THE REBELS 2013 JUDGE – MATTEO THUN
Interior designer and architect Matteo Thun has been defining the ideas behind contemporary design for decades. He has designed everything from Swatch watches and Lavazza espresso cups to iconic landmarks of modern architecture such as the Vigilius Mountain Resort in Italy and Side Hotel in Hamburg. Matteo is a strong believer in product design reflecting the ‘soul of a brand’, synthesising aesthetic, economic and technological sustainability, as reflected in current project concepts like the eco-friendly KlimaHotel©. He has won the ADI Compasso d’Oro Award for Design Excellence three times, numerous Wallpaper* Design Awards and the Simon Taylor Award for Lifetime Achievement, among many others.