The designer and architect Matteo Thun is one of the founders of the Memphis Group. He studied under Oskar Kokoschka at the Salzburg Academy before obtaining a degree in architecture in Florence in 1975. In 1978 he moved to Milan, where he started to work with Ettore Sottsass and in 1984 he founded his own studio there. He has obtained the prestigious ADI Compasso d'Oro Award for design excellence three times. His clients include Bulgari, Artemide, Catalano, Driade, Missoni, Porsche, VitrA, Villeroy & Boch, Campari and Zucchetti.