Objects of Desire

Notes on our most coveted art & design pieces and collaborations. 

The Wick - Fashion Supreme x Louis Vuitton Christopher Backpack

Fashion Supreme x Louis Vuitton Christopher Backpack

Supreme by name, and nature. ‘I don’t think enough people take risks, and when you do, people respond – in music, in art, in fashion,’ says Supreme founder James Jebbia – and this collaboration with powerhouse Louis Vuitton is testament to this vision. Released in 2017, the design is one of the most iconic of luxury-streetwear collaborations. The bag is embossed with Supreme’s Futura Heavy Oblique white logo and decorated with silver-toned Louis Vuitton branded hardware. Described by Vuitton as reinventing ‘the rugged spirit of a hiking pack’, it’s as cool and fresh as those mountains.


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The Wick - Objects Montblanc Heritage Collection Rouge et Noir Special Edition Ballpoint Pen

Objects Montblanc Heritage Collection Rouge et Noir Special Edition Ballpoint Pen

The name Montblanc came about in 1909 as a way of recognising the supreme quality of their pens, just as the Mont Blanc is the pinnacle of the Alps. A century later and its sophisticated design ranks it among the most time-honoured of stationary items – and this ‘Rouge et Noir’ collection in particular is a vintage classic. Complete with a sleek serpentine motif, the pen comes in black precious lacquer and capped with black precious resin and an emblem made of coral- and ivory-coloured resin. A timeless Father’s Day gift.


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The Wick - Objects Jan Waterson, Fumed Velo DB Chair

Objects Jan Waterson, Fumed Velo DB Chair

Take a seat at the table with this Jan Waterson design, which became an instant classic when it launched in 2016. Inspired by the ergonomics of modern-day bicycle (‘velo’) design, the chair is framed to comfortably envelope the sitter – a model of dream synchronicity between body and object. The design is sprayed with a fume-toned stain that blends into the natural lacquered ash of its wooden frame. At ease within both a traditional and modern setting, its ribbon-like frame snakes around the back to create an arm rest and back support. No surprise Waterson’s reaped awards for his limited-edition design – this one’s a winner with us.


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The Wick - Fashion Stefan Cooke Brown Button Strap

Fashion Stefan Cooke Brown Button Strap

Since his breakout Central Saint Martins MA collection celebrating ‘boring’ clothing, interest in Stefan Cooke’s fashion designs has only mounted. He founded his eponymous label in 2017, known for his offbeat spin on classic garments and understated colours. This latest release offers a signature spin on the time-honoured bag strap, made entirely from tortoiseshell buttons. Characteristic of Cooke’s use of unusual materials to create pieces that are artisinal yet accessible, the strap feature 123 laser etched buttons linked by iron metal rings, finished with silver hardware and logo embossed leather tabs.


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The Wick - Fashion Bianca Saunders, Jamaica-print cotton-blend poplin shirt

Fashion Bianca Saunders, Jamaica-print cotton-blend poplin shirt

A growing presence in the menswear landscape, Bianca Saunders brings a fusion of the classic and the avant-garde in designs that reference traditional streetwear designs and cutting-edge couture. Experimenting with conventions around male fashion, her latest design makes a further mark. This latest Jamaica-print shirt features a photograph set in a tropical location and is a celebration of the British Caribbean diaspora. Crafted in the UK from a cotton-blend poplin, the oversized design is finished with a point collar, dropped shoulders and a curved hem.


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The Wick - Fashion Craig Green, Paradise Worker Jacket

Fashion Craig Green, Paradise Worker Jacket

Bring the tropics home this summer with Craig Green’s latest jacket, Paradise. Modelled on Green’s signature ‘Workers’ jacket, this latest version enjoys an exotic overhaul, featuring a graphic colour design of vibrant palm trees and setting suns. Made from comfortable quilted cotton, the jacket is an example of Green’s clean, utilitarian style – grounded in the beauty, humility and functionality of design. Unsurprisingly the designer has archive pieces in the permanent collection of the Costume Institute of the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York and the Victoria and Albert Museum in London – this jacket is vintage in the making.


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The Wick - Objects Eco Dinner Candle Set, British Colour Standard

Objects Eco Dinner Candle Set, British Colour Standard

Burning bright. Stylish and sustainable, this colourful candle set is available with British Colour Standard – a brand first established in 1931 and recently revived by design duo Jackie Piper and Victoria Whitbread. Since discovering an old colour dictionary in an Oxfam shop, the pair have created a homeware collection based on original colours derived from flora, fauna, stones and spices. These candles are hand-poured in Indonesia and made of ecological dyes and natural ingredients – the ideal eco-gift for your next dinner party (if you’re not keeping them for yourself).


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The Wick - Objects Haas Simon Leg Table Lamp, L’OBJET

Objects Haas Simon Leg Table Lamp, L’OBJET

Leg of lamp. Celebrated worldwide for their weird and wonderful creations, the Haas Brothers’ collection with L’OBJET turns the everyday into the extraordinary. Bringing their colourful cast of creatures to a range of homeware items – such as this Simon Leg Table Lamp – the duo create designs that are easy to connect with, reflecting their ethos about ‘emotional content before functionality’. Blurring the boundaries between art and design, they have been exhibited in museums across US and Asia. Filled with imagination and spark, this characterful lamp certainly brings the domestic to life.


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The Wick - Objects Dodo Egg Lamp, Beata Heuman

Objects Dodo Egg Lamp, Beata Heuman

Since establishing her own studio in 2013, Beata Heuman has made a unique mark in the design world with creations that bring a playful, sophisticated energy – testament to her view that ‘every room should sing’, the title of her recently published monograph. Blending Scandinavian accents with a more poetic and unexpected touch, this Dodo Egg lamp is the perfect example of Heuman’s vision. Inspired by fantastical, ancient times, the glowing pendant creates a focal point of whatever room it’s in. Making the mythic out of the mundane, this Dodo Egg isn’t going extinct any time soon.


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The Wick - Design Panelled clear-sole sneakers, A-COLD-WALL*

Design Panelled clear-sole sneakers, A-COLD-WALL*

Pioneering a different kind of sustainability, A-COLD-WALL*’s sneakers are designed to embrace the ageing process. ‘I want to encourage users to put the shoe through wears,’ brand founder Samuel Ross explains. ‘For me there should be a dialogue between you and the piece that you purchase, and I’m into the idea of speeding up the layer of humanity you find in a product. There’s the idea of a life cycle contained within the shoe.’ Suede-panelled and made with a tonal blue, cracked effect leather, these are sneakers your feet will gladly grow into.


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