By Appointment: Susanne Thun

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The cultural tastemaker is famed for an interiors style that fuses tradition with trends – and nowhere is it better seen than in the Schlarigna mountain retreat she shares with her husband, architect Mattheo Thun. Here, she shares her picks for making chalet style anything but the expected.

Z.d.G

Camaïeu Hand-Painted Ceramic Large Serving Bowl

€905
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Z.d.G

€905

Z.d.G

Camaïeu Hand-Painted Ceramic Large Serving Platter

€1,030
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Z.d.G

€1,030

Yali Glass

Moribana Walnut Wood Large Tray

€645
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Yali Glass

€645

Micheluzzi Glass

Mosso Oceano Hand-Blown Murano Glass Tumbler

€110
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Micheluzzi Glass

€110
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Loewe Home

Wool and Linen Striped Blanket

€1,200
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Loewe Home

€1,200

Bzzwax

Beeswax Ribbed Candles (Set of 8)

€186
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Bzzwax

€186

Poterie de Cliousclat

Hand-Painted Slipware Pasta Bowls (Set of 4)

€295
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Poterie de Cliousclat

€295
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Poterie de Cliousclat

Hand-Painted Slipware Small Bowls (Set of 4)

€220
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Poterie de Cliousclat

€220
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Oeuvres Sensibles

Knife & Fork Hand-Embroidered Linen Napkins (Set of 4)

€330
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Oeuvres Sensibles

€330
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Feldspar

Hand-Painted 24ct Gold and Bone China Coffee Cups (Set of 4)

€194
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Feldspar

€194
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Feldspar

Hand-Painted 24ct Gold and Bone China Pasta Bowls (Set of 4)

€250
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Feldspar

€250
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Suk Keun Kang

Ottchil Wood Large Bowl

€735
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Suk Keun Kang

€735
What role does craft and design play in your life?

Design is my whole life. It used to be fabrics when I was a child, because my parents were in fabric production, and then I met Matteo and it remained my world ever since.

How would you describe your interiors style?

It’s high-low: like a farmhouse meets Versailles. I love the idea that simple and sophisticated things come together.

What is the best craft or design gift you’ve ever received?

A little Baroque angel from the Museo del Duomo in Salzburg, which Matteo gave me two years ago at Christmas. It’s childish, and wise, and holy, and gold! And I have a bronze mouse from the artist Francis Upritchard. It’s very small and very special to me.

Benjamin Nauleau

Handwoven White Willow Flower Basket

€1,145
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Benjamin Nauleau

€1,145

Augarten

Hand-Painted Porcelain Charger Plate

€265
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Augarten

€265

Augarten

Hand-Painted Porcelain Croissant Dish

€265
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Augarten

€265

Trudon

Tapered Candles (Set of 6)

€32
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Trudon

€32

Lobmeyr

Poppea No. 1 Hand-Blown Crystal Goblet

€170
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Lobmeyr

€170

Laboratorio Paravicini

Rocaille Ceramic Dessert Plates (Set of 4)

€510
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Laboratorio Paravicini

€510
In which room in your home do you do your best thinking?

I have a studio that is full of stuff that helps me think. I also have a little altar beside my bed full of my beloved things.

What is the first and last item you bought for your home?

The first was horrible – an old wooden bench for the entrance. The last were some placemats that I bought in Copenhagen five weeks ago at the Louisiana Museum of Modern Art. They’re plastic but they look like they’re straw.

Which item in your home brings you the most joy?

The whole home – it’s not one item, it’s the feeling of being together here.

What do you – or what would you like to – collect?

I’m starting to collect contemporary art but very, very small things, like 20 to 30 cm maximum. It’s a big collection of very small items.

What item in your home can’t you bear to part with?

I couldn’t say – every year I do a big sale for charity and I sell everything. In general, the things I can’t be without at home are things like perfume and potatoes! The things that make it feel like home.

What’s the greatest heirloom you’re most proud to pass on?

I love buying special plates that I want to remain here when I pass this home on. The vases that Matteo designed for Tiffany & Co in 1987 are also very precious.

What is your go-to gift for a host?

A lip balm! Everyone has dried lips in the mountains (I buy a special one by Laniege). Otherwise, it’s something like a prototype of Matteo’s or lately a copy of my book, In The Summer Of 2009, which features photographs of his work by my dear friend, Walter Pfeiffer.

Augarten

Hand-Painted Porcelain Lemon Box

€250
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Augarten

€250

Loewe Home

Mohair Striped Blanket

€1,200
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Loewe Home

€1,200

Osanna Visconti

Melted Hand-Cast Bronze Candle Holder

€1,715
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Osanna Visconti

€1,715

Ifuji

Italian Hand-Carved Wood Large Round Tray

€162
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Ifuji

€162

Hirota Glass

Edo Kiroko Hand-Cut Lidded Glass

€225
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Hirota Glass

€225

Yali Glass

A Filo Hand-Blown Murano Glass Carafe

€490
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Yali Glass

€490

Bzzwax

Beeswax Cylinder Candles (Set of 9)

€186
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Bzzwax

€186

Sussex Willow Baskets

Handwoven Willow Picnic Basket

€775
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Sussex Willow Baskets

€775

Osanna Visconti

Melted Hand-Cast Bronze Candle Holder

€1,585
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Osanna Visconti

€1,585