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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‘Daiku’ collection

Victoria Magniant / Galerie V
From €250

The debut collection of French designer Victoria Magniant, a series of sculptural black furniture entitled ‘Daiku’, launched at Paris Design Week. Made of black stained ash, the starting point of the design is Japanese craft techniques, which Magniant combined with digital and CNC technology to give structure to her idea. ‘Instead of designing a chair, I tried to “write a chair”, to recreate the spontaneous feeling of a brush stroke and the fluidity of the ink,’ she says. ‘I looked for a seamless silhouette to create the illusion of an impossible construction.’

Photography: Baker Evans

www.galeriev.fr

‘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

‘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*

www.store.wallpaper.com

‘Fuji’ table

Tarcisio Colzani / Porada
From £9,239

Through his extensive work for Porada, Italian designer Tarcisio Colzani has often explored patterns and repetition. The self-taught carpenter has produced a vast portfolio of furniture for the Como-based company, including a collection of ridged cupboards, a net-like wooden curtain and grid-style room dividers. This extensive experience has culminated in his latest design for the brand and perhaps his most refined to date.

Entitled ‘Fuji’, the dining table, which sits on a varnished bronzoro metal base, is crafted from Canaletto walnut and made up of 12 folded panels engineered around a void, to dramatic effect. The design, inspired by a flower bud opening and lengthening to form a corolla of petals, features a central hole that can be left as an empty decorative element but can also serve as a vase holder. Colzani’s inspiration, combined with Porada’s savoir faire, has resulted in a piece that combines simple minimalism and remarkable craftsmanship.

www.porada.it

‘Blink’ vanity table

Yabu Pushelberg / Stellar Works
£1,469

Yabu Pushelberg’s new collection for Stellar Works, entitled ‘Blink’, includes this compact vanity table. The modernist construction is a discreet manifestation of the design duo’s clever way with shapes. Its asymmetrical form comprises tubular steel legs that curve upwards to cradle a moon-like mirror. For the designers, the collection’s main trait is an ‘inherent sweetness and happiness’. They say: ‘The pieces are based on forms that are light, sculptural and playful; there is a naïve quality to the collection that is balanced with clarity of form and simple materials.’

Photography: Paola Dossi

www.stellarworks.com

‘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

www.exteta.it

'Équipages d’Hermès’ desk

Studio Hermès
Price on request

With artistic director Pierre-Alexis Dumas at the helm, Hermès has been nurturing an impressive home-grown design team under the name of Studio Hermès. Its latest furniture and home accessories collection, presented at this year’s Salone del Mobile in Milan, features a series of sophisticated pieces, including a leather-lined serving trolley, an occasional table and small boxes. Our favourite piece, undoubtedly, is this modular ‘Équipages d’Hermès’ writing desk. Made of natural oak, it’s a perfectly proportioned writing table with a small double-drawer storage unit, partly clad in fawn bull calf leather, that can be positioned under or next to the table.

Photography: Paola Dossi

www.hermes.com

'Simple' writing desk

OEO Studio / HBF furniture

Danish minimalism marries American craft in this writing desk. Launched at NeoCon fair in Chicago, the wooden piece has an adaptable shape designed by Copenhagen-based OEO Studio as a 'simple' workspace (just as the title alludes). There is nothing simple about the manufacturing though; created by American furniture company HBF, their fine wood adds subtle warmth and rigour to the model, drawing it away from the corporate office furniture aesthetic.

www.oeo.dk

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

‘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

‘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

'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.

www.serralunga.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

'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

'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.

www.simonlegald.com

Piloti

Hugo Passos / Fredericia Furniture
From €287

Danish brand Fredericia Furniture has collaborated with Portuguese designer Hugo Passos to create this versatile collection of functional tables. Drawing on Passos' expertise in wood, they have carved the simple collection intricately to create slender thin tops and contemporary round legs. Available in different finishes including oiled, black lacquered and white, the pieces can be used in every room for any occasion.

www.fredericia.com

Table Bistrot Garbo40 Ronde

Antonino Sciortino / Serax
£130

Antonino Sciortino's 'Table Bistrot Garbo40 Ronde' for Serax is an apt demonstration of the Milan-based designer's hand with iron. A circular tabletop sits on a triangulated base formed from singular soft iron rods, which collectively cast a unique dancing shadow on their surroundings. Thanks to a vintage finish and simplicity in form, this table offers a sculptural aesthetic that integrates comfortably in a variety spaces.

