(In addition to working with Bulgari, Fila, Missoni, and Campari, Matteo Thun's Illy designs may be familiar to coffee junkies everywhere *raises hand*.)
Opera Chic is a huge, huge fan of the man of unimpeachable taste and the genius designer that is Matteo Thun (the locations of his MTP studio and his nearby home also makes him a Opera Chic neighbor). He can make the most common items look totally new and interesting, in his designs even a couch looks bada$$, His hotel designs are always cool without being ridiculously anti-human as some of his colleagues are, and really, he rawks (or maybe it's the tap water in our neighborhood).
But then, in this Financial Times profile, something does sound a bit, um, off-putting shall we say?:
"I prefer not to be surrounded by my own products at home."
He doesn't mean it that way, you know.