Wallpaper April 2019

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SARAH ILLENBERGER Artist What Berlin-based Illenberger most enjoyed about illustrating the best of this year’s Cologne furniture fair for our Germany special (page 190) was the ‘freedom to play’. Working with photographer Kate Jackling, she began the task with no final vision and collaged ‘objects and elements in a very analogue manner’. Illenberger’s creative output spans illustration, art direction, set design and photography, with clients ranging from COS to Mercedes-Benz. OLIVIERO OLIVIERI Photographer Armed with his large-format camera, Rome-based Olivieri has honed a distinctive observational rhythm. Having previously shot the rationalist town of Mussolinia for us (W*212), his trip to Tresigallo (page 264) felt like a ‘natural sequel’. He says it was like ‘being part of a de Chirico painting, losing the sense of time and yourself in the metaphysical drama of the place, like…

editor’s letter

The New World Welcome to our annual Global Interiors Issue! Here we celebrate six territories where new creative talents have caught our eye – Chile, New Zealand, Norway, South Korea, Spain and the United States – while dedicating a 48-page special to Germany, a design powerhouse that continues to lead the way, a century after the founding of the Bauhaus. We also highlight two artists as they embrace the world of furniture and design. First, Tom Sachs graces our newsstand cover with his ecliptic ‘Shop’ chair, named after the chair that a carpenter makes for their shop. Tom’s impressive attention to detail has translated beautifully to furniture-making, informing every element down to the double-corrugated, double-layered cardboard packaging with fibreglass-reinforced paper tape (page 096). Meanwhile, Seulgi Lee (page 083) has followed a collaboration…

kindred spirit

‘I explored the notion of connection between people and territory and wanted to emulate a deeper sense of connection by way of the mythical circle,’ says architect Frida Escobedo, who designed this exquisite set of tequila bowls for Mexican tequila brand Maestro Dobel. Forged by stone craftsman Juan Fraga from obsidian sourced from the same ring-of-fire terrain that feeds the tequila’s agave plant, the shape of the bowls also references the jícara, a cup made from the fruit peel of the calabash tree and which is traditionally used to drink tequila. Golden obsidian — a deep black stone with gold nuances — was sourced to complement the cristalino tequila Maestro Dobel Diamante. For Maestro Dobel Humito, a translucent, silvery obsidian reflects the tequila’s smoky attributes, while the smallest vessel is…

primary suspects

A chance encounter between fashion designer Jean-Charles de Castelbajac and Roland Herlory, CEO of beachwear label Vilebrequin, on the crystal clear shores of St Barts, proved fruitful when Herlory enlisted de Castelbajac to decorate the walls of his beachside home on the island. Now the pair have united again with de Castelbajac launching a capsule collection of swimwear and poolside essentials for the St Tropez-founded brand. De Castelbajac has dipped his toe into French Riviera-inspired fashion before – his Resort 2015 collection was a cheeky take on the spirit of the Sud. But for Vilebrequin, Castelbajac looked instead to ‘sport chic, bright colours and the spirit of the 1970s’. Think swimsuits and shorts with rainbow details and a cacophony of shark tooth-inspired zips, double layer bikinis, and lightweight kimonos and…

silver service

‘It had to be jewel-like, but not overly pompous,’ says Morris + Company director Joe Morris of his latest building, a finely crafted restaurant pavilion on the Wildernesse Estate in Kent, England. The perfectly proportioned, low-rise structure does not disappoint. replacing a 19th century conservatory on the grounds of a country estate dating back to the 14th century, now transformed into a modern retirement development by PegasusLife, the restaurant was not only designed as the beating heart of the community, but also is the architects’ modern take on an orangerie, or the classic Victorian tea house. ‘It needed to have a subtle draw,’ continues Morris. ‘We had limited means in terms of finances, so we needed something that is repeatable and efficient. We ended up working to a grid, and…

out of office | bill amberg

BB: How do you take your coffee? BA: A French press mid-morning. When did you decide you wanted to work with leather? I grew up in Northampton, the centre of the English shoe trade. I played with leather scraps that my [half-Finnish architect] mother brought back from the market. Later I worked in Australia and New Zealand, doing shoe repair jobs for cobblers. Then I did an apprenticeship with Gay Wilson, who was teaching leatherwork at Canberra University. It’s a very benign material to work with, extraordinarily malleable, a mixture of firm and sensitive. I like it as it is used in so many areas of life, from bookbinding to saddlery, and there are so many techniques. I like to learn about all the techniques and play with them to different scales. How did…