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For the last ten 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 aniversary edition is a celebration of love in its infinite variety. Heart-swelling tools, tokens and totems of affection have been co-created by marrying designers with the finest manufacturers. Let the power of love and mutual admiration light your fire, and prepare to be smitten and seduced by our one-off wonders.

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'Echo of love' lamp

by Maison Intègre

$4,200

The sculptural ‘Echo’ lamp uses light and bronze as the material embodiment of two people in love. Two curved bronze shells, one a light source and the other a reflector, appear to dance around and envelop each other as a metaphor for how love is best understood when projected upon others. Without the other, each piece would be unable to function: the reflector would sit dark, while the lamp alone would cast a harsh direct light. Together, they unite to create a beautiful formation and glow.

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'Carousel' scent diffuser

by Il Marmo

$13,300

When handed the theme of love to chew on, team Ostens, with the help of perfumer Juliette Karagueuzoglou, chose to develop a scent that evokes the warm embrace of family. Orange flower and dulce de leche notes combine to form a comforting, nostalgic scent, called Impression Orange Flower Absolute. Ilaria Bianchi evolved the idea of childhood nostalgia further by introducing to the project a series of diffusing devices made from brass and porous marble that evoke nursery mobiles and balancing toys. Exercised by the notion that all the senses, not just smell, are nurtured in childhood, Ostens and Bianchi worked together to make the dffusers objects of beauty and instruments of learning. The marble inlays, executed by Il Marmo’s artisans, depict the botanical elements of the scent.

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'Circus' scent diffuser

by Il Marmo

$10,250

When handed the theme of love to chew on, team Ostens, with the help of perfumer Juliette Karagueuzoglou, chose to develop a scent that evokes the warm embrace of family. Orange flower and dulce de leche notes combine to form a comforting, nostalgic scent, called Impression Orange Flower Absolute. Ilaria Bianchi evolved the idea of childhood nostalgia further by introducing to the project a series of diffusing devices made from brass and porous marble that evoke nursery mobiles and balancing toys. Exercised by the notion that all the senses, not just smell, are nurtured in childhood, Ostens and Bianchi worked together to make the dffusers objects of beauty and instruments of learning. The marble inlays, executed by Il Marmo’s artisans, depict the botanical elements of the scent.

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'Wheel' scent diffuser

by Il Marmo

$10,000

When handed the theme of love to chew on, team Ostens, with the help of perfumer Juliette Karagueuzoglou, chose to develop a scent that evokes the warm embrace of family. Orange flower and dulce de leche notes combine to form a comforting, nostalgic scent, called Impression Orange Flower Absolute. Ilaria Bianchi evolved the idea of childhood nostalgia further by introducing to the project a series of diffusing devices made from brass and porous marble that evoke nursery mobiles and balancing toys. Exercised by the notion that all the senses, not just smell, are nurtured in childhood, Ostens and Bianchi worked together to make the dffusers objects of beauty and instruments of learning. The marble inlays, executed by Il Marmo’s artisans, depict the botanical elements of the scent.

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'Arched' centrepiece

by Arven

$8,375

This silver centrepiece by Guglielmo Poletti comes in two parts, and is only complete when both are coupled together. Realised by the silversmiths of Norwegian company Arven, the design features curving bars made in silver and brass. With its gently arcing form, the centrepiece can be used to display a precious object or simply a piece of fruit. Poletti imagines it as a conversation starter at a dinner party.

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'Kiss' vase

by Espasso

$21,000

Inspired by the simplicity of ikebana, the Japanese art of flower arrangement, this series of vases represents three stages of falling in love, kissing, touching and lovemaking. Pete Pongsak’s design explores the ephemeral nature of these acts with two forms that gently lock together through their own weight. The idea stems from a painted Peruvian ceramic jar, part of the British Museum’s collection, that shows two figures locked in an embrace. Each of Pongsak’s vases is made of two materials, American walnut and emerald onyx, chosen with the help of Espasso. The wood was selected for its strong grain, in order to complement the decorative pattern of the stone. The vases’ sculptural forms take their cues from architectural elements, such as columns, archways and steps.

