Wallpaper May 2020

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United Kingdom
Future Publishing Ltd
12 期号



VINCENZO DE COTIIS Architect and designer De Cotiis is renowned for his infinitely collectible furniture and covetable interiors, so we were thrilled to be allowed inside his 18th-century palazzo apartment in Milan to see how he displays his Wallpaper* archive (page 166). He recently showed his ‘Éternel’ collection, which channels Japanese culture and is the fruit of a long study on immateriality, at Carpenters Workshop Gallery in Paris, and is currently working on a number of residential projects. HARRIET THORPE Assistant Architecture Editor A member of the Wallpaper* team since 2016, Thorpe excels in telling stories that combine architecture, culture and community. For this issue, Thorpe reports on a Chilean family-run winery designed by local architects Mapa (page 089). The highlight of her experience was ‘getting lost in the rolling landscape of the Pirque wine…

from wallpaper* with love

Newsstand cover Photography: Ryan Hopkinson Interiors: Matthew Morris Crystals Monolith in stainless steel (inox), from €15,600, by Oskar Zieta, for Zieta Studio. ‘Diana B’ side table, £441, by Konstantin Grcic, for ClassiCon, from Aram. ‘Atlanta’ armchair, price on request, by Giuseppe Bavuso, for Alivar. See our story on page 170 Limited-edition cover by Annabelle Selldorf The architect’s black-and-white photograph was taken at Hauser & Wirth’s new 542 West 22nd Street premises during construction. Seen is the cupola for the building’s main stair volume, awaiting installation. See our story on page 092 Limited-edition covers are available to subscribers, see Wallpaper.com Welcome to our May issue, where we are focusing on Art, Architecture & Escape at a time when I think we could all use a little escapism… Taking centre stage in this issue is our exclusive first look at…


Right, trench, £2,150, by 2 Moncler 1952. Below, trench, £2,187; trainers, price on request, both by Rokh. Trousers, £695, by Roland Mouret. Bag, £385, by Osoi he trenchcoat has long been a wardrobe classic, but for spring, brands brought a dash of deconstructed drama to the eternal outerwear essential, turning the trenchcoat into a jigsaw puzzle, splicing and dicing it into a powerful new piece. A host of labels have all upped their construction game, with Rokh’s signature hybrid silhouettes including a trench with leather inserts; Karl Templer’s debut collection for Ports 1961 featuring a style with a splice of bold picnic blanket check; and Moncler’s take an assemblage of glossy fabrics and Jenga-like prints. Entrench yourself now. rokh.net; ports1961.com; moncler.com A global sweep of magnificent modernist treasures Expedition force Adam Štech’s Modernist…

the vinson view

01 Neighbourhood watch Picky Nicky’s got his eye on northern Italy’s local heroes It was architect Matteo Thun who first drew me to South Tyrol. It was September 2003 and I was visiting the new Thundesigned Vigilius Mountain Resort, which we were shooting (see W*64). Thun used only local materials to build Vigilius, and he also taught me about moon wood, cut when the moon is waning and the sap content is at its lowest, thus producing better quality lumber. A year or so later I returned for the Merano Wine Festival, where I met winemaker Alois Lageder, scion of the family business, which dates back to 1823. My visit to his estate in Magrè (where casks of wine rest in cellars piping out a Bach lullaby sound installation by artist Mario…

light industry

Nestled amid the lush and gently undulating hills at the heart of Tuscany, the bucolic small town of Radda in Chianti encompasses dozens of vineyards and centuries-old farmhouses. Last August, this agricultural bastion became the home of a contemporary and cosmopolitan new neighbour from Paris, when Celine inaugurated a sprawling handbag-making plant there. Designed by Fabio Barluzzi and Barbara Ponticelli of the MetroOffice architecture studio, ‘La Manufacture’, as it is named by Celine, is a glass and concrete hilltop monolith that doesn’t apologise for its industrial muscle. Instead, its transparent walls are designed to eliminate the boundary between the viticultural hills and the workers inside, exalting the role of the artisans by encircling them with Tuscany’s natural beauty. ‘We never intended to hide the fact that this is a factory,’ said…

finish line

Acerbis, which has been producing storage furniture since 1870, has played a quietly pivotal role in Italian design, collaborating with a number of high-profile artists and designers. It was one of the first Italian companies to work with Japanese designers whose compositional language added metallic inserts and new materials to the wood of northern Italy’s Val Seriana. Collaborators included the likes of Kazuyo Komoda, whose ‘Asisai’ umbrella stand, featuring three simple and harmonious bent steel wires fixed to a flat base, has been a bestseller since its launch in the late 1990s. Acerbis also worked with Jonathan De Pas, Donato D’Urbino and Paola Lomazzi, important figures in pop design culture who investigated new perspectives on the use of space with coloured module units. And as the Memphis movement built momentum, the…