- Publisher : Hatje Cantz Verlag; Mul edition (9 March 2013)
- Language : English, Italian, German
- Paperback : 368 pages
- ISBN-10 : 3775734996
- ISBN-13 : 978-3775734998
- Dimensions : 24 x 2.8 x 29 cm
Index Thun: From A to Z. Matteo Thun: The Index Book is a comprehensive look at everything he has done in his career.
Matteo Thun is an Italian designer and architect who was born in 1952. He and Ettore Sottsass, Andrea Branzi, Aldo Cibic, Michele de Lucchi, and Michael Graves started the design group Memphis. He came up with some of the most recognisable styles of products.
Thun took his happy style to Swatch in the early 1990s, where he worked as Creative Director until 1993. The Memphis group’s colourful postmodern furniture helped define product design in the early to mid-1980s with its strange mix of kitsch and futurism.
Thun has given brands like Campari, Illy coffee, Philips Electronics, and Porsche his special touch. In 2001, his Side Hotel in Hamburg was named Hotel of the Year, and in 2004, the Wallpaper Design Award went to his Vigilius mountain resort.
The Index by Matteo Thun The book is a list of everything he has done in his career. From 1980 until now, from A to Z. It looks at all of his work. From building to designing things like coffee cups, restaurants, mountain resorts, wrist watches, and villas.
The book looks at Thun’s work through themes such as sustainability and the environment, economy and aesthetics, saving energy, and modern luxury. It has photos, sketches, watercolour drawings, and plans.