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People Share ‘Accidental Wes Anderson’ Photos Of Real-Life Locations That Belong In His Movies

There’s an interesting photo hunt going on online, which gets even more interesting if you’re a fan of the visual style seen in the iconic movies by director Wes Anderson.

I’m talking about the subreddit called ‘Accidental Wes Anderson,’ in which users upload the pics taken all around the world of buildings, sceneries or even people who seem to belong in the next Wes Anderson flick. And surprisingly, there are quite a few spots from North Korea to Ukraine, that compete for the attention of the famous director.

Maybe there’s a spot like this someplace near you? Then don’t hesitate to share your photos in the comments!

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#1 Moomin House In Naantali, Finland

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#2 Stadt-Bad Gotha In Gotha, Germany

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#3 Hotel Belvédère Near The Rhône Glacier, Switzerland

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#4 Swimming Pool In Hamburg, Germany

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#5 Dan Sully Photography: Singapore

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#6 A Chimney Sweep From Tallinn, Estonia

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#7 Grand Hotel Misurina, Italy

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#8 Good Records In Dallas, U.S.

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#9 Conservatory Of The George Eastman House In Rochester, U.S.

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#10 Door In Kiev, Ukraine

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#11 Metro Train In Brussels, Belgium

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#12 Malina Swimming Pool In Bratislava, Slovakia

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#13 Conference Room In North Korea

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#14 Train In Flåm, Norway

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#15 “Ebb Tide” At Gold Crest Resort Motel By Tyler Haughey

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#16 Spadina Road, Toronto

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#17 Berlin, Germany

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#18 Estoi, Portugal

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#19 “Chateau” By Jeremy Kohm In Ottawa, Canada

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#20 The Exchange District In Winnipeg, Manitoba

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#21 Hotel Saratoga In Havana, Cuba

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#22 Cinema

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#23 Home Office Of An Mcm House In Portland, Oregon

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#24 Hotel Principe Di Savoia In Milan, Italy

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#25 Mongolia

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#26 Choi Hung Estates In Hong Kong

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#27 Room In The Ostel Hotel In East Berlin, Germany

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#28 Jane Hotel In New York, U.S.

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#29 The Utter Inn Located In Västerås, Sweden

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#30 Lobby Bar Of The Graduate Hotel In Mississippi, U.S.

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#31 Pennsylvania Railroad Suburban Station, Pennsylvania

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#32 Locker Room

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#33 Beauty Salon Waiting Area In North Korea

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#34 Grand Hotel De L’europe, Bad Gastein, Austria

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#35 Ballet Class

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#36 Burabai Lake, Kazakhstan

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#37 Metro Entrance In Budapest, Hungary

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#38 Hippie

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#39 Hamble-Warsash Ferry Shelter In Hampshire, UK

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#40 Stenbock Palace, Stockholm, Sweden

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#41 Lighthouse In Snæfellsjökull National Park, Iceland

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#42 Empty Pool

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#43 Conference Room In The Former Palast Der Republik In Berlin, Germany

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#44 Employee Enters Room At Mount Kumgang Resort In North Korea

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#45 Ribersborgs Open-Air Bath In Malmö, Sweden

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#46 The View Out Of Train Heading Into Austria

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#47 Prada Marfa In Valentine, Texas, U.S.

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#48 Florida, U.S.

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#49 Hotel Polonia In Warsaw, Poland

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#50 Office Of Coccinelle

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Artist Smashes Glass Storefront With A Hammer And Creates Amazing Art

Simon Berger is an artist who recently chose a rather non-traditional medium for his art. Instead of using paper and pen, the artist chose something more extreme – a glass storefront and a hammer.

And no, the Simon did not break open the glass storefront to steal some art supplies. The glass was his canvas and the hammer was his brush.

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At first glance, the whole thing may look like an act of vandalism

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In an interview with Bored Panda, the artist explained that he chose glass because it has a lot of potential in art. Simon says he has found a technique that is probably the most unique in the entire world.

