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Wallpaper

Summer 2020

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2 min.
contributors

MARGARET CALVERT Typographer and graphic designer A doyenne of visual communication, Calvert worked with Jock Kinneir to create Britain’s road signage system in the 1950s and 1960s and continues to inspire the practice of wayfinding design. Now 84, she has redrawn her Rail Alphabet for the newly invigorated Network Rail system, a project for which she was interviewed by erstwhile Design Museum director Deyan Sudjic. Working within social distancing guidelines, Calvert shot her own images for the story (page 055). PIERO LISSONI Architect and designer Answering our call for graphic innovation to spread messages of hope in the era of Covid-19 (page 186), Lissoni created a series of posters on ‘being together by staying apart’, one of which features as our limited-edition cover. Having experienced a strict lockdown in Tuscany, Lissoni confesses to ‘missing the…

2 min.
editor’s letter

Newsstand cover Artwork: Studio Brasch Interiors: Olly Mason Show of strength Welcome to our Summer 2020 issue, an uplifting review of the best new design and product launches, which is testament to the design community’s enduring creativity. Our annual Design Directory offers a room-by-room guide to the finest new furnishings, as well our Kitchen & Bathroom Digest and a ten-page pick of exceptional outdoor furniture. The pages are bursting with the latest, most life-enriching and home-enhancing pieces. The issue also marks the 20th anniversary of Wallpaper’s much-anticipated and career-making Architects’ Directory, and to celebrate we’ve selected 20 of the most promising architectural practices worldwide for 2020. They hail from six continents and range from solo practices to wider collectives. Headline projects include a glass house in the Brazilian rainforest, a family home in Mexico, a concrete villa in…

1 min.
newspaper*

Shield-centric sunglasses ensure that for summer, you’ll be protecting not just your eyesight, but your profile too. From Saint Laurent to Lindberg, Chanel to Dolce & Gabbana, an array of optical brands are setting their sights on this safeguarding style. We suggest getting your guard up with oversized aviators, shades that riff on safety goggles and others with hard-as-nails hardware. There’s a retro futurism to S/S20’s most shielding sunglasses, which also offer up transparent or gradient lenses, and bold acetate frames. They’ll protect and earn you style points in any era. Models: Vanja at Milk Management, Antoine at Elite London. Casting: David Steven Wilton at East. Hair: Liam Russell using Evo. Make-up: Marina Belfon-Rose using Glossier. Photography assistant: Ryan O’Toole…

1 min.
power of two

When Ryutaro Yoshida founded furniture company Time & Style in 1990, he placed artisanal production at the heart of its MO, ensuring its ethos and aesthetic remained unmistakably Japanese. Today the company boasts an international market and stores in two continents, and its master craftsmen in Hokkaido and the natural materials they work with are still key. Now their expertise has been harnessed for a collaboration with Italian brand De Padova. ‘Ryutaro’s passion is to keep having these products made by these people,’ says Roberto Gavazzi, CEO of Boffi De Padova. ‘His company is a tool of transmission of what Japan is able to do, but interpreting it in a more contemporary way.’ Comprising 17 pieces, the resulting Time & Style Edition collection has craftsmanship at its core, and every detail has…

1 min.
incoming

This summer, altitude junkies unable to leave their cities will have to swap alpine meadows for urban rooftops. Today’s skyscraper-rich metropolises offer plenty of lush vertical destinations. Should local Covid-19 restrictions allow as summer progresses, Hong Kongers can ascend to the world’s tallest bar (480m) at the Ritz-Carlton and refill their hydration packs before rambling back down. Singaporeans need only climb half as high to reach the peak of Sands SkyPark (200m). Copenhagen’s mountaineers have the vertical face of BIG’s CopenHill power plant. At 85m it’s not El Capitan (2,307m), but offers the advantage of downhill dryslope skiing. Parisians need only climb 20m to reach the bucolic farm atop the Paris Expo Porte de Versailles, the same height as San Francisco’s leafy Salesforce Park. Oslo’s Opera House is similarly low…

2 min.
liquid launch

A revolutionary microfactory akin to a 3D printer for drinks has been created in Sweden. The brainchild of local start-up Wayout, the container-sized structure holds an advanced water-purification system and microbrewery powered by solar panels. The modules, with customisable exteriors and serving interface designed by Swedish studios Bernadotte & Kylberg and No Picnic, are as compact as possible. When Wallpaper* visited the assembly plant in Linköping, Wayout was finalising its second microfactory, to be shipped to an eco-retreat in the Serengeti National Park, Tanzania. It’s no coincidence that Africa is an early destination – each module has the capacity to provide 70,000 litres of clean drinking water, avoiding up to 200,000 plastic bottles, per month. ‘Since we can treat all types of water – even desalinate sea water – the idea…