"Wallpaper* Handmade"

Wallpaper* – Holy Handmade ! [pt 3/3] @ Salone Milan 2017

Wallpaper* – Holy Handmade ! [pt 3/3] @ Salone Milan 2017

Wallpaper* wanted to develop a ritual celebration of the divine inspiration, the high craftiness and crafts from which divine works arise.

Housed in the deconsecrated former medieval Church of Santa Teresa in via Moscova, the designated design temple, “pilgrimage” came to great designers and architects with their works realized in collaboration with craftsmen or brands of unique, miraculous materials.

Wallpaper* – Toiletpaper Bar ! [pt 2/3] @ Salone Milan 2017

Wallpaper* – Toiletpaper Bar ! [pt 2/3] @ Salone Milan 2017

For the Salone 2017, Toiletpaper created a PopUp bar at the Mediateca Santa Teresa ( within the Wallpaper* Holy Handmade exhibition space ), in the heart of the Brera Design District.

The Toiletpaper Bar ! installation used imagery created by artist Maurizio Cattelan and photographer Pierpaolo Ferrari, in collaboration with Guffram, Seletti, La Buttiga

Rotunda Serotina by Kolman Boye @ Salone Milan 2015

Rotunda Serotina by Kolman Boye @ Salone Milan 2015

Wallpaper* invited the American Hardwood Export Council, architects Kolman Boye and furniture-makers Benchmark to create a towering structure of food plates as part of the Wallpaper* Handmade 2015 exhibition.

The brief was to design a candy-store concept for handing out free savoury biscuits from local bistro T’a Milano.

It’s huge at over 3.7m in diameter and the same in height, more a structure, than a piece of furniture. As architect Victor Boye Julebäk said “Something really strong was needed for the huge venue… but maybe we went a little over the top!”

Wallpaper* Handmade @ Salone Milan 2014

Wallpaper* Handmade @ Salone Milan 2014

Wallpaper* Handmade was a “freshly minted celebration of craft, creativity and collaboration” which saw Wallpaper* Magazine once again pairing designers with manufacturers, and commissioning them to create one-off pieces for Milan Design Week.

This year Wallpaper* Handmade again returned to the Leclettico Gallery for its 5th year, and worked closely with the gallery’s founder Claudio Loria to curate the exhibition.

Wallpaper* Handmade @ Salone Milano 2013

Wallpaper* Handmade @ Salone Milano 2013

Acting as patron, client and creative director, Wallpaper* commissioned their favourite designers, artists, craftsmen, makers and manufacturers to create unique furniture, fittings, food stuffs, fashions and more.