That’s going to need replacement!

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The artist is known for his unorthodox choice of materials, like car parts and old pianos.

Wait, we can almost make something out

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After the artist chooses a photo of a model he’ll be creating, he marks the outlines on the glass. He then marks the spots that he won’t be breaking and the ones he will. Then comes the fun part – breaking the glass. According to Simon, the best glass is the one that doesn’t break instantly after being hit.

Is… is that a face?

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“Human faces have always fascinated me,” explained Simon. “On safety glass, these motifs come into their own and magically attract visitors. It is a discovery from abstract fogging to figurative perception.”

It is a face!

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Some of Simon’s works have been recently displayed in Philipp Brogli’s gallery Artstübli in Basel, Switzerland.

What initially seemed like reckless vandalism turned out to be a portrait by artist Simon Berger

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People loved Simon’s art

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One day, this guy just kind of figured – “I spend most of my time on the internet anyway, why not turn it into a profession?” – and he did! Now he not only gets to browse the latest cat videos and fresh memes every day but also shares them with people all over the world, making sure they stay up to date with everything that’s trending on the web. Some things that always pique his interest are old technologies, literature and all sorts of odd vintage goodness. So if you find something that’s too bizarre not to share, make sure to hit him up!

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20 Of The World’s Best Restaurant And Bar Interior Designs

A good interior design can do as much for a cafe, restaurant or bar as good food, drinks and service can. We made this list of establishments to show you some of the best bar, cafe and restaurant designs in the world, and most of them have even won awards for their interiors.

Creating an amazing bar design is anything but simple. There are thousands of factors to juggle – What will your restaurant, bar or cafe’s style be like? How can you make the interior as beautiful and decorative as possible without disrupting the staff’s workflow? Will safety regulations even allow your grand designs to take form? And if you plan to open your own business, these examples will surely inspire you.

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30 Comics About Little Observations In Daily Life By Sarah Vettori

Sarah Vettori is a freelance storyboard artist from Switzerland. In her free time, the artist creates comics about her daily life with her cat and her style is absolutely adorable.

The artist says she initially created her Instagram account a few years back as a sketch blog to practice drawing but within the last year has started doing little comics as a creative balance to her regular work. “These comics are like a playground for me, where I can draw whatever I feel like,” says Sarah.

Sarah says she usually draws them after work and chooses her topics spontaneously. “They’re mostly about something I encountered that day, little observations from life, a funny situation, or how I’m feeling at the moment,” says the artist. “There’s always a true element in the stories, but I usually tweak reality a bit (or a lot) to make it entertaining – I don’t know what my cat really thinks.”

Check out Sarah’s adorable comics in the gallery below!

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Aušrys Uptas

One day, this guy just kind of figured – “I spend most of my time on the internet anyway, why not turn it into a profession?” – and he did! Now he not only gets to browse the latest cat videos and fresh memes every day but also shares them with people all over the world, making sure they stay up to date with everything that’s trending on the web. Some things that always pique his interest are old technologies, literature and all sorts of odd vintage goodness. So if you find something that’s too bizarre not to share, make sure to hit him up!

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This Smart Forest City In Cancun Aims To Be 100% Food And Energy Self-Sufficient

Stefano Boeri Architetti, the studio famous for designing incredible vertical forests in Switzerland and China, is back again with another ambitious project – a Smart Forest Cityin Cancun, Mexico. The architects say the new city will have a land area of 557 ha, 70% of which will be cover in green spaces, and will host 130,000 inhabitants. 7.5 M trees, shrubs, and bushes, carefully chosen by botanist and landscape architect Laura Gatti, will be planted in the green areas. “The Smart Forest City will absorb 116.000 tons of carbon dioxide with 5.800 tons of COstocked per year,” claim the designers of the project.

