PLACES TO BE: Matteo Thun

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We asked architects and interior designers, and photographers about their very personal dream destinations. The broad spectrum reveals in a fascinating way, how architectural places can serve as a source of inspiration for creative work and works, and how experiences can inspire creative processes.

 

Join us on a journey of inspiration, moods and impressions from all over the world and let yourself be inspired by insider tips and individual discovery. Join us on the road!

Matteo Thun

Matteo Thun & Partners
Milan, Munich
www.matteothun.com

1. DO YOU HAVE A DREAM DESTINATION OR TRAVEL TIP?

It is as if our house on Capri is stuck to Monte Solaro and can only be reached on foot. The mountain is made of the same limestone as the Dolomites, my home. I really enjoy the early morning hikes to its summit. In Sicily they say ‘Il corpo come la montagna, gli occhi come il mare’ – which means ‘your body is like a mountain, your eyes like the sea’. These are two worlds that are actually in juxtaposition, but become one in the body. The sunrise at the Monte Solaro, the fragrances and the view of the sea make up for any effort. Nature, water, wind and the horizon. Rilke described this beautifully in this poem ‘Lied vom Meer’ (Song of the Sea). The view from the isolated village of Santa Maria a Cetrella is simply

2. WHAT DOES TRAVELLING MEAN TO YOU?

Travelling stimulates my imagination but I get the best ideas in the shower.

3. ON FOOT, BY BIKE, CAR, TRAIN, SHIP OR PLANE?

I mostly travel for business reasons preferably with a book to read on the train, if that's possible. But my favourite way to travel is on foot. I love the simplicity of getting around this way.

4. WHAT IS YOUR MUST HAVE ITEM IN YOUR LUGGAGE?

I don't need any luggage...

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