Architect and designer, born in Bolzano in 1952. He studied at the Salzburg Academy under Oskar Kokoschka and Emilio Vedova and in 1975 he graduated in architecture in Florence. Partner of Ettore Sottsass Associati in 1981 co-founded the Memphis group.
From 1990 to 1993 he was Art Director of Swatch. Member of the Royal Association of British Architects, was awarded of the most prestigious international awards. In 1984 he opened his own studio in Milan, where in 2001 he founded Matteo Thun & Partners, which develops product design and architecture projects from small to large scale.