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'Touch' vase

by Espasso

$19,000

Inspired by the simplicity of ikebana, the Japanese art of flower arrangement, this series of vases represents three stages of falling in love, kissing, touching and lovemaking. Pete Pongsak’s design explores the ephemeral nature of these acts with two forms that gently lock together through their own weight. The idea stems from a painted Peruvian ceramic jar, part of the British Museum’s collection, that shows two figures locked in an embrace. Each of Pongsak’s vases is made of two materials, American walnut and emerald onyx, chosen with the help of Espasso. The wood was selected for its strong grain, in order to complement the decorative pattern of the stone. The vases’ sculptural forms take their cues from architectural elements, such as columns, archways and steps.

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'Love' vase

by Espasso

$19,550

Inspired by the simplicity of ikebana, the Japanese art of flower arrangement, this series of vases represents three stages of falling in love, kissing, touching and lovemaking. Pete Pongsak’s design explores the ephemeral nature of these acts with two forms that gently lock together through their own weight. The idea stems from a painted Peruvian ceramic jar, part of the British Museum’s collection, that shows two figures locked in an embrace. Each of Pongsak’s vases is made of two materials, American walnut and emerald onyx, chosen with the help of Espasso. The wood was selected for its strong grain, in order to complement the decorative pattern of the stone. The vases’ sculptural forms take their cues from architectural elements, such as columns, archways and steps.

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'Amaranth', red

by Bottega Ghianda

$3,080

These beautifully crafted ducks were inspired by the Korean tradition of gifting newlyweds a pair of wooden waterbirds to symbolise their nuptials. With the help of the Bottega Ghianda craftsmen, Lars Beller Fjetland has carved, shaped and polished his own flock of (featherless) friends, creating a design that has more to it than first meets the eye. Each features a secret compartment for concealing a single wooden ring. While one duck is made from maple, two have been produced from amaranth – a species of wood also known as purpleheart, which gradually changes colour with the passing of time.

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'Amaranth', white

by Bottega Ghianda

$3,080

These beautifully crafted ducks were inspired by the Korean tradition of gifting newlyweds a pair of wooden waterbirds to symbolise their nuptials. With the help of the Bottega Ghianda craftsmen, Lars Beller Fjetland has carved, shaped and polished his own flock of (featherless) friends, creating a design that has more to it than first meets the eye. Each features a secret compartment for concealing a single wooden ring. While one duck is made from maple, two have been produced from amaranth – a species of wood also known as purpleheart, which gradually changes colour with the passing of time.

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'Monolith' table lamp

by Van Den Weghe

$7,650

‘In India, the inner sexual energy of humanity is identified with cosmic energy, and images which represent the outward appearance of sexual energy are worshipped as its emblems,’ explains Nikhil Paul, founder of design studio Paul Matter. His lamp takes cues from the lingam, a monolithic object in temples and shrines that symbolises the phallus of Shiva, the Hindu god of destruction. Belgian stone purveyor Van Den Weghe has carved the lamp from a single block of white Carrara marble and integrated its signature Lapris touch technology, which allows the lamp to be turned on and off without a visible switch. ‘The design explores simple geometry that allows the light to interact with its surface and material. It’s as though the lamp is inviting the viewer to a ceremony, or simply a...

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'Isle 1' bird bath

by Huguet

$10,080

Drawing on Korea’s 2,000-year heritage in garden design – which combines symbols and influences from different Asian traditions into landscapes that celebrate life and the beauty of nature – Teo Yang Studio has created a trio of birdbaths (the number three being a powerful symbol in Korean culture). Titled Forgiveness, Generosity and Kindness, the sculptural pieces were expertly produced by Spanish terrazzo and cement surface company Huguet using its Banyalbufar Terrazzo and Cuino Mallorca ranges.

