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In the Summer of 2009

Photographs by Walter Pfeiffer, Design by Matteo Thun

By (author) Walter Pfeiffer
By (author) Matteo Thun
Edited by Susanne Thun


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  • An extraordinary and entertaining visual travelogue that celebrates some 50 design objects and interiors by distinguished Italian designer and architect Matteo Thun
  • Tells the story of a joyful encounter of two then teenage boys with the oeuvre of their famous father
  • Features a previously unpublished series by celebrated Swiss photographer Walter Pfeiffer
Full Description

A humorous tribute to Matteo Thun, one of Italy’s most distinguished designers and architects, and his work. In the summer of 2009, Swiss photographer Walter Pfeiffer made an extensive trip from Zurich to the Italian island of Capri, taking shots of some 50 of Thun’s design objects en route. Yet, rather than doing a mere documentation of these items, Pfeiffer created highly lively tableaux vivants. The artist was accompanied on his journey by Thun’s two then teenage sons, who thus form the main visual narrative of the book and appear in many pictures together with their father’s creations. A brief introduction by Matteo Thun’s wife Susanne and an index of the depicted design gems round out this extraordinary and entertaining visual travelogue.

About the Author

Walter Pfeiffer, born in 1946, is a Swiss graphic designer and photographer. His work became known to a wider audience from the early 2000s through contributions to international magazines such as i-D and Vogue. Matteo Thun, born in 1952, cofounded the world-renowned Memphis Group in 1981 and established his own studio in Milan in 1984. He has been awarded numerous international prizes for his architectural and product designs.

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Scheidegger & Spiess
21st Mar 2023
World excluding Austria, Germany, Switzerland, Puerto Rico, United States, Canada, and Japan
280 mm x 205 mm
136 Pages
155 color
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