Matteo Thun


Matteo thun partners, (Milan , Zurich and Munich) is an international team for international clients. 30 architects, engineers, product and graphic designers contribute to the realization of one dream: overcoming the borders that divide the disciplines, constructing a new expression, where global visions interacts with the challenges of the enterprises. We prefer the teamwork to individuality, we try to meet consumerís needs and prefer lightness and functionality to complexity and image.î matteo thun ñ The Architect Matteo Thun introduces the ìSecond Generationî of modern architects. Not easy to define from a stylistic point of view, he differenciates "his art work" from the other prominent "signature-architects"of the eighties' by his distrust versus settled thinking and working models. Matteo Thun has always avoided to get a defined identity, neither in architecture nor in design, because a specified identity would only put under pressure and force to create always the same type of works. For his customers he looks for strategies able to multiply identities and not to concentrate on one and the same. Biography Born 1952 in Bolzano/South Tirol. Studied under Oskar Kokoschka at the Salzburg Academy. In 1975 he was awarded his P.H.D. in architecture at the University of Florence, Italy. In 1981 in collaboration with Ettore Sottsass, he founded Sottsass Associati and the Memphis design group and between 1983 and 1996 he was Professor of Design at the University of Applied Arts in Vienna. Matteo Thun inaugurated his own Design Studio in Milan in 1984.