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'Isle 2' bird bath

by Huguet

$8,400

Drawing on Korea’s 2,000-year heritage in garden design – which combines symbols and influences from different Asian traditions into landscapes that celebrate life and the beauty of nature – Teo Yang Studio has created a trio of birdbaths (the number three being a powerful symbol in Korean culture). Titled Forgiveness, Generosity and Kindness, the sculptural pieces were expertly produced by Spanish terrazzo and cement surface company Huguet using its Banyalbufar Terrazzo and Cuino Mallorca ranges.

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'Isle 3' bird bath

by Huguet

$11,880

Drawing on Korea’s 2,000-year heritage in garden design – which combines symbols and influences from different Asian traditions into landscapes that celebrate life and the beauty of nature – Teo Yang Studio has created a trio of birdbaths (the number three being a powerful symbol in Korean culture). Titled Forgiveness, Generosity and Kindness, the sculptural pieces were expertly produced by Spanish terrazzo and cement surface company Huguet using its Banyalbufar Terrazzo and Cuino Mallorca ranges.

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An exuberant love scene in miniature scale is deployed all around the curved forms of these vessels crafted by Czech crystal maker Rückl in collaboration with artist Marine Julié. Reminiscent of primitive forms, hybrid figures entangle with one another in what Julié calls a ‘farandole of bisexual beings’. The artist hand-sketched the scroll-like scene, with no beginning or end, directly onto the vessels and it was then hand-etched into the crystal by a Rückl master craftsman.

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An exuberant love scene in miniature scale is deployed all around the curved forms of these vessels crafted by Czech crystal maker Rückl in collaboration with artist Marine Julié. Reminiscent of primitive forms, hybrid figures entangle with one another in what Julié calls a ‘farandole of bisexual beings’. The artist hand-sketched the scroll-like scene, with no beginning or end, directly onto the vessels and it was then hand-etched into the crystal by a Rückl master craftsman.

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An exuberant love scene in miniature scale is deployed all around the curved forms of these vessels crafted by Czech crystal maker Rückl in collaboration with artist Marine Julié. Reminiscent of primitive forms, hybrid figures entangle with one another in what Julié calls a ‘farandole of bisexual beings’. The artist hand-sketched the scroll-like scene, with no beginning or end, directly onto the vessels and it was then hand-etched into the crystal by a Rückl master craftsman.

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'Love' letter opener 1

by Blenheim Forge

$1,710

Receiving a handwritten letter in the post can be one of life’s greatest pleasures. In a world of instant communication via text and email, the process of opening an envelope offers an almost ritualistic experience. Blenheim Forge has crafted this love letter opener to add to the joy, with a double-edged blade for ease and efficiency, and a tactile handle, thanks to textural engravings from London-based jeweller Castro Smith.

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'Love' letter opener 2

by Blenheim Forge

$1,710

Receiving a handwritten letter in the post can be one of life’s greatest pleasures. In a world of instant communication via text and email, the process of opening an envelope offers an almost ritualistic experience. Blenheim Forge has crafted this love letter opener to add to the joy, with a double-edged blade for ease and efficiency, and a tactile handle, thanks to textural engravings from London-based jeweller Castro Smith.

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'Lever' handles

by Otzi London

$4,380

‘Door handles are a bit of an obsession in architecture circles,’ say Jonathan and Militza Ashmore of Dubai- and London-based practice Anarchitect. ‘They are a nostalgic symbol of our most precious commodity – privacy.’ Playing up to this infatuation, the practice dreamt up its own ideal range of levers and knobs – each covered in a layer of foam and soft leather to ensure a tactile experience, which they liken to holding the hand of a loved one.

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'Door' knobs

by Otzi London

$4,140

‘Door handles are a bit of an obsession in architecture circles,’ say Jonathan and Militza Ashmore of Dubai- and London-based practice Anarchitect. ‘They are a nostalgic symbol of our most precious commodity – privacy.’ Playing up to this infatuation, the practice dreamt up its own ideal range of levers and knobs – each covered in a layer of foam and soft leather to ensure a tactile experience, which they liken to holding the hand of a loved one.

