Matteo Thun, Italy (*1952)
In 1981, he was a co-founder of the Memphis group, the design movement that so shaped events in the eighties. The next year, the Vienna Academy for Applied Arts appointed him to the chair in product design and ceramics. Leaving Memphis, he founded the Studio Matteo Thun in Milan in 1984 and served as Creative Director with Swatch in 1990-93.
Matteo Thun has won the ADI Compasso d’Oro Award for design excellence three times and was shortlisted again for the Girly product line for Catalano in 2004. His Side Hotel in Hamburg was chosen as Hotel of the Year in 2001, the Vigilius mountain resort won the Wallpaper Design Award in 2004 and the Radisson SAS Frankfurt was chosen as the “best hotel opened in the year” in the Worldwide Hospitality Awards in 2005.
Matteo Thun designed the new look for the façade of the Palazzo del Cinema during 61st, 62nd and 63rd editions of the Venice Film Festival, in September 2004/05/06. He was inducted into the Interior Hall of Fame in New York in December 2004 and is a member of RIBA, the Royal Association of British Architects.
The kitchen is a blissful place –
imm Cologne Part 3
The imm cologne furniture fair is currently making a comeback, not just thanks to efforts being made to once again provide dedicated labels and manufacturers with a sophisticated platform, but also because of its grand new kitchen show, "Living Kitchen". While experienced trade fair visitors may have wondered what the name referred to ("the kitchen is alive" or perhaps "living the kitchen"?) one thing is clear: Kitchens are the new hot topic that electrifies professional visitors and the general public alike.
9/11 also destroyed design
Every morning I have my tea from a cup that he designed. The favourite hotel of a friend of mine originated in his work. Matteo Thun is undoubtedly one of the great designers of our time. For Parador, he created several floor designs. We talked with the architect about the tactile appeal of wood and the decline of design.› To the article
Sconfine range of luminaires by Matteo Thun
With the Sconfine range of luminaires produced in collaboration with the Italian designer Matteo Thun, Zumtobel presents a new series of wall, ceiling and pendent luminaires. Sconfine luminaires interact with light and the room itself to give the room a completely different appearance.› To the article