This newly-designed Smart Forest city in Cancun, Mexico aims to be fully self-sustaining

The project highlights the importance of sustainability and aims to make the city fully self-sustaining. “Thanks to the contribution of the German office Transsolar, Smart Forest City – Cancun is conceived to be completely food and energy self-sufficient,” writes the studio. “Surrounded by a ring of solar panels and of agricultural fields irrigated by a water channel connected with a underwater maritime pipe, the City will be deeply characterized by full circular economy.”

Another key element in the project, according to the architects, is water. It would be gathered in a huge basin at the entrance of the City where a desalination tower would stand. The water would then be distributed to the residents by a system of canals. The city will also have a series of water gardens that will help fight floods.

“Thanks to the new public parks and private gardens, thanks to the green roofs and to the green facades, the areas actually occupied will be given back by nature through a perfect balance between the amount of green areas and building footprint,” said Stefano Boeri Architetti in an interview with Dezeen.

The studio claims that the Smart Forest City could possibly be “a pioneer for a new kind of human settlement”. “Big data management is used to improve the Governance of the city, hence, the life of its citizens,” says the studio. With the help of sensors, data about the city would be collected, analyzed and used to help the residents. “Energy flows are monitored, in order to suggest to the users certain energy measures. For example, running their washing machines or dish washers during peak generation conditions, in order to get a cheaper energy rate, while supporting the energy management of the mechanical systems,” explains Stefano Boeri Architetti.

Another thing that will be implemented in the city will be something called MIC, or Mobility in Chain. This means that residents and visitors will be able to leave their vehicles at the edges of the city and use internal electric transportation to get around.

The Smart Forest City aims to become a center of research and will include affordable housing for both students and professors. “The idea behind this project is to create a district dedicated to research and innovation (the fields will be: molecular biology, robotics, IT, etc) where academic institutions and research centres meet, along with big multinational corporations and the new generations of students and researchers, Mexican and from all over the world,” say the architects.

You have to agree that all of this sounds very ambitious – but Stefano Boeri has surprised us before. Let’s hope that we’ll be able to visit this utopian city in the near future!

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One day, this guy just kind of figured – “I spend most of my time on the internet anyway, why not turn it into a profession?” – and he did! Now he not only gets to browse the latest cat videos and fresh memes every day but also shares them with people all over the world, making sure they stay up to date with everything that’s trending on the web. Some things that always pique his interest are old technologies, literature and all sorts of odd vintage goodness. So if you find something that’s too bizarre not to share, make sure to hit him up!

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15 Restaurants That Take Dining To The Next Level

With all the fast food joints stacking on every corner, fine dining is becoming somewhat obsolete. But thanks to some innovative entrepreneurs there still are some corners left around the world where eating food is not just a quick pit stop for fuel, but is rather a once-in-a-lifetime experience.

Bored Panda has compiled a list of 15 of these places, where food is taken extra seriously. From the mountain top dining to sharing a meal with giraffes, there are plenty of restaurants below that deserve a place on your bucket list.

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#1 Dine In The Cave, Ristorante Grotta Palazzese, Puglia, Italy


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#2 Perfect Location To View The Northern Lights – Northern Lights Bar In Ion Hotel, Iceland


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#3 Dine Surrounded By Stunning Mountain Setting, Aiguille Du Midi Restaurant 3842m, Chamonix, France


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#4 Share Breakfast With A Giraffe, Giraffe Manor, Langata, Kenya


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#5 Dine Five Metres Below The Surface, Ithaa Undersea Restaurant, Alif Dhaal Atoll, Maldives


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#6 “A Place To Drink, A Place To Meet, A Place To Rest Your Hairy Feet.” The Green Dragon Pub In Hobbiton (New Zealand) Is A Perfect Place For A Real LOTR Fan


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#7 Dine Surrounded By Snow And Ice, The Snowcastle Of Kemi, Kemi, Finland


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#8 Ali Barbour’s Cave Restaurant In Kenya Set In An Ancient Cave And Illuminated Entirely By Candlelight


