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Matteo Thun

Matteo Thun
Matteo Thun, architect and designer, born in Bolzano in 1952, studied at the Salzburg Academy with Oskar Kokoschka and at the University of Florence. After the meeting with Ettore Sottsass he became co-founder of the Memphis Group in Milan and partner of Sottsass Associati from 1980 to 1984. Professor of design at the University of Applied Arts in Vienna (Hochschule für Angewandte Kunst, Wien) from 1983 to 2000. In 1984 he opened his own studio in Milan and became Art Director for Swatch from 1990 to 1993.
Matteo Thun & Partners with partners Luca Colombo, Herbert Rathmaier and Antonio Rodriguez develops projects in the fields of architecture and design. The studio consists of a team of 50 professionals, including architects, designers and graphics.
 The work of Matteo Thun & Partners focuses on sustainability and attention to the spirit of the place, the genius loci. A durable architecture, in which respect for tradition is combined with the search for new technological solutions. An architecture that reflects, in the economy of resources, the idea of beauty.
The design starts from a work of subtraction and simplification, where the simple is not impoverished semantic but refinement, outcome of a gradual approach to the essence, to the iconic form. A research that is summed up in the concept of ZERO Design.
 The design integrates, with a holistic approach, the architectural and interior projects of Matteo Thun & Partners.
Three times awarded the “Compasso d’oro”

2011
Good Design Award 2011 for Onto, Duravit
Simon Taylor Award for Lifetime Achievement 2011 Designer Magazine
Honorable Mention Compasso d’Oro 2011 for Terra, TVS
Green Good Design Award 2011 for Isy System, Zucchetti
Product of the Year 2011 by the magazine “Grand Designs”, UK, for Senso, Iradium
Cosmoprof Contemporary Spa Award for Therme Meran

2010
Best of Year 2010 Interior Design USA for Ofurò, Rapsel
Best Bath & Material Design EDIDA (Elle Decoration International Design Award) for Ofurò, Rapsel
ADI Design Index: Terra TVS
Green Good Design Award 2010 Design: Ofurò, Rapsel
Green Good Design Award 2010 Design: Arba Lamp, Belux AG
Green Good Design Award 2010 Architecture: Powerstation Schilling
Wallpaper* Design Awards 2010 Best cook’s kit: Terra saucepans for TVS
Wallpaper* Design Awards 2010 Best bath: Ofuro for Rapsel
iF Product Design Award 2010
Design Plus Award 2010 Terra Collection for TVS

2009
Good Design Award 2009 One collection “Il bagno che non c’è” for Rapsel
Editors Awards 2009 (ICFF) New York One collection “Il bagno che non c’è” for Rapsel
Interior Design – Best of the Year Winner 2009, Rapsel Che non C’è
New Classic Award, Magazin ‚Schöner Wohnen‘ – Zwilling Twin 1731
Vorarlberger Holzbaupreise – Binder Woodcenter
Matteo Thun
Antonio Rodriguez
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RiconoscimentiMatteo Thun & Partners Via Appiani 9 20121 Milano Tel. + 39 02 655 69 11 Facsimile + 39 02 655 69 11 www.matteothun.com mail@matteothun.com
Beispielhaftes Bauen Landkreis Biberach 2002-2009 – Bio Powerstation
Ischia Premio Architettura, Premio alla carriera – Matteo Thun
Red Dot Award per Product Design – Parador Laminate Edition 1
Nomination Design Award Germania – Muse Catalano

2008
Water Innovation Award 2008, medaglia bronzo in Best Bottle in Glass – Valverde Spumador Glass
IF Contractworld Award per Architektur und Boden – Parador Laminate Edition1
IF Product Design Award – Muse Catalano

2007
Design Award Gold – Archetun TVS
Prix Acier Construction, Swiss Institute of Steel Construction – Strategic Business Unit / Hugo Boss Industries
New Classic Award, Magazin ‚Schöner Wohnen‘ – Isu Driade
Good Design Award – Roma Catalano

2006
Red Dot Award for Product Design – Porsche Design Store
Worldwide Hospitality Awards – Radisson SAS Hotel, Frankfurt
Design plus – Archetun TVS
IF Product Design Award – Roma Catalano
Award Legambiente/Regione Lombardia – Vigilius Mountain Resort
Neue Horizonte/Ideenpool Holz 21: Elf Gute Ideen zu Holz – Strategic Business Unit / Hugo Boss Industries

2005
Panda d‘oro Best Hotel Opened in the Year, WWF, Italy – Vigilius Mountain Resort

2004
Compasso d‘oro – Girly Catalano
Wallpaper Design Award – Vigilius Mountain Resort
Gala SPA Award – Vigilius Mountain Resort

2003
ADI Design System: Architecture and Technology International Prize – Thun Catalano
Good Design Award – Thun Catalano
ADI Design System: Architecture and Technology International Prize – Girly Catalano
ADI Design System: Architecture and Technology International Prize – Isy System Zucchetti

2002
Red Dot Award per Product Design – Isy System Zucchetti

2001
Hotel des Jahres 2001 – Side Hotel Hamburg

2000
Industrial Design Forma Forum – Heidis Rubner Haus
IF Contractworld Award – Missoni Shop System
IF Contractworld Award – Fila Shop

1997
Baden-Württemberg International Design Award – O Sole Mio Griffnerhaus

1989
Forum Design Award 1989 Design Innovation – Vorwerk Premium Carpets

1987
Design of the year in Austria – Via Col Vento – Campari Corporate

Matteo Thun e Antonio Rodriguez realized for la murrina: RIALTO

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