Chandelier Christmas Watch
Clear banded watch with beads hung around face. The watch rests in a glass base and is packaged in a wooden box.
Matteo Thun, architect and designer, was born in Bolzano in 1952. Formally named Count Mattaus Thun-Hohenstein, this designer came from a family known for their ceramic statuary crafting. 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.
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, Herbert Rathmaier and Antonio Rodriguez led to the founding of Matteo Thun & Partners in 2001, which was later organized into the companies MTLC, MTDR and Matteo Thun & Partners 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.