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#9 Impressive Steampunk Design, Truth Coffee, Cape Town, South Africa


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#10 Dine With Breathtaking Views Of Indian Ocean, The Rock, Michamvi Pingue, Zanzibar


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#11 Dine In The Water In This Amazing Restaurant In Bora Bora


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#12 Dinner In The Middle Of A Waterfall, Labassin Waterfall Restaurant, Villa Escudero Resort, Philippines


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#13 Enjoy Your Alien Coffee At This Bizarre Bar, Hr Giger Museum Bar, Gruyères, Switzerland


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#14 Dine While Watching Old Sci-fi Movie Clips Shown On The Big Screen, Sci-fi Dine-in Theater Restaurant, Disney’s Hollywood Studios, FL, USA


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#15 Your Meal Is Grilled Over A Volcano, El Diablo, Lanzarote, Spain


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10 Questions With… Matteo Thun

Cala Beach Club at Hotel Cala di Volpe in Porto Cervo on Sardinia. Photography courtesy of Matteo Thun & Partners.

A holistic approach to nature and wellness drives Matteo Thun’s built projects. The award-winning Italian architect and Interior Design Hall of Fame member co-founded the iconic Italian design and architecture collective the Memphis Group with Ettore Sottsass in 1981, before striking out on his own, forming Matteo Thun & Partners in 2001. Thun’s happiest designing something new, he admits, and his firm’s creative eye, honed out of a headquarters in Milan and an office in Shanghai, is behind a long list of high-profile hospitality and healthcare projects spanning the globe.

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Most recently, summer saw the reassembly of Thun’s temporary beach structure, Cala Beach Club on the breathtaking Emerald Coast of the Italian island of Sardinia. Situated at Hotel Cala di Volpe in Costa Smeralda, a playground for the rich and, at times, famous—many of them yachting enthusiasts—Cala Beach Club is an environmentally sensitive structure only accessible by foot or boat. In summer it hums with private parties, with clientele seduced by the stunning natural landscape. Interior Design sat down with Thun to hear more about the Cala Beach Club, what toy kicked off his imagination at a young age, and which project reachable solely by cable car he considers a career turning point.

Interior Design: What was your overall design goal for Cala Beach Club?

Matteo Thun: Cala di Volpe is a beautiful beach in Sardinia. We wanted to create a shady oasis just between the woods and the sea. Restaurant, bar, and treatment rooms have been designed to melt within the landscape, to respect the charm of this special place.

ID: What was particularly challenging about this project?

MT: This property is reachable only by boat or on a path through nature. Since it serves only for the season, we designed a removable structure that is easily to assemble and dismantle.

Cala Beach Club at Hotel Cala di Volpe in Porto Cervo on Sardinia. Photography courtesy of Matteo Thun & Partners.

ID: What materials did you use and why?

MT: The structure unites with the beach vegetation, terraces value the inclination of the land, and views are open to the sea. We only used natural materials that integrate with the surroundings, such as chestnut wood and bamboo. All colors are natural and warm.

ID: What else have you completed recently?

MT: We like to bring nature inside and believe in concepts that emphasize an overall healthy lifestyle as a main approach. Healthy architecture and interior design guarantees physical and mental well being, allowing a relationship between humans and the environment. In Obbürgen, Switzerland, the Waldhotel at Bürgenstock Hotels & Resort, which opened at the end of last year, is a space for wellness and medical services. It’s made from local stone and wood, and nature will take over in a few years so that the building will melt with the mountain. As with most of our projects, we also designed the entire interior.

Another recent project is the new headquarters for Davines, an Italian beauty company dedicated to sustainability and based in Parma, Italy. Here, we grouped traditional rural shapes and innovative volumes around a greenhouse that serves as a restaurant for the employees. Maximum architectural transparency with a minimum amount of masonry elements provides every working station with a view of the green areas.

The Waldhotel at Bürgenstock Hotels & Resort in Obbürgen, Switzerland by Matteo Thun & Partners. Photography by Andrea Garuti, courtesy of Matteo Thun & Partners.