Available from WallpaperSTORE*

www.store.wallpaper.com

Napa drinks table

Sabin
$795

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.

www.sabin.la

'Bowl' table

Mater
£295

Fusing traditional Indian craftsmanship with clean Scandinavian design, Ayush Kasliwal's 'Bowl' table is a smooth amalgamation of two styles that, on paper, aren't supposed to work. In reality, the combination of a sustainably-sourced mango wood tabletop — crafted using techniques of Kharadi, an Indian wood turning community — and the clean silhouette cast by milled hollow steel rod legs, is a success. True to Mater's environmentally-friendly ethos, the table is finished with a lead-free, water-based PU lacquer.

Available from WallpaperSTORE*

www.store.wallpaper.com

'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

'DC1615'

Vincenzo De Cotiis / Progetto Domestico
Price on request

Vincenzo De Cotiis’ latest collection, Pop Nouveau, combines traditional materials with new, unexpected forms, such as in this organically shaped, polished brass side table.

www.progettodomestico.it

'Salute' side table

Sebastian Herkner / La Chance
£1,289

Austrian designer Sebastian Herkner's 'Salute', produced by La Chance, is a solid lesson in luxury and functionality. Belonging to a family of tables that may be used individually or displayed as a group, the high table is crafted from a cylindrical black marble plinth, interrupted by a circular black steel tray which appears suspended from the table's main body.

Available from WallpaperSTORE*

www.store.wallpaper.com

'Memos'

Roberto Lazzeroni / Giorgetti
€ 7,490

Roberto Lazzeroni’s ‘Memos’ series for Giorgetti celebrates the sensual nature of wood, combining it with glass and marble in either round or rectangular versions. The table pictured here features a solid ash base and comes with a Lazy Susan insert in bronze-tinted glass.

www.giorgetti.eu

'Juno'

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.

'Stardust'

Marconato & Zappa / Busnelli
€4,538

Designed by Marconato & Zappa, an interior design and architect practice based in Como, in northern Italy, the ‘Stardust’ desk forms part of a bedroom set that also includes a bed, a side table and a series of poufs. Supported by a metal structure, which is available in either a gold or antique finish, the desk features a slim wooden top and two drawers and is lined with a luxurious leather, available in a variety of shades. The same leather finish is used to line the drawers and the recessed tray on the desktop, making the ‘Stardust’ a sophisticated yet functional marvel.

www.busnelli.it

Terrace

Sebastian Herkner / Linteloo
Price on request

German designer Sebastian Herkner adds to his collection of designs for Netherlands-based Linteloo's with these abstract ceramic tables. In-between coffee and side table size, the surface area is made up of a puzzle of geometric plates. Each model contains one plate with a refined detailing that resembles a japanese style sushi plate and encourages you to eat straight from the table.

www.linteloo.com

'Sale'

Peter Mabeo / Mabeo
€3,800

Botswana brand Mabeo focuses on wooden pieces by the likes of Claesson Koivisto Rune, Luca Nichetto and Patricia Urquiola. This simple desk, by founder Peter Mabeo, is inspired by a saddle bag and is enriched by linear carvings on the side drawers.

 

www.mabeofurniture.com

Lunar

Tito Toso / Pedrali
From €325

Lightweight and contemporary, these newly designed tables by Tito Toso for Italian manufacturer Pedrali can neatly fit into any room environment. Available in an assortment of colours and materials, including marble and steel, in black, white and turquoise, the geometric pieces arrive in different heights with four trapezoidal steel rods holding up each of the square and round tops.

www.pedrali.it

Duetto

Tim Kerp / Pianca Spa
€212

Technology melds with design for this coffee table by German designer Tim Kerp. Using lasers, the thick metal has been bent, cut and folded for a geometric finish. The masculine frames are available in an assortment of colours for a sophisticated addition to any modern space. 'Duetto' has been produced by Italian brand Pianca Spa and covered with epoxy paint and water-based varnishes for a sleek and slender finish. Photography: Chikako Harada

www.pianca.com