Rare floor lamp Mod. "WWF-Tower"
Gray lacquered metal base
DESIGNER Matteo Thun (1952)
DIMENSIONS W. 37 x D. 37 x H. 95 /cm.
The Complete Designers' Lights II, Clemence & Didier Krzentowski, pg. 336 (illustration)
Architect-designer Matteo Thun was born in Bolzano in 1952. He studied at the Salzburg Academy with Oskar Kokoschka and at the University of Florence. After meeting Ettore Sottsass, he was invited to become a cofounder of the Memphis group in Milan, and was a partner at Sottsass Associati from 1980 to 1984. He was a professor of design at the University of Applied Arts in Vienna from 1983 to 2000. In 1984, he opened his own studio in Milan. Between 1990 and 1993, Thun was also the art director at the Swatch watch company.