ID: What’s upcoming for you?

MT: The Evangelisches Waldkrankenhaus Spandau in Berlin at the largest university orthopedic center in Europe. Waldkrankenhaus means ‘hospital in the forest’ in German, and the new hospital building and rehab building connected to it will transform the hospital campus into a health center with a hotel character. This project represents our idea of a healing environment, an architectural and organizational structure that helps the patient and his relatives endure stressful situations caused by illness, operations, treatments, and sometimes pain.

Another hospitality project, a health bathing spa with medical treatments and maximum comfort, is underway in Bavaria, at Tegernsee, a resort town on the banks of Germany’s Tegernsee Lake. Nature is also the point of departure here and was key to the project. The landscape design integrates the existing flora and references the natural presence of water, allowing a direct communication with nature without interfering with the privacy of the patients.

The Evangelisches Waldkrankenhaus Spandau in Berlin by Matteo Thun & Partners. Photography courtesy of Matteo Thun & Partners.

ID: Is there a project in your history that you feel was particularly significant to your career?

MT: I designed the Vigilius Mountain Resort in South Tirol more than 15 years ago. It was one of the first design hotels, made from local larch wood and reachable only by cable car. The owner and I shared the same vision: to create a hotel that fuses with its surroundings, a place where you can breathe and relax instantly. Now, after all these years, the wood has a beautiful patina and the hotel a constant influx of international clientele.

ID: What are you reading?

MT: I very much like to read books in parallel: such as German philosopher Martin Heidegger with a novel or short story by Italian journalist and writer Italo Calvino

The Vigilius Mountain Resort by Matteo Thun & Partners. Photography by Serge Brison, courtesy of Matteo Thun & Partners.

ID: How do you think your childhood influenced your design thinking?

MT: My parents took me regularly to the Venice Biennale, so I became familiar with art and architecture at quite a young age. I grew up in nature, in the mountains near Bolzano, Italy, where my mother worked with pottery. She gave me clay to play with—so I had to use my imagination to have fun with it. I was always very close to material and materiality.

ID: How do think the Italian design culture influences your overall approach?

MT: In Italy, architecture is approached holistically. Let me quote Italian architect and writer Ernesto Rogers: ‘From spoon to city.’ This means working on a chair, on a lighting product, and on a house at the same time. We’ve worked like this in my office since the beginning, and the different teams of architects, interior designers, and product designers perform across disciplines.

Another big strength is Italian craftsmanship. At Salone del Mobile 2019, we launched a wood chair collection produced by F.lli Levaggi, a small manufacturer in Liguria, Italy, and work regularly with the glassblowers from Murano, such as Venini, Barovier & Toso, and Seguso. We very much believe in ‘Made in Italy.’

The Vigilius Mountain Resort by Matteo Thun & Partners. Photography by Vigilius Mountain Resort, courtesy of Matteo Thun & Partners.

ID: Is there a person in the industry that you particularly admire?

MT: Ettore Sottsass, chief designer of Olivetti. I first worked for him as an assistant, then we formed Sottsass Associati and in 1981 we co-founded Italian design and architecture collective Memphis Group. Memphis had an important formative influence on my career, and provided a platform to experiment with the challenges of constant innovation. Ettore designed the first Italian computer—in the late 1950s.

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The Vigilius Mountain Resort by Matteo Thun & Partners. Photography by Florian Andergassen, courtesy of Matteo Thun & Partners.
The Waldhotel at Bürgenstock Hotels & Resort in Obbürgen, Switzerland by Matteo Thun & Partners. Photography by Andrea Garuti, courtesy of Matteo Thun & Partners.
The alpine suite at the Waldhotel at Bürgenstock Hotels & Resort in Obbürgen, Switzerland by Matteo Thun & Partners. Photography by Waldhotel, courtesy of Matteo Thun & Partners.
The pool at the Waldhotel at Bürgenstock Hotels & Resort in Obbürgen, Switzerland by Matteo Thun & Partners. Photography by Waldhotel, courtesy of Matteo Thun & Partners
The Davines headquarters in Parma, Italy by Matteo Thun & Partners. Photography by Andrea Garuti, courtesy of Matteo Thun & Partners.
The Nudes seating collection by Matteo Thun, launched at Salone del Mobile 2019. Photography by Marco Bertolini, courtesy of Matteo Thun & Partners.

