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Before Štěch embarks on any trip, he digs back into his library to find interesting homes and buildings he might want to visit when he arrives at his destination. These were the books he drew upon for the trip to Italy. “There’s Gio Ponti, who’s my hero, and the open book in the middle is Luigi Moretti. The pink book is on Ico Parisi, and I bought it in Paris in an antique store; it’s really rare, and I paid 300 Euros for it. But I said to myself, this money will return to me — it was an investment. And then I used it for information for my article in Wallpaper, so it wasn’t very long after all that my investment was returned.”