Top Architects | Matteo Thun

Matteo Thun & Partners is a world famous architecture and interior design firm. It is also known for their innovative product design department. It includes two sub-brands: Matteo Thun and Luca Colombo’s architecture and interior design firm MTLC for Italian projects and Matteo Thun and Antonio Rodriguez’s design studio MTDR. There is a project that will open yet another branch in China.

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A distinctive sign of Matteo Thun’s work is the blending between the creations of the studio and the surroundings.

“Their projects are sustainable, both in terms of environmental sustainability and durability of performance and aesthetic. A simple appearance and natural materials prevail in product design, bringing objects to life which come close to the iconography of their archetype and stay away from stylistic ‘isms’ in both small and large-scale projects”.

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Here we discover the world of one of the greatest names in Italian and international architecture.


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Matteo Thun was born in 1952 in Bolzano, in the North of Italy, and is one of the most well-known architects and designers in the country and in the world.

In 1981, he was one of the co-founders of the Memphis Group, a design movement that helped shaping form and style throughout the 1980s. The following year, he was appointed the chair in product design and ceramics by the University of Applied Arts Vienna.

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In 1984, he founded his Studio, in Milan, Italy. Between 1990 and 1993, he worked as the Creative Director at Swatch.

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Matteo Thun’s first design for R1920 to be made in solid cedar-wood. In fact, in its complete simplicity WOODY is a celebration of wood a material.
Taking up the Supersassi theme, this series of sofas and armchairs combines upholstered soft “stones” (Italian: Sassi) to a sitting landscape.
Since 1991, more than 500 artists have interpreted and decorated the Matteo Thun design classic for Illy and created the Illy cup art collection.
Sparkling statement on light. Light refraction is the real designer of this series of chandeliers. An infinity of crystals combine to interact with light and generate scintillating light effects.

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Matteo Thun is one of the top Italian firms for a broad range of projects and products. Their areas of expertise cover all fields including alternative energy resources used for their plans.

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