Wallpaper April 2021

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DAVID PLAISANT Writer Rome-based architecture writer Plaisant was perfectly placed to explore the world of Italian icon Paolo Portoghesi (page 186). ‘We were incredibly lucky to gain access to his wonderful house and gardens just days before Italy’s lockdown last March,’ he says. And it wasn’t just the architecture that made the experience memorable, as ‘Portoghesi was also keen to show us his private zoo’. Plaisant is now working on a book documenting the Roman palazzina. ROGER DAVIES Photographer When the John Lautner Foundation asked LA-based British photographer Davies to shoot the Garcia House (page 152), he didn’t have to travel far. ‘It’s on Mulholland Drive, right around the corner from my home. Every Lautner house I’ve photographed is more incredible than the last; he’s my favourite architect,’ says Davies, who lives with his wife…

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editor’s letter

New horizons Welcome to our annual Global Interiors issue. Good design can enable, inspire and elevate our lives. This has been magnified over the last year, as circumstances have required us to stay at home, with more opportunity than ever to contemplate the stuff that surrounds us. Marking a year since the pandemic turned the world upside down, this Global Interiors issue salutes the design pieces that have brightened our days, and the luminous talents behind them. We’ve broadened the scope of our headline interiors story, featuring designs from six continents, rather than focusing on six specific countries as we did in previous years. Our head of interiors Olly Mason worked with Berlin design studio Form & Rausch to create a visual feast, setting standout furniture pieces against escapist backdrops that are…

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under canvas

For S/S21, a host of menswear designers used clothing as a canvas, interpreting the gestural strokes of figurative portraiture and the globulous bulges of ceramic forms within their folds. At Dior, Kim Jones was compelled by the bold brushstrokes of Ghanaian portraitist Amoako Boafo, who had his first solo show at Mariane Ibrahim Gallery in Chicago last autumn. In a tactile and tonal twist, a figure inspired by Boafo’s oil on canvas Yellow Dress has been translated into an intarsia motif on a cashmere roll-neck. Jonathan Anderson showcased the work of Catalan illustrator Pol Anglada in his eponymous brand’s spring collection. A fiery knit-weave cardigan features a brow-furrowed face, inspired by images in Anglada’s father’s comic book collection. At Loewe, where Anderson is also creative director, the designer nodded to…

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mall wonders

Located on the former site of São Paulo’s Fasano restaurant, which became Wallpaper’s headquarters for a few weeks in 2010 when we produced our Born in Brazil issue (W*135), CJ Shops is an exquisitely designed retail project that matches luxury brands with the finest local restaurateurs. Launched by Brazilian real estate developer JHSF and designed by Arthur Casas, the mall features a glass rooftop canopy, which maintains an open-air feeling while protecting patrons from the elements, and expansive green walls that celebrate the region’s plant diversity. The roster of brands includes Hermès, Balmain (its first dedicated men’s store in Brazil), and Isabel Marant and Ines de la Fressange, which both opened their first boutiques in Latin America within the complex. Fasano is back on site with stylish café Gero Panini…

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born again

The Greek-born, Paris-based architect Rena Dumas, who died in 2009, opened her own studio, Rena Dumas Architecture Intérieure (RDAI), in 1972, and is perhaps best known for creating the look of Hermès’ retail spaces. Although Dumas designed furniture and objects for select brands, in 1988 she designed the ‘Okeanis’ table (pictured) just for herself. Made up of two halves, this is a double object that can be paired or left apart. Parts of the tabletop can fold up to provide a tray table and, with the addition of a central leaf, it can be transformed into a dining table or desk. The table is now being reissued by curated online platform The Invisible Collection, alongside Dumas’ ‘Aria’ console and bedside table, from 1985, and ‘Lumière’ rug (pictured), also from 1988.…

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pretty in pink

The latest launch from Hermès Beauty has us flushed with excitement. Composed of eight blush shades, two application brushes, a leather blush case and three pink lip tints, the Rose Hermès collection comes a year after Hermès Beauty’s inaugural Rouge Hermès lipstick launch (see W*252). For Hermès Beauty’s creative director Jérôme Touron, cosmetics that enhance a natural, rosy flush were a logical progression after the bold lip-defining hues of the previous collection. ‘Rose Hermès initiates a subtle unveiling of the complexion,’ says Touron. ‘It is a palette of shades that sketches contours without fixing them, animating the face and giving it movement.’ To create the collection, Touron and his team scoured the Hermès archives, singling out shades of pink on a diverse range of items, from riding caps to parasols, which…