Wallpaper* Handmade

For the last eight 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 fall down on your knees and worship at the altar of Holy Handmade! for our annual Handmade 2017 showcase held in Milan during Salone. Mindful of mindfulness and the collective spiritual quest, we’ve tasked a host of design talent to reimagine ritual, rework worship and reconsider the communal. Now, you can buy some of these unique wonders right here.

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'Wabi Sabi' tea filter

by Ichendorf Milano

€180,00

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.

'Wabi Sabi' tea caddy

by Ichendorf Milano

€370,00

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.

'Wabi Sabi' spoon

by Ichendorf Milano

€100,00

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.

'Wabi Sabi' low teacup, set of six

by Ichendorf Milano

€45,00

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.

'Wabi Sabi' high teacup, set of six

by Ichendorf Milano

€45,00

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.

'Wabi Sabi' infusion pot

by Ichendorf Milano

€20,00

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.

'Wabi Sabi' tea pot

by Ichendorf Milano

€24,00

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.

Sustainable Sarcophagus, black

by Paper Factor

€4.270,00

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?’

Meditation Table

by Agape

€4.275,00

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.

‘Meditation Tablet’ tray

by Gustav van Treeck

€3.000,00

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.

‘Meditation Tablet’ tray

by Gustav van Treeck

€3.000,00

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.

Signet-Ring Seal

by Rebus

€8.975,00

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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