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Fresh canvas

- Sarah Douglas, Editor-in-chief

Welcome to our annual Design Directory issue, where we have scoured the globe virtually to bring you the most exciting new design for every room of your home.

Our selection is reassuring­ly formidable and inspiring, with honourable mentions including: Marco Lavit’s geometric ‘Lemni’ armchair for Living Divani; Tobia Scarpa’s ‘Soriana’ armchair for Cassina; Naoto Fukasawa’s ‘Pao’ table lamp for Hay; Mathias Hahn’s ‘Akira’ bureau for Schönbuch; Vincent Van Duysen’s ‘Giro’ tables for Kettal; USM’S timely ‘World of Plants’ sideboard, an update to its classic ‘USM Haller’ modular system, enabling you to create a vertical herb garden and naturalise your work space; Stephen Burks’ ‘Kida’ hanging outdoor lounge chair for Dedon; and the ‘Wireline’ suspension lamp by Wallpaper* Designers of the Year Formafanta­sma, which creates delightful­ly sculptural lines out of its requisite power cables.

Meanwhile, our annual Kitchen & Bathroom Digest features Max Lamb’s ‘Working Tile’ coffee table for Tajimi Custom Tiles; Ludovica + Roberto Palomba’s ‘Sound-rack’ shelving system for Kartell by Laufen; Andrea Parisio and Giuseppe Pezzano’s ‘Tino’ washbasin for Ceramica Cielo; John Pawson’s elegantly simple ‘JP 37’ shower for Cocoon; and the ‘Vipp 2’ kitchen, in limestone, dark oak and reeded glass.

Elsewhere, we take a tour of architect Manuel Herz’s extension for the Tambacound­a Hospital in rural Senegal, the product of extensive collaborat­ion with the local community and now the subject of an installati­on at the Venice Architectu­re Biennale. We preview Michele De Lucchi’s first sofa design for Shanghai-based Stellar Works, with an invisible ‘floating’ inner structure; and discover a photograph­y exhibition curated by Studio Mumbai and David Glaettli, ahead of the 2022 launch of Japanese ceramics brand Mino Soil.

Finally, we are honoured to have Mark Bradford take over our limitededi­tion cover with his painting The Price

of Disaster, measuring a monumental 213cm 274cm (one of our largest cover artworks yet) and evoking cosmic imagery of an expanding universe.

The cover coincides with his major solo exhibition ‘Masses and Movements’ at Hauser & Wirth’s new Menorca arts centre, opening in mid-july. We dispatched art critic Hunter Drohojowsk­a-philp and photograph­er Max Farago to Bradford’s Los Angeles studio earlier this year to discuss his new body of work, inspired by a 1507 world map that was the first record of the word ‘America’. Bringing together abstract expression­ist painting and collage, cartograph­ic inspiratio­n and contempora­ry concerns, these powerful and significan­t artworks resonate on many levels.

I hope you enjoy the issue!

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 ??  ?? Limited-edition cover by Mark Bradford Bradford’s The Price of Disaster, 2021, mixed media on canvas, 213cm x 274cm, features sweeping movements of gestural abstractio­n in various colours swirling around an undefined point near the centre of the canvas. The painting evokes cosmic imagery of an expanding universe or the tearing apart of the space-time continuum at the edge of a black hole.
See our interview with the artist, pictured top with a work-in-progress of his cover artwork, photograph­ed by Max Farago, on page 126 Limited-edition covers are available to subscriber­s, see wallpaper.com/sub21
Limited-edition cover by Mark Bradford Bradford’s The Price of Disaster, 2021, mixed media on canvas, 213cm x 274cm, features sweeping movements of gestural abstractio­n in various colours swirling around an undefined point near the centre of the canvas. The painting evokes cosmic imagery of an expanding universe or the tearing apart of the space-time continuum at the edge of a black hole. See our interview with the artist, pictured top with a work-in-progress of his cover artwork, photograph­ed by Max Farago, on page 126 Limited-edition covers are available to subscriber­s, see wallpaper.com/sub21
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Studio Likeness Interiors:
Olly Mason Clockwise from centre, ‘Lemni’ armchair, from €3,113, by Marco Lavit, for Living Divani. ‘Giro’ side tables, price on request, by Vincent Van Duysen, for Kettal. Virgil Abloh Wandanlage hi-fi audio wall unit, price on request, by Virgil Abloh, for Braun Audio. ‘Divide IT’, from €1,377, by Pitsou Kedem, for MDF Italia. ‘Pao’ lamp, £389, by Naoto Fukasawa, for Hay. See our Design Directory, from page 075, for more
Newsstand cover Artwork: Studio Likeness Interiors: Olly Mason Clockwise from centre, ‘Lemni’ armchair, from €3,113, by Marco Lavit, for Living Divani. ‘Giro’ side tables, price on request, by Vincent Van Duysen, for Kettal. Virgil Abloh Wandanlage hi-fi audio wall unit, price on request, by Virgil Abloh, for Braun Audio. ‘Divide IT’, from €1,377, by Pitsou Kedem, for MDF Italia. ‘Pao’ lamp, £389, by Naoto Fukasawa, for Hay. See our Design Directory, from page 075, for more

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