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Matteo Thun & Partners News – latest additions to this page, arranged chronologically:

27 Sep 2013
The Fontenay Luxury Hotel, Hamburg, Germany
Design: Störmer Murphy and Partners with Matteo Thun & Partners
The Fontenay Hamburg by Matteo Thun & Partners
image from architects
Hamburg based architectural practice Störmer Murphy and Partners together with Matteo Thun & Partners have won the competition for the Grand Hotel “The Fontenay”, situated on the Alster riverside in Hamburg.

1 Aug 2013
A New Way of Camping, Cavallino Treporti near Venice, Italy
Design: Matteo Thun & Partners
A New Way of Camping Venice
photo from architect
Matteo Thun & Partners has signed the Masterplan for 6.400 m2 of the renowned Marina di Venezia Camping, located in front of Venice. A group of 32 small patio houses, called “Garden Villas”, offer a contemporary interpretation of camping bungalows providing both comfort and a close contact with nature.

10 Dec 2012
Matteo Thun. The Index Book
A comprehensive Index presenting for the first time an exceptional selection of Matteo Thun’s influential architecture and innovative product design – from his earliest works to this day.

Matteo Thun. The Index Book
image from Matteo Thun & Partners

More than 300 color illustrations
24×29 cm, 368 pages
45 € – First edition January 2013
ISBN 978-3-7757-3499-8

Arba, lamp collection for Belux, 2009 ;
Biomass Power Plant, Schwendi (DE), 2006-08
Matteo Thun. The Index Book
photo : Belux ; Jens Weber, Munich

Vigilius Mountain Resort, Lana, Meran (IT), 2001-03
Matteo Thun. The Index Book
photo : Vigilius Mountain Resort

Binder Woodcenter, Kösching, Ingolstadt (DE), 2006-09
Matteo Thun. The Index Book
photo : Jens Weber, Munich

Matteo Thun. The Index Book acts not as a classic monograph, but as a kind of ‘X-Ray’: It explores and analyzes the layers and deepest strata of this Milan architecture studio’s world in an unconventional way and with an evocative use of images.

Pergola Residence Hotel, Algund, Meran (IT), 2002-04
Matteo Thun. The Index Book
photo : La Pergola Residence

Edel:Weiss Residences, Katschberg (AT), 2005-09
Matteo Thun. The Index Book
photo : Jens Weber, Munich

This book provides an understanding of this Milan architectural studio through the various works that comprise his oeuvre, “from the spoon to the city” – from coffee cups to the restaurants, from mountain resorts to wristwatches, from saucepans to solitary villas. It also means exploring his manifold expressive media – masterplans and energy systems, watercolors and drawings, photographs and sketches – as well as key themes in his work, such as ecology and the environment, economics and aesthetics, and energy saving and contemporary luxury.

Vigilius Mountain Resort, Lana, Meran (IT), 2001-03, detail of façade ;
Ofuró bathtub, Rapsel, 2008
Matteo Thun. The Index Book
photo : Thierry Malty ; Tiziano Sartorio

Sustainability is a leitmotif of the Milan architect’s oeuvre. And underpinning all of this is the architect’s holistic approach to his work.

Matteo Thun: “More Echo – less Ego”

Alla Morandi, limited edition glass collection for Venini, 2012, detail ;
Alla Morandi, limited edition glass collection for Venini, 2012
Matteo Thun. The Index Book
photo : Elena Pelosi, Archive Matteo Thun ; Archivio fotografico Venini S.p.A.

Twin 1731, knife collection for Zwilling, 2008
Matteo Thun. The Index Book
photo : Leo (courtesy of Zwilling J. A. Henckels)

Presented are – among other – landmark projects such as the Vigilius Mountain Resort in Meran, Side Hotel in Hamburg, the Nhow Hotel in Milan, the restaurant interior for the slow-food chain Vapiano and the corporate headquarters of Hugo Boss in Switzerland. Product design clients include Alessi, Bulgari, Campari, Illy, Dornbracht and Duravit, Swatch, Zwilling and WMF.

An interview with Hans Ulrich Obrist opens the book, it ends with a statement by the American director Robert Wilson.

Matteo Thun & Partners – Major Building

Most Recent Design by Matteo Thun:

Hotel Missoni Edinburgh, Scotland, UK
Hotel Missoni Edinburgh
photo : Bepperaso
Hotel Missoni Edinburgh
This Milan architectural studio débuted for Missoni with the commission to design one of its main flagship boutiques, on New York’s prestigious Madison Avenue. The method adopted in exclusive locations all over the world is now also being applied to create the very first Missoni Hotels, in Edinburgh and Kuwait City.

Key Projects by this Milan architecture studio

Featured Buildings, alphabetical:

Edel:Weiss – Served Residences, Katschberg, Austria
EdelWeiss Residences
photo © jens weber, munich
EdelWeiss Residences
A new vertical landmark – ‘Edel’ and ‘Weiss’ in Katschberg, a traditional Austrian ski resort between Salzburg and Carinthia, two vertical buildings have been built housing 66 apartments.

Hugo Boss Building, Coldrerio, Switzerland
Hugo Boss Coldrerio
photo © Frahm
Hugo Boss Coldrerio

Klima Hotel, Bozen, Italy
Klima Hotel Bozen
image from Matteo Thun & Partners
Klima Hotel

Tortona 37, Milan, Italy
Tortona 37 Milan
courtesy M. Thun
Tortona 37 Milan

Matteo Thun & Partners – Projects

Bio Power Station, Schwendi, Germany

Condominium Tower, Dubai, UAE

First KlimaHotel © ‚Bella Vista’, Trafoi South Tirol, Italy

Goms Village, Wallis, Switzerland

A completely new concept for a Hotel in the Swiss mountains

Missoni flagship boutique, Madison Avenue, New York, USA

S 32 Metzingen Hotel, Metzingen, Germany

The first Factory Outlet Hotel in Germany – 78 lifestyle rooms

Vertical Village – 5 star plus hotel, Zermatt, Switzerland

Vigilius Mountain Resort, Lana-Merano, Italy

Villa Solitaire, Son Vida, Mallorca, Spain
A luxury villa project of 2,000 sqm

More Matteo Thun & Partners projects online soon

Location: Via Andrea Appiani 9, 20121 MILANO, Milan, Italy

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Matteo Thun was born in 1952 in Bolzano, South Tyrol, Italy, studied with Oskar Kokoschka and graduated in architecture in Florence 1975. Together with Ettore Sottsass he founded Memphis Group and in 1984 his own architecture and design studio in Milan was opened.

With his Milan based team he conceives and implements projects worldwide. Matteo Thun was chosen for the ‘Interior Hall of Fame’ in New York and his work was awarded many times – including the Compasso d’Oro, Wallpaper* Award, Good Design Award, and the WWF Panda d’Oro.

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