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This Is Why Switzerland Is the Most Exciting Art-Centric Destination Right Now

Although St. Moritz, Gstaad, and other Alpine slopes have long lured ski enthusiasts, there’s yet another lofty reason to head to Switzerland this season. The country is packed with not-to-miss art museums and galleries. For those who can’t hop a jet soon, armchair travelers who love art should also take note.

In Gstaad, Gagosian has installed the Arte Povera artist Giuseppe Penone’s iconic Idee di Pietra, comprising two towering bronze tree sculptures right next to the chic Hotel Le Grand Chalet. Telling of its importance, there’s even a site-specific one at the newly opened Louvre Abu Dhabi. Meanwhile, the gallery’s Geneva outpost is preparing to mount a Penone exhibition as well, and both the show as well as the installation are on view until March.


Gagosian Gallery’s installation of Giuseppe Penone’s Idee di Pietra in Gstaad.

Photo: Marcus Veith / Work by Giuseppe Penone / Courtesy of Gagosian

For such a relatively small town, St. Moritz is chock-a-block with major-league galleries. The Vito Schnabel Gallery is currently featuring “Dan Flavin, to Lucie Rie and Hans Coper, master potters,” which happens to be the first exhibition ever to present their oeuvre together. Flavin collected the work of Rie and Coper, two radical ceramic artists, and the examples on view are from his own personal collection, along with sculptures he made in tribute to them. The show features 18 light works and 15 ceramic works.


“Dan Flavin, to Lucie Rie and Hans Coper, master potters” at the Vito Schnabel Gallery in St. Moritz.

Photo: Stefan Altenburger Photography Zürich / Courtesy of Vito Schnabel Gallery

“It has always been a dream for me to show Dan Flavin’s work. I was exposed to it at a pretty early age, when I was around 10 or 11 years old,” says Schnabel. “So the opportunity to now work with the Flavin estate is a true honor.”


Galerie Gmurzynska St. Moritz’s Diana Widmaier Picasso and Yves Klein exhibition.

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Galerie Gmurzynska, which boasts four galleries, is a longtime stalwart of Art Basel and Art Basel Miami Beach, as well as TEFAF both here and in Holland. Now on view in St. Moritz is the work of Diana Widmaier Picasso as well as Yves Klein, and their Zurich gallery happens to be the last interior exhibition architecture designed by the late architect Zaha Hadid.


Galerie Gmurzynska Zurich’s gallery interior designed by Zaha Hadid.

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The Cologne Galerie Karsten Greve was a pioneer in the St. Moritz gallery scene. “When I opened in San Moritz, we were the first international gallery there,” says Greve. “Now it is still one of the most beautiful mountain areas in the world but a destination for an ever-growing number of collectors.” Check out their current show comprising masterworks by Cy Twombly, John Chamberlain, and Joel Shapiro.


The Cologne Galerie Karsten Greve in St. Moritz.

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There’s even a veritable artwork on the move through the Swiss Alps; Sarah Morris has emblazoned an entire railway train with her signature bold graphic designs.


Sarah Morris train artwork.

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Virtually everyone who treks over to Art Basel knows about the storied Fondation Beyeler. Yes, the Renzo Piano building is a stunner, but what’s inside is also tip-top. A major Baselitz show opens on January 21, but check out their permanent collection, too. There’s a bevy of masterpieces by Henri Rousseau, Richard Serra, and Gerhard Richter.

