl and a red hand-blown Bohemian glass bowl, the vase — which was designed in 2013 — can be used as two separate items when detached.

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Ania Pauser / Klong

Swedish design firm Klong has teamed up with frequent contributor Ania Pauser for ’Kottla,’ a striking, marble-topped sideboard. Inspired by intarsia, an elaborate form of marquetry using inlays in wood, the MDF frame is encased with stained ash wood slats, creating a graphic, textural pattern along the doors. Kottla is also available in a cool white hue.

Santa Clara

Caterina Moretti / Peca
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In a trend pleasing combination of marble and copper arrives the Santa Clara organiser. The multifunctional geometrical pieces are the work of Mexican design studio Peca. Established in 2007, the Guadalajara-based company works with natural, local materials and designers, including Caterina Moretti. Taking its name from the Santa Clara del Cobre, the birthplace of the Mexican tradition of coppersmiths, the sculptural piece can make itself at home in a study space, all the way to the kitchen.



Studio Kunsik
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Protruding out of the wall, this cabinet converts traditional cabinetry into abstract contemptorary furniture. Designed by Korean-born Choi Kunsik who currently resides in Sweden, the unusual storage system is made from 589 pieces of pear, maple and wenge wood. The structure closes to form a perfectly cubed shape and opens as if into a dolls house. Inside we find hidden compartments and the front flap unfolding into a compact desk.


Karl Andersson & Söner / Kaschkasch
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Cavetto is the new durable and sustainable shelving unit from Scandinavian designers Karl Anderson & Söner. Created in Husqvarna, Cavetto takes its name from the smooth, moulded edges that allows the shelving to be configured in endless variations. Created from solid wood, the back and side panels can be inserted between the shelves without the need for any fittings. Providing even more flexibility, Cavetto can be placed against a wall, positioned as a room divider, or used to build a room within a room thanks to the dual aspect drawers and shelf openings.

Wood kitchen cabinet

Studio Benedini Associati / Key Cucine & Agape12
Price on request

On display at the Agape 12 showroom in Milan is a kitchen cabinet on wheels. Designed top to toe in pure oak by Studio Benedini Associati for Key Cucine, the adaptable piece boasts a timeless look that is both naturally organic and modern. A multifaceted and multifunctional piece of kitchen furniture, it can be used as storage with different sized shelving, a dislay area, or even a refrigerator, tending to all needs.


Twin bookcase

by Lassen
From £795

These shelves are a fine example of the honesty and cleanliness of Scandinavian design that Danish brand by Lassen represents. Fashioned from lacquered steel and laminate, the minimal unit adheres to a monochrome palette of black, white and cool grey, offering up a modern twist on the traditional wooden bookcase. Available with either two or three shelves, it adapts easily to the space available and can be paired for a refined, graphic combination.

Collection 22 Trolley

Studio Dessuant Bone
Price on request

Created as part of Collection 22 by Paris-based Studio Dessuant Bone, this trolley uses traditional marquetry to master its basic yet timeless design. Using geometric shapes, the finely crafted piece evokes a contemporary style with the large wheels and smart compartments. Studio Dessuant Bone design across the spectrum from installations to graphics, adopting a skillfully modern style in all of their projects. Collection 22 in particular has been produced as furniture for “Maison de Quartier Sémard” youth centre located in in Saint Denis.

Vision boxes

April and May / Pastoe

Dutch furniture brand Pastoe has collaborated with stylists April and May to design these modular display cases. Architecturally created so to be part of the room, each cabinet is comprised of a vertical collection of boxes, a small draw for hidden storage space and a viewing display box. The touch-door opening allows the piece to be streamlined and minimalist, and the use of textural, dark coloured materials adds an hint of elegance. Photography: Wendy van Woudenberg


Thévoz-Choquet / Bloc Studios

Presented in 2015 as part of Marmo Domestico, the very first collection of objects by Bloc Studio, the Mario container is made out of white Arabescato marble and black marquinia. Realised by design duo Thévoz-Choquet (CH), the piece’s simple, clean shape lets its fine materials take centre stage.

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Enrico Tonucci / Schönbuch

This reissue wall mounted coat rail has been given a contemporary new finish of smoked glass for the shelf and brass for coat hanger. Presented by German entrance-hall specialists Schönbuch and initially designed in 1980 by Italian designer Enrico Tonucci, the simple piece encompasses a sense of luxury minimalism. As the namesake suggests, the rail gives the impression of floating in mid-air, thanks to the hidden rear hook, allowing for streamlined edges which deliberately lack embellishment.



Composed from a series of thick black natural rattan strands, arranged diagonally, horizontally and vertically, AYTM’s ’Basket’ offers a strikingly graphic silhouette. The food-safe basket is extremely versatile and will find use in any room. Due to its construction from natural materials, each basket comes with its own unique characteristics. AYTM is made up of Danish designers Kathrine and Per Gran Hartvigsen who explore this type of special geometry in many of their pieces from cushions to candle stick holders.

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Square System

Joe Colombo / Karakter Copenhagen
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Designed by Joe Colombo and made for lifestyle brand Karakter Copenhagen, this piece is clearly described as ’multifaceted and versatile’ due to its various modules which can be pieced together to make everything from large shelving to a small coffee table. The design for each module narrates a functional simplicity evoked in many of Colombo’s shapes and styles, here it is updated from its previous plastic form to present something even more refined in shiny and sturdy aluminium.

Vivlio Shelf System

Margrethe Odgaard and Christina Liljenberg Halstrøm / Skagerak
From £219

Furniture designer Margrethe Odgaard and textiles expert Christina Liljenberg Halstrøm have joined forces to create Vivlio: the shelf system of dualities. Made for Danish furniture brand Skagerak, the model lacks a forth side allowing for flexible positioning around the room as the wall itself can act like a forth edge for the piece. In line with the simple and Scandinavian aesthetic, the colour scheme is muted, the ash-wood piece is available in light blue, black, or original ash. Mix and match with its sturdy steel frame, available in black, grey, and cinnamon brown. The individual colour selection and design flexibility allows for us to create our own vision with the form.

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