Wallpaper December 2020

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12 Numéros

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4 min
remaking history

In London, Victorian houses live multiple lives. Families move in and out, architects add extensions, or in the case of this townhouse in Bayswater, developers see potential for more drastic renewal. Behind the preserved façade, the old house, a victim of too many clumsy alterations, was totally rebuilt as a modern house. The rooms to the front maintain Victorian proportions, yet step further inside and you’ll find a huge wall of glazing, a lift, and a new lower-ground level. The challenge for Nick Hill and Kam Bava, the two architects called in to work on the project’s interior (the shell was created earlier by London-based studio Pitman Tozer), was to find a way of naturally bridging new and old elements. The architects first met while working for David Chipperfield on London’s…

2 min
dark matters

8 min

Robalo grelhado (Grilled seabass) Serves 4 4 whole seabass, scaled and cleaned1 lemon, thinly sliced4 sprigs fresh rosemary2 tbs olive oillemon wedges, to servesalt and pepper Preheat a grill. Season the inside of each fish with salt and pepper. Place lemon slices and a rosemary sprig inside each fish. Brush the fish with olive oil on both sides, and season with more salt and pepper. Grill the seabass for about 6 minutes on each side, depending on the size of the fish. Serve immediately with lemon wedges. Favas de coentrada (Broad beans with coriander) Serves 4 4 tbs olive oil100g coarse breadcrumbs1 egg, hard boiled and peeled small bunch fresh coriander½ small onion, peeled and finely chopped2 cloves garlic, peeled and finely chopped200g fresh or frozen broad beansjuice and zest of 1 lemon2 tsp wine vinegarsalt…

4 min
natural wonder

Bosco Sodi’s painting studio is set in a mid-19th-century warehouse in Red Hook, Brooklyn, a cavernous space with austere stone walls, exposed ceiling beams and towering doors that open onto the waterfront. Despite the impressive scale of his work (the titular painting for his 2010 show ‘Pangaea’, at the Bronx Museum, measured 4m x 12m), Sodi prefers to work alone, relying on an assistant only for the most physically demanding tasks. ‘I prefer to have nobody here. Painting is a very intimate process, so I don’t like having my concentration broken,’ he says. Sodi’s paintings are driven by materials: pigments, often in striking hues that push the limits of the human eye, personally sourced from around the world; sawdust, gathered from workshops near his studio; glue and water. Insisting that touch…

1 min
fitting tribute

Already an established maker of fine leather accessories and menswear, Berluti has found added purpose under Kris Van Assche, its artistic director since 2018. Having revived 17 pieces of original Pierre Jeanneret furniture for last year’s Design Miami, upholstering them with the brand’s Venezia leather, Van Assche is now launching a Home & Office Objects collection that brings together creativity, heritage and craftsmanship. The new offerings, featuring leading European designers from multiple decades, include Werkstätte Carl Auböck’s desk accessories, magazine rack and wastepaper basket, alongside Afra and Tobia Scarpa’s ‘Cartoccio’ bowls, originally created for Milanese silversmith San Lorenzo. The latter’s forms, evoking elegantly crumpled sheets of paper, have been given a fresh spin with the addition of Venezia leather on the outside, a fitting complement to pure silver. Van Assche…

2 min
back to nature

Welcome to our December issue! Compared to previous years, we are entering the festive season on a quieter note – with extravagant parties replaced by more intimate occasions, and excess giving way to a more thoughtful appreciation of the people and things we hold dear. There are grounds for optimism and opportunities for celebrations of a different sort – and so for the final issue of the year, we present an exaltation of earthly delights, and an ode to the joys of entertaining at home. Our newsstand cover unveils an exciting new project by Swedish design studio Front, who have worked with Italian manufacturer Moroso to create a new series titled Nature Furniture. Inspired by studies on the therapeutic effects of time spent in nature, they decided to bring fragments of…