In the Summer of 2009
Photographs by Walter Pfeiffer, Design by Matteo Thun
The entertaining album of a journey with design objects by Italian architect and designer Matteo Thun
1st edition, 2023
Text in Englisch
136 pages, 155 color illustrations
20.5 x 28 cm
A humorous tribute to Matteo Thun, one of Italy’s most distinguished designers and architects, and his work. In the summer of 2009, Swiss artist Walter Pfeiffer made an extensive trip from Zurich to the Italian island of Capri, taking shots of some fifty 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.
Walter Pfeiffer, born in 1946, is a Swiss artist, 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.