Wallpaper* Handmade

For the last seven years, Wallpaper* has acted as client, patron and creative director, commissioning the world's finest artists, designers, craftsmen and manufacturers to collaborate on one-of-a-kind pieces. This year we invite you to check in to Hotel Wallpaper* for our annual Handmade 2016 showcase held in Milan during Salone. Working with the theme of travel and hospitality, Wallpaper* has turned to the design world's sharpest creative minds to envision the ultimate home away from home for the design-savvy traveller. Now, you can buy some of these unique wonders right here.

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Whisky Glass Cube Gravity Set Of 2

by Vanessa Mitrani

€275

To create a perfect cocktail set, we worked with French glass artist Vanessa Mitrani. We were attracted by her bold use of glass and metal and, for Wallpaper* Handmade 2015, we asked her to use her vases and centrepieces as the starting point for sculptural drinking vessels. The resulting collection includes tumblers, highballs and martini glasses, each perched on a brass base in a range of shapes, from solid cubes and sets of metal spheres to precarious cones and ultra-thin sticks.

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Whisky Glass 3Balls Gravity Set Of 2

by Vanessa Mitrani

€195

To create a perfect cocktail set, we worked with French glass artist Vanessa Mitrani. We were attracted by her bold use of glass and metal and, for Wallpaper* Handmade 2015, we asked her to use her vases and centrepieces as the starting point for sculptural drinking vessels. The resulting collection includes tumblers, highballs and martini glasses, each perched on a brass base in a range of shapes, from solid cubes and sets of metal spheres to precarious cones and ultra-thin sticks.

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Vase set

by Linck Ceramics

€10.300

Fashion designer Roksanda Ilincic has put her own spin on five handmade ceramic vessels designed by Margrit Linck between the 1940s and 1960s. Previously produced in just a white or black glaze, the vases now feature Ilincic’s signature bold use of colour. The horizontal banding and stripes were created using special decals, a kind of transfer fired directly onto the glaze. Photography: Paul Zak

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Vanity set

by De Simone Fratelli

€9.850

Crafted from brass and avoriolina, an ivory substitute formed from cellulose and pulverised animal bones, this vanity set comprises a shoe horn, hand mirror, pocket mirror and brush, finished with a contemporary cameo of our Wallpaper* asterisk, an eye, a mouth or a silhouette of Studio Irvine’s Marialaura Rossiello and Maddalena Casadei.

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Tea and coffee glassware

by Ichendorf Milano

€82

Taking inspiration from the Japanese tea ceremony, Jenkins&Uhnger chose to focus on the ritual of decanting tea or coffee into a cup. Its transparent glass vessel, manufactured by Ichendorf Milano, incorporates negative space between an inner and outer layer, placing emphasis on the pouring itself and keeping the exterior cool to the touch. Photography: Joel Stans

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Tasting Cabinet

by Christian Haas

€8.900

For Handmade 2013, designer Christian Haas devised this mirrored armagnac tasting cabinet, with subtle lighting underneath to emphasise the slight variation in the armagnac’s amber hues. Haas then turned to crystal specialists Theresienthal to produce five mini decanters in clear and smoke grey crystal. Each decanter is identical save for a number of vertical polished cuts that refer to the vintage of the armagnac blend in the decanter, and each decanter contains an outstanding Marquis de Montesquiou 20th century millesime (1934,1955, 1969 and 1977), as well as a blend created specially for Wallpaper*.

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Shoe Tree

by Joined + Jointed

€5.500

‘Storing shoes is always somewhat challenging in terms of space and aesthetic,’ says footwear designer Beatrix Ong. ‘I wanted to create a piece that is both storage and display,’ she explains of her collaboration with Samuel Chan’s furniture collective Joined + Jointed. ‘Calling it “Shoe Tree” hints at the fact that you can grow it if you wish.’ The modular design merges a totem pole and shoebox stack, handcrafted from American black walnut with marquetry finger joints. Photography: Paul Zak

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Shoe Box

by Joined + Jointed

€250

‘Storing shoes is always somewhat challenging in terms of space and aesthetic,’ says footwear designer Beatrix Ong. ‘I wanted to create a piece that is both storage and display,’ she explains of her collaboration with Samuel Chan’s furniture collective Joined + Jointed. ‘Calling it “Shoe Tree” hints at the fact that you can grow it if you wish.’ The modular design merges a totem pole and shoebox stack, handcrafted from American black walnut with marquetry finger joints.

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Salt And Pepper Shakers

by Minimalux

€1.050

Being weighed down with a hamperful of accoutrements is not the ideal way to spend a sunny afternoon so, for Handmade 2010, we pondered various possibilities for creating greater picnic efficiency. We commissioned Mark Holmes, founder of Minimalux, to help and his astonishingly elegant solution was a picnic cutlery set complemented by these salt and pepper shakers, produced in precision-machined brass, plated in 18 karat gold.

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Radiant Vase

by Lasvit

€3.170

To showcase the artisanal expertise of Czech company Lasvit, which specialises in contemporary Bohemian glass creations, Spanish-born designer Patricia Urquiola decided to explore the myriad possibilities offered by glass-cutting. Her resulting offering for Wallpaper* Handmade 2015 is a striking vase, featuring an intricate design made using blown glass and milling cuts. The thick glass vase showcases the designer’s shape sensibility and the brand’s material expertise. It is so decorative that filling it with flowers seems superfluous.

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Pleasure Dome

by Van Den Weghe

€3.500

This beautifully crafted glass bell was designed by Belgium-based architects Glenn Sestig for Wallpaper* Handmade 2015 and produced with the help of stone specialist Van Den Weghe. Made of glass and titanium travertine stone, the design includes a base that cleverly features two different depths, each side with a metamorphic quartzite stone inlay in Dusk colouring. Simply flip it around to raise the dome and create a slightly elevated table centrepiece. This detail highlights the product’s versatility: it can serve as a fruit bowl, a cheese platter, a cake stand or even a terrarium, using either the thinner or thicker sides of its base. Alternatively, take its glass dome off and turn it into a striking natural stone tray.

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Petanque Wodka Set

by Lobmeyr

€13.500

Inspired by a copper desk set that he designed in 2012, we tasked Tomas Alonso with creating some handcrafted copper drinking vessels for Handmade 2013. Working in collaboration with Viennese crystal glassware company Lobmeyr, Alonso researched copper’s material properties, discovering its history as a drinking vessel is because it doesn’t dissolve easily in water and, when it does, it imparts trace elements that are beneficial to the body. It fed him the idea of designing a large copper ball containing ice that sits in the glass, chilling the drink without diluting it, and the set also includes crystal vodka glasses with copper stands and a container with a lid that can be used as a tray.

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