Matteo Thun

Architect; Interior Designer; Product/Industrial Designer; Lighting Designer / Italy / Matteo Thun & Partners

Matteo Thun’s Book List

I am surrounded by books—at home as well as at the office. Art and photography have always been an indispensable part of our life and my wife, Susanne, is excellent at editing. She can convey her enthusiasm about colors and forms, and the books she brings home are as fascinating as they are inspirational.

From the list that I did for Designers & Books I have one favorite that inspires and influences me the most. Even though it consists of lectures, Italo Calvino's Six Memos for the Next Millennium has become a sort of philosophical basis for my life and work.

6 books
Italo Calvino

His ideas on lightness, quickness, exactitude, visibility, multiplicity, and consistency still inspire me every day.

Julia Chaplin

Totally inspiring, especially for colors.

Matilda McQuaid

Great photos, very useful technical information.

Miles Redd

The title says it all . . . so chic!

Photographs by Lawrence Schiller

A very private, unexpected Marilyn.

Mark Stevens
Annalyn Swan

Simply essential.

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