Born 1952 in Bolzano, Italy.
studies under Oskar Kokoschka at the Salzburg Academy.
architectural doctorate in Florence in 1975 with Adolfo Natalini.
moves to milan in 1978, makes the acquaintance of Ettore Sottsass and starts working in his studio.
Co-founding member in 1981 of Memphis Group, the design movement that so shaped events in the Eighties.
The Vienna academy for Applied Arts appoints him to the Chair of Product Design and Ceramics in 1982.
Terminates his work with Memphis and founds his own Studio Matteo Thun in Milan in 1984.
Awarded three times the Compasso d’Oro for good design.
Creative director from 1990 until 1993 for Swatch.
Side Hotel Hamburg, Hotel of the year 2001.
Gala spa award, vigilius mountain resort 2004.
New look at the façade of “palazzo del cinema” during 61st venice film festival, September 2004 and billboard.
Selected for "Compasso d’Oro" 2004 design prize for “Girly” by Catalano.
Inducted into the Interior Design Hall of Fale, december 2004.