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'Pull' handles

by Otzi London

$5,070

‘Door handles are a bit of an obsession in architecture circles,’ say Jonathan and Militza Ashmore of Dubai- and London-based practice Anarchitect. ‘They are a nostalgic symbol of our most precious commodity – privacy.’ Playing up to this infatuation, the practice dreamt up its own ideal range of levers and knobs – each covered in a layer of foam and soft leather to ensure a tactile experience, which they liken to holding the hand of a loved one.

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Cleansing plinth sink

by Fox Marble

$13,655

Studio Juju has turned a single block of marble into an altar to the daily ritual of cleansing, aiming to bring ‘a quiet assurance to the quest for contemplative rejuvenation’. Featuring one raised and one sunken basin, the piece was made by Fox Marble in fine Alexandrian White, a Dolomitic geological marble that lends itself to intricate carving.

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Anti-stress objects set

by Casone

$14,112

Zoë Mowat’s anti-stress objects include foot massagers that rock to provide release for weary soles, and multi-textured cubes that offer nervous hands a sense of ease and which can be used to relieve tension around the body. Casone’s calming (and harmless to superheroes) green Kryptonite granite and white Carrara marble provide a sense of luxury.

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Anti-stress cube, white

by Casone

$2,736

Zoë Mowat’s anti-stress objects include foot massagers that rock to provide release for weary soles, and multi-textured cubes that offer nervous hands a sense of ease and which can be used to relieve tension around the body. Casone’s calming (and harmless to superheroes) green Kryptonite granite and white Carrara marble provide a sense of luxury.

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Anti-stress cube, green

by Casone

$2,736

Zoë Mowat’s anti-stress objects include foot massagers that rock to provide release for weary soles, and multi-textured cubes that offer nervous hands a sense of ease and which can be used to relieve tension around the body. Casone’s calming (and harmless to superheroes) green Kryptonite granite and white Carrara marble provide a sense of luxury.

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Foot Massager, White

by Casone

$4,320

Zoë Mowat’s anti-stress objects include foot massagers that rock to provide release for weary soles, and multi-textured cubes that offer nervous hands a sense of ease and which can be used to relieve tension around the body. Casone’s calming (and harmless to superheroes) green Kryptonite granite and white Carrara marble provide a sense of luxury.

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Foot Massager, Green

by Casone

$4,320

Zoë Mowat’s anti-stress objects include foot massagers that rock to provide release for weary soles, and multi-textured cubes that offer nervous hands a sense of ease and which can be used to relieve tension around the body. Casone’s calming (and harmless to superheroes) green Kryptonite granite and white Carrara marble provide a sense of luxury.

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‘Elementi’ dumbbell, E01

by Lundhs Real Stone

$719

Inspired by the works of Aldo Rossi and Giorgio de Chirico, Davide G Aquini’s gym equipment in curved stone and dark steel features a featherweight kettlebell, lightweight and middleweight dumbbells, and a heavyweight barbell. Their art deco-influenced design is elevated by the colours of Lundhs’ elegantly polished stones, while their heft and sculptural form mean they can also be used as paperweights, doorstops, vases and bookends.

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‘Elementi’ dumbbell, E03

by Lundhs Real Stone

$599

Inspired by the works of Aldo Rossi and Giorgio de Chirico, Davide G Aquini’s gym equipment in curved stone and dark steel features a featherweight kettlebell, lightweight and middleweight dumbbells, and a heavyweight barbell. Their art deco-influenced design is elevated by the colours of Lundhs’ elegantly polished stones, while their heft and sculptural form mean they can also be used as paperweights, doorstops, vases and bookends.

