Wallpaper Magazine - Summer 2020

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Letter from Editor-in-Chief

Dear readers

It has been a traumatic week in the world, and I want to make it clear that we at Wallpaper* support Black Lives Matter. We support the right to protest against injustice. We will continue to educate ourselves and strive to action change in our industry.

I accept this could be seen as empty rhetoric, but we are listening, and as a media channel, to remain silent would be an implicit endorsement of the status quo. So it is our challenge to back up these words with actions. If we work together, then we can be proactive in making change, rather than simply hoping for it.

The current pandemic has shown our ability to pull together and innovate as a design community. Your messages, positive stories and acts of solidarity have demonstrated active collaboration through adversity. Our World View series is reporting on the situation across 20 territories worldwide and revealing truly innovative, resilient and progressive ideas. We will now carry this project on and broaden its scope.

When I wrote my editor’s letter for the Summer 2020 issue, it was conceived as an uplifting review of the best new design and a testament to the design community’s enduring creativity through worldwide lockdowns. While genuine, one week on, those words feel hollow in the face of the devastating events that have unfolded in the US and worldwide, highlighting this global and inter-generational issue, which also reveals some uncomfortable truths we all need to acknowledge and respond to.

At this delicate time, I confess to feeling torn as to whether to promote and launch the new issue. But the industry needs support, products need to be launched, as the impact of Covid-19 has devastated its landscape. I feel a duty to play our part in enabling the recovery plans, so therefore in order to support the design industry we release today, as planned, the Summer 2020 issue.

Our annual Design Directory offers a room-by-room guide to the next new furnishings, as well our Kitchen & Bathroom Digest and a ten-page pick of exceptional outdoor furniture. The issue also marks the 20th anniversary of Wallpaper’s much-anticipated 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 Tuscany, a new take on the shophouse in Vietnam, and a guest house in Zanzibar in local coral limestone. Turn to page 131 for more details.

For the latest instalment in our Wallpaper* Trip series, we visit Quito in Ecuador, for a 20-page exploration of a city in transition. We find the architects and designers who helped create modern Quito combining with a new generation of talents to write a bold new chapter in its already rich architectural history. When we visited, before the Covid-19 pandemic, we experienced a city full of ambition and optimism, so this is our love letter to Ecuador, honouring Quiteños’ energy and positivity at a time when they need support.

We received an overwhelming response to our #WallpaperPosterCampaign, and have selected Piero Lissoni’s graphic representation of physical distancing for our limited-edition subscribers’ cover. We also present a selection of our favourites on page 186, and a wider edit will be showcased here on Wallpaper.com.

Please enjoy the issue, which is available to download and read on screen below.

With love from home
Sarah Douglas, Editor-in-Chief

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