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Matteo Thun

born in 1952, Bolzano, Italy

. graduated from Universita di Firenze as an architect in 1975,
. trained as a sculptor at the Academy of Oskar Kokoschka, Salzburg; also studied at the University of California, Los Angeles,
. invited to Sottsass Associati, Ettore Sottsass’s design studio with the recommendation of Marco Zanini,
. became a founding member of Memphis,
. designed ceramics for Memphis’s first collection such as Nefertiti tea set and the Tuja vase,
. designed a new series of ceramics for Memphis in 1982,
. started to teach at Kunstgewerbeschule in Vienna in 1982, created limited edition “In the Spirit of the USA” ceramic series for Villeroy&Boch with his students,
. left Sottsass Associati in 1984 and founded his own studio in Milan,
. published The Baroque Bauhaus manifesto in 1985,
. creative director of Swatch between 1990 and 1993,
. his works are examples of functional Good Design, and awarded three times the "compasso d'oro" for good design,
. selected for "compasso d'oro" design prize 2004 for "girly" by catalano,
. won  the wallpaper design award 2004 with vigilius mountain resort,
. designed the new look at the façade of "palazzo del cinema" during 61st, 62nd and 63rd venice film festival, in 2004/05/06,
. designed for many companies such as illy, swatch, wmf, villeroy&boch, lavazza, koziol, artemide, swarovski.

Member of the RIBA – “Royal Institute of British Architects".

famous works:
Manitoba porcelain tray for Memphis
Titicaca vase for Memphis
Kariba fruit bowl for Memphis
Garba amphora for Memphis
Chad teapot for Memphis
Onega cup for Memphis
Ladoga vase for Memphis
Ontario pepper shaker for Memphis
Volga and Danube vases, 1983
Settimana metal chest, 1985
Stilligh lighting range, mid 1980s for Bieffeplast
Via Col Vento vase, 1986 for Lobmery
Rugs for Vorwerk’s Dialog collection, 1988
Chicco, 1990-1995 for Lavazza
Cup collection, 1999 for Koziol
TamTam, 2002 for Magis
ISU chair, 2006 for Driade

- www.matteothun.com

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