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‘Elementi’ dumbbell, E04

by Lundhs Real Stone

$719

Inspired by the works of Aldo Rossi and Giorgio de Chirico, Davide G Aquini’s gym equipment in curved stone and dark steel features a featherweight kettlebell, lightweight and middleweight dumbbells, and a heavyweight barbell. Their art deco-influenced design is elevated by the colours of Lundhs’ elegantly polished stones, while their heft and sculptural form mean they can also be used as paperweights, doorstops, vases and bookends.

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‘Elementi’ dumbbell, E05

by Lundhs Real Stone

$599

Inspired by the works of Aldo Rossi and Giorgio de Chirico, Davide G Aquini’s gym equipment in curved stone and dark steel features a featherweight kettlebell, lightweight and middleweight dumbbells, and a heavyweight barbell. Their art deco-influenced design is elevated by the colours of Lundhs’ elegantly polished stones, while their heft and sculptural form mean they can also be used as paperweights, doorstops, vases and bookends.

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Pill dispenser full set

by Marmor Hotavlje

$10,470

Supplement-taking has become a daily routine for many, so Alexander Purcell Rodrigues decided to elevate the mundane habit with some ritual-worthy kit. To give his concept the gravitas it deserves, he collaborated with two respected Slovenian companies, stone specialist Marmor Hotavlje and artisanal blacksmith Kovacija Krmelj, to create a grey marble fluted tray, and a pair of cups, saucers and steel serving tongs

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Pill dispenser cup set

by Marmor Hotavlje

$3,822

Supplement-taking has become a daily routine for many, so Alexander Purcell Rodrigues decided to elevate the mundane habit with some ritual-worthy kit. To give his concept the gravitas it deserves, he collaborated with two respected Slovenian companies, stone specialist Marmor Hotavlje and artisanal blacksmith Kovacija Krmelj, to create a grey marble fluted tray, and a pair of cups, saucers and steel serving tongs

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Supplement Service Tray

by Marmor Hotavlje

$4,518

Supplement-taking has become a daily routine for many, so Alexander Purcell Rodrigues decided to elevate the mundane habit with some ritual-worthy kit. To give his concept the gravitas it deserves, he collaborated with two respected Slovenian companies, stone specialist Marmor Hotavlje and artisanal blacksmith Kovacija Krmelj, to create a grey marble fluted tray, and a pair of cups, saucers and steel serving tongs

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‘Well’ tumbler set, six pcs

by Mario Cioni

$649

‘Hydration is the foundation of wellbeing,’ says designer Corinna Warm, who has elevated a simple daily gesture into a moment to be cherished by creating a cut-crystal water bottle. ‘Such a vessel is typically used to decant champagne and high-value spirits,’ she says, ‘but safe drinking water is the most precious thing we can consume.’

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'Well' high ball set, two pcs

by Mario Cioni

$253

‘Hydration is the foundation of wellbeing,’ says designer Corinna Warm, who has elevated a simple daily gesture into a moment to be cherished by creating a cut-crystal water bottle. ‘Such a vessel is typically used to decant champagne and high-value spirits,’ she says, ‘but safe drinking water is the most precious thing we can consume.’

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'Well' high ball set, six pcs

by Mario Cioni

$715

‘Hydration is the foundation of wellbeing,’ says designer Corinna Warm, who has elevated a simple daily gesture into a moment to be cherished by creating a cut-crystal water bottle. ‘Such a vessel is typically used to decant champagne and high-value spirits,’ she says, ‘but safe drinking water is the most precious thing we can consume.’

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This set reflects Le Gramme’s ability to elevate clean design beyond the purely minimal. Promoting a meditative start to the day, it comprises a lava-stone tray and five crystal vessels – ramekins for vitamin pills and dried fruit, a tumbler, and a water glass and jug – all produced by Lobmeyr. Nodding to Adolf Loos’ 1930s pyramid-cut crystal drinks set for Lobmeyr, the healing set is in hand-blown cut glass, with a pyramid guilloché pattern first used by Le Gramme in its early silver bracelets. A silver coaster-cum-lid completes the set.

