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Brera Ambassador: Matteo Thun

"Brera is my home. I have been living and working here for 30 years. It is the dinners at Latteria di San Marco, symbol of the simplicity of Italian cuisine and the chats at the news stand, one of the oldest in Milan, that make me feel at home here. During the Fuorisalone Brera is enlivened by lots of people, creativity, life, and this creative and effervescent atmosphere. We are a big family here in Brera that during the Fuorisalone it grows even larger...which is beautiful!"

Matteo Thun, architect and designer, was born in Bolzano in 1952. He studied at the Salzburg Academy with Oskar Kokoschka and at the University of Florence. After meeting Ettore Sottsass, he became a co-founder of the ‘Memphis’ group in Milan and was a partner at Sottsass Associati from 1980 to 1984.

He was a 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 the Art Director for Swatch from 1990 to 1993. An encounter with Luca Colombo and Antonio Rodriguez led to the founding of Matteo Thun & Partners in 2001, which was later organized into the companies MTLC, MTDR and MTD-R China. These different creative entities develop projects in the fields of architecture, interior design and product design. The companies employ around sixty professionals, including architects, designers and graphic designers.

In occasion of Salone del Mobile 2016, Matteo Thun presents the new brand MATTEO THUN ATELIER featuring various collections of furniture, lighting and decorative objects, all handmade in collaboration with traditional Italian craftsman. MATTEO THUN ATELIER, on the new digital platform www.matteothunatelier. com, provides forms and colours for creative customisation by customers, interior and hotel designers. Uniqueness, durability and customisation are the leitmotiv for the new brand.

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