Matteo Thun born 1952 in Bolzano, Italy. The Vienna Academy for Applied Arts appoints him to the chair of product design and ceramics in 1982. Inducted into the interior hall of fame in new york, December 2004. He is also a "Member of the RIBA - Royal Institute of British Architects" .
Awarded three times the "compasso d'oro" for good design as well as being creative director from 1990 until 1993 for Swatch.