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'Wabi Sabi' spoon

by Ichendorf Milano

$115

Looking to Japanese functionality as a source of inspiration, Italian designer Pietro Russo's 'Wabi Sabi' spoon for Ichendorf combines practicality with exquisitely crafted brassware. Cut from silver-plated brass, the shape of the spoon — created for Wallpaper* Handmade 2017 — was inspired by that of a leaf, and will elevate even the most informal tea-making process into a ceremonial affair.

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'Wabi Sabi' tea caddy

by Ichendorf Milano

$426

Looking to Japanese functionality as a source of inspiration, Italian designer Pietro Russo's 'Wabi Sabi' tea caddy for Ichendorf combines practicality with exquisitely crafted brassware. Crafted from high silver-plated brass, this caddy — created for Wallpaper* Handmade 2017 — plays with a flattened dome silhouette, and will elevate even the most informal tea-making process into a ceremonial affair.

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'Wabi Sabi' low teacup, set of six

by Ichendorf Milano

$55

Looking to Japanese functionality as a source of inspiration, Italian designer Pietro Russo's set of six 'Wabi Sabi' low teacups for Ichendorf combines practicality with cutting-edge hand-blown glassware. Cut from high quality borosilicate glass using lampworking technique, these teacups — created for Wallpaper* Handmade 2017 — play with a flattened dome silhouette, and will elevate even the most informal tea-making process into a ceremonial affair.

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'Wabi Sabi' tea filter

by Ichendorf Milano

$207

Looking to Japanese functionality as a source of inspiration, Italian designer Pietro Russo's 'Wabi Sabi' tea filter for Ichendorf combines practicality with exquisitely crafted brassware. Crafted from high quality silver-plated brass, this filter — created for Wallpaper* Handmade 2017 — plays with a flattened dome silhouette, and will elevate even the most informal tea-making process into a ceremonial affair.

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'Wabi Sabi' high teacup, set of six

by Ichendorf Milano

$55

Looking to Japanese functionality as a source of inspiration, Italian designer Pietro Russo's set of six 'Wabi Sabi' high teacups for Ichendorf combines practicality with cutting-edge hand-blown glassware. Cut from high quality borosilicate glass using lampworking technique, these teacups — created for Wallpaper* Handmade 2017 — play with a flattened dome silhouette, and will elevate even the most informal tea-making process into a ceremonial affair.

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'Wabi Sabi' infusion pot

by Ichendorf Milano

$23

Looking to Japanese functionality as a source of inspiration, Italian designer Pietro Russo's 'Wabi Sabi' infusion pot for Ichendorf combines practicality with cutting-edge hand-blown glassware. Cut from high quality borosilicate glass using lampworking technique, this pot — created for Wallpaper* Handmade 2017 — plays with a flattened dome silhouette, and will elevate even the most informal tea-making process into a ceremonial affair.

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'Wabi Sabi' tea pot

by Ichendorf Milano

$29

Looking to Japanese functionality as a source of inspiration, Italian designer Pietro Russo's 'Wabi Sabi' tea pot for Ichendorf combines practicality with cutting-edge hand-blown glassware. Cut from high quality borosilicate glass using lampworking technique, this pot — created for Wallpaper* Handmade 2017 — plays with a flattened dome silhouette, and will elevate even the most informal tea-making process into a ceremonial affair.

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Sustainable Sarcophagus, black

by Paper Factor

$5,000

Inspired by our theme of spirituality, Tom Dixon set out to reinvent the coffin, an object he’d been trying to overhaul for 17 years. The traditional coffin, he contends, is clumsy, gloomy and expensive, while environmentally friendly alternatives lack in both quality and visual appeal. His solution takes the form of a sustainable sarcophagus made from a cellulose compound with its origins in papier-mâché. Originally used in the restoration of artworks, it has been adapted by architect Riccardo Cavaciocchi for use in making furnishings. Its organic texture evokes the return of ashes to ashes, and its sculptural form brings humanity to funerary moments. Says Dixon, ‘The only thing certain in life is death, so why not give your departed ones a beautiful send-off?’

