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Matteo Thun © Nacho Alegre

Matteo Thun © Nacho Alegre


The Italian star architect Matteo Thun was inspired by the famous Viennese courtesan Josefine Mutzenbacher and the period she lived in and created eight rooms as well as one suite for romantic hours in the Altstadt Vienna. The rooms are reminiscent of boudoirs in the wicked style of Vienna at the turn of the century. With dark oak parquet and damask wallpaper, as a decorative element. This atmospheric density is enhanced by red velvet furniture, marble floors and chandeliers with Swarovski crystals. The result is a sensual, intimate living space which transports the protagonists into Viennese Belle Epoque.

Matteo Thun is known for his timeless, innovative designs. In the 1980s, he co-founded the Milanese design group Memphis. He taught design at the University of Applied Arts in Vienna. Since 1984 he is self-employed with his own studio Thun & Partners. Whether product design or hotel concept, his designs can be found all over the world.

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Altstadt ViennaKirchengasse 41, 1070 Wien, Österreich, Tel. +43 1 522 66 66, hotel@altstadt.at