an elegant host
Contemporary lifestyle in our cities usually comes with a considerable amount of stress. There is nothing better than arriving to your little piece of heaven, your small kingdom, where you rule everything: your home. This is especially true when you are received by a WIRT (German noun for ‘landlord’ or ‘host’), which will take care of you and make you comfortable: all your worries will be left behind to get you ready for the cozy reality of your home.
WIRT’s function is to receive and prepare you to enjoy the comfort of your home. It makes eases the transition between public and private life. Between stress and calmness.
When leaving your home, WIRT reminds you to come back soon, it prepares you for the outside world, hands in your coat, takes a last look and approves your style before leaving.
WIRT combines different essential functions in a single object for the contemporary flâneur. It can be configured depending on where it sits in your house: whether austere or fully equipped, you will always be welcomed home.
Katerina Alatzia and Alejandro Tapia
Manufacture and engineering:
Handcrafted in solid American oak, WIRT is finished in black with the grain still visible. WIRT can hold your favorite magazines or your daily mail; it can hang your coat, store your umbrella, hold your keys, and make you feel confident with its mirror before facing the world.
How to know that cities reserved
a share of their more austere love
for which we got
with hatred hot on the trail
how would we know that they will make us space
among its shortages more swollen
and without knowing our fervors or our blood group
would open its joys wide
and their disasters
to make us feel
just like at home