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Meditation Table

by Agape

$5,130

In our busy modern lives, there is rarely time for meditation. Happily, Studiopepe and Agape have helped us integrate the concept into our domestic interiors with this multifaceted table that features a natural tabletop of Nero Marquina marble. Three brass legs, one of which also serves as a vase, complete the piece.

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‘Meditation Tablet’ tray

by Gustav van Treeck

$3,600

Taking inspiration from the utensils used in meditative Japanese tea ceremonies, Kostas Murkudis’ tablet evokes the trays used to carry teapots and cups, which are more usually crafted in lacquered or unlacquered wood. This design has instead been created in coloured glass, and plays with concepts of reflection, fragility and sensuality.

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Signet-Ring Seal

by Rebus

$10,770

Regarded as a potent symbol of divinity, the signet ring carries a talismanic charge, delivering its message by way of an emblematic seal. To make a suitably mighty mark on this year’s spiritually elevating Handmade, we worked with signet-ring maker Rebus to create our own. The seal itself was specially designed for us back in 2011 by illustrator Kam Tang and graphic designer Darren Wall, for that year’s Wallpaper* Handmade exhibition and special issue. Having painstakingly engraved the seal from a wax imprint, Rebus took a symbolic approach to the 9ct-gold jewel’s ample form: ‘The two triangular cut-out sections echo the negative space in the Wallpaper* W,’ says Rebus’ director and master engraver Emmet Smith. ‘The ring’s inner curve is enamelled in white, which alludes to the interior...

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Treasure Box

by Lanserring

$15,000

Inspired by the minaudière, a bag with dedicated compartments invented by Van Cleef and Arpels in the 1930s, this box displays a level of craftsmanship as exceptional as its intended contents. ‘We wanted this to be a piece you’d take to a desert island. Inside you would have everything you consider essential,’ says Julia Capp, director of design at RDAI. Sculpted from a single piece of sustainable ironwood, the box has been plated in 24ct gold to achieve a geometric pattern with metaphysical illusions – a circle circumscribed in a square. A circular clasp lifts to reveal a lining of pink goat suede, and an inlaid mirror with an elegantly bevelled edge. It comes with a removable concertina pocket, created in the same suede, for storage of smaller jewellery.

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'Ritual Calendar'

by Testi

$28,800

With his Ritual Calendar, Ini Archibong seeks to celebrate daily routines. His freestanding monolithic sculpture, carved from Absolute Black granite, is inspired by dolmens, altars and tribal artifacts. Produced by marble specialist Testi, the vessel holds 31 individual totems, finely crafted from Creole Beige marble and designed to fit into a pocket and be pleasing to touch. Every day of the month, a new totem is taken out of the calendar and carried in a pocket for the day, before being put back in place at night: a welcome reminder throughout the day to remain mindful. ‘Daily habits are rituals, almost like prayers to the gods of your choosing,’ says Archibong. ‘Some of these habits can be reinforced by added mindfulness, and by creating a means to facilitate this mindfulness, rituals...

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Approached by Wallpaper* to embrace our Holy Handmade! theme, designer Sebastian Herkner and Lobmeyr’s Leonid Rath wanted to create a vessel to hold and celebrate something special – and what could be more precious than nature? The result is five glass containers, each holding a precious seed. ‘We use the characteristics of the glass, its transparency and sophistication, to celebrate the power of nature,’ says Herkner. Rath and Herkner worked with FAO (the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations) to select five crop wild relatives (the close or distant cousins of the crops we grow our food from) that are threatened by climate change, in order to raise awareness about the importance of protecting them.