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Another iconic Renzo Piano–designed museum is the Zentrum Paul Klee in Bern, currently featuring “Klee in Wartime.” On hand are a staggering 4,000 works.

Then the Karma gallery in Zurich has just expanded and Surrealist fans are in for a treat, as Swiss artist Méret Oppenheim takes center stage. No less than the London and Zurich–based Caruso St John architectural firm, which designed the Tate Britain, Millbank, has transformed the Karma gallery.


Kunsthaus Zürich’s Impressionist collection includes works by Monet and Rodin.

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The Kunsthaus Zürich, the city’s modern-art museum, boasts a staggering 150 sculptures and 20 paintings by Alberto Giacometti. Plus, the ahead-of-the-curve museum has been collecting video art since 1979. Switzerland’s oldest museum, the Kunstmuseum Bern, includes a permanent collection boasting first-rate works by Paul Klee and Pablo Picasso.

If ever there were a good time to head for the hills, it’s now.

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9 of the Most Beautiful Hotel Lobbies in the World

Walking a fine line between contemporary and classic designs, more hotels are relying on their lobbies as an opportunity not only to make an outstanding first impression, but also to introduce their guests to the one-of-a-kind story of the destination. In certain hotels, historical elements take center stage among newer, contemporary renovations, such as at the currently closed Waldorf Astoria in New York City, which is taking pains to recast its famous reception rooms without sacrificing its aesthetic heritage. Below are nine spectacular hotel lobbies that raise the bar.

Photo: Courtesy of Grand Hotel Kronenhof

Grand Hotel Kronenhof, Saint Moritz, Switzerland

Dripping with Swiss luxury, the Grand Hotel Kronenhof lobby is tasteful and classic amidst modern renovations. The painted ceilings and warm gold details are an inviting treat for arriving guests.

Photo: Paul Thuysbaert / Courtesy of Four Seasons

Four Seasons Hotel Gresham Palace, Budapest

Four Seasons hotels are known for their magnificent spaces, but Gresham Palace shines brighter among the others. The sumptuous lobby is highlighted by the eye-catching chandelier at the center of the windowed dome ceiling.

Photo: Niall Clutton / Courtesy of the Dorchester Collection

Hotel Eden, Rome

The classic marble- and gold-accented interior juxtaposed against the bold black-and-white-tiled design of the entry hall provides a modern spin on a well-loved traditional Roman design motif.

Photo: Courtesy of La Mamounia Hotel

La Mamounia, Marrakech

Channeling classic Moroccan design, La Mamounia is a feast of color as soon as you step inside. The stunning tilework and riad-style layout create a magnificent indoor-outdoor space for receiving guests.

Photo: Niall Clutton / Courtesy of the Dorchester Collection

Hotel Le Meurice, Paris

Hotel Le Meurice’s design harkens back to its aristocratic Persian roots with the oversize crystal lighting fixtures, but reaches into a more contemporary design aesthetic by Philippe Starck.

Photo: Antonio Saba / Courtesy of Palazzo Versace

Palazzo Versace, Dubai

Dubai has no shortage of luxury hotels, but Palazzo Versace stands out among the rest. Boasting stunning views of the Dubai Creek upon entry, the design is light and airy, with a touch of elegance in the intricate floor mosaics and rich red and gold furniture.

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W Retreat Koh Samui, Thailand

Step into vacation literally upon arrival in the W Retreat Koh Samui’s breathtaking indoor-outdoor floating lobby.

Photo: Sammy Todd Dyess / Courtesy of the Roosevelt Hotel

The Roosevelt Hotel, New Orleans

A row of elegant chandeliers lead you through a luxurious marbled hallway to the concierge. The Roosevelt Hotel is the perfect mix of Southern style and old European elegance culminating in one spectacular lobby.

Photo: Courtesy of the Fairmont

The Fairmont, San Francisco

Elegance is redefined at the Fairmont. Marble columns and rich blue velvet accents surround you in luxury upon arrival.

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