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Causeway Candleholder, black nickel

by Pemberton & Sons

$1,895

Giant’s Causeway, a series of interlocking basalt columns at the periphery of Northern Ireland, was allegedly built by the Irish giant Fionn mac Cumhaill in an attempt to bridge the channel to Scotland. Inspired by this folk legend, Martin Brudnizki designed a series of candleholders formed of polygonal columns in varied heights. Created in differing materials, they represent stages of the manufacturing process: tulipwood is used to create an initial mould, in which one pours melted wax. The wax is then wrapped in ceramic and baked in a furnace, where it melts to leave a hole to hold molten bronze. Once the ceramic is smashed, the unfinished bronze candleholder is polished and patinated. A candleholder finished in black nickel completes the set.

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Causeway Candleholder, nickel

by Pemberton & Sons

$1,425

Giant’s Causeway, a series of interlocking basalt columns at the periphery of Northern Ireland, was allegedly built by the Irish giant Fionn mac Cumhaill in an attempt to bridge the channel to Scotland. Inspired by this folk legend, Martin Brudnizki designed a series of candleholders formed of polygonal columns in varied heights. Created in differing materials, they represent stages of the manufacturing process: tulipwood is used to create an initial mould, in which one pours melted wax. The wax is then wrapped in ceramic and baked in a furnace, where it melts to leave a hole to hold molten bronze. Once the ceramic is smashed, the unfinished bronze candleholder is polished and patinated. A candleholder finished in black nickel completes the set.

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Causeway Candleholder, bronze

by Pemberton & Sons

$1,140

Giant’s Causeway, a series of interlocking basalt columns at the periphery of Northern Ireland, was allegedly built by the Irish giant Fionn mac Cumhaill in an attempt to bridge the channel to Scotland. Inspired by this folk legend, Martin Brudnizki designed a series of candleholders formed of polygonal columns in varied heights. Created in differing materials, they represent stages of the manufacturing process: tulipwood is used to create an initial mould, in which one pours melted wax. The wax is then wrapped in ceramic and baked in a furnace, where it melts to leave a hole to hold molten bronze. Once the ceramic is smashed, the unfinished bronze candleholder is polished and patinated. A candleholder finished in black nickel completes the set.

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Trinity Of Boxes, small

by Carl Aubock

$1,665

Jacqueline Rabun’s three egg-shaped boxes, cast in solid brass, nestle together to make a larger trinity. Conceived in a conversation in Vienna on 20 January 2017, the same day as the inauguration of the new Presidentof the United States, Rabun sees the work as an introverted response to all the events going on around us: the piece carries all the connotations of the egg and the seed. Beautifully crafted in the Carl Auböck workshop, its large scale stands in contrast to the company’s original designs.

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Trinity Of Boxes, medium

by Carl Aubock

$3,430

Jacqueline Rabun’s three egg-shaped boxes, cast in solid brass, nestle together to make a larger trinity. Conceived in a conversation in Vienna on 20 January 2017, the same day as the inauguration of the new Presidentof the United States, Rabun sees the work as an introverted response to all the events going on around us: the piece carries all the connotations of the egg and the seed. Beautifully crafted in the Carl Auböck workshop, its large scale stands in contrast to the company’s original designs.

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Trinity Of Boxes, large

by Carl Aubock

$4,620

Jacqueline Rabun’s three egg-shaped boxes, cast in solid brass, nestle together to make a larger trinity. Conceived in a conversation in Vienna on 20 January 2017, the same day as the inauguration of the new Presidentof the United States, Rabun sees the work as an introverted response to all the events going on around us: the piece carries all the connotations of the egg and the seed. Beautifully crafted in the Carl Auböck workshop, its large scale stands in contrast to the company’s original designs.

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Sacred Space

by De Castelli

$2,340

The ‘Sacred Space’ shrine is intended to express our connection with symbolic places. The painted stainless steel pavilion defines the space beneath it as sacred, giving a nod to how spirituality has been given a physical form since early nomadic cultures. We’ve added a surrealist de Chirico-esque touch to ours. What will you do with yours?

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