DESIGN AND CONCEPT BY RENOWNED ARCHITECT MATTEO THUN
The fasting salon and restaurant at the Buchinger Wilhelmi Clinic Überlingen shine in a new design
Matteo Thun is not only a good friend and a fantastic architect, but also a regular guest at Buchinger Wilhelmi. Inspired by his stays at our clinic, he has redesigned our restaurant and the fasting lounge in Überlingen with a contemporary concept that is in line with the values of our clinics and the principles of conscious design.
By translating our corporate philosophy into an interior design concept, he has given an architectural language to the experience of fasting. The feeling of space, the materials and the connections between the building and nature reflect the experience of fasting at Buchinger Wilhelmi.
Dr. Otto Buchinger himself said about the things surrounding people who are fasting: “What hangs on the walls is part of the nourishment of our soul.” That applies both to art and to the architecture around our guests who come here to fast.
Just as we find our way back to the natural rhythm of life during fasting, this new architectural concept is intended to inspire our guests in a natural way.
Matteo Thun together with his architects and designers combines a sensual experience with cultural heritage, lending each of his projects a soul. In Überlingen, too, he has created spaces that appeal to the senses and emotions, and are intended to consummate the experience of fasting. “We want our guests to feel completely at ease and for their stay with us to be a holistic and inspiring experience. That naturally includes architecturally sophisticated spaces”, says Leonard Wilhelmi, Managing Director of the clinic in Überlingen.
About architect Matteo Thun
Matteo Thun was a student of the two artists Oskar Kokoschka and Emilio Vedova at the Salzburg Academy. He went on to study at the University of Florence. He spent his formative professional years under the architect Ettore Sottsass, with whom he founded the globally renowned Memphis Group in 1981. Matteo Thun also worked for several years as a professor of design at the Vienna University of Applied Arts.
In 1983 he founded his own design studio, and became known as one of the most influential architects of his generation.
Today, Matteo Thun has his own architecture and design studio with headquarters in Munich and Milan. His innovative projects focus on timeless, minimalistic and long-lasting design – as can be seen in the rooms he has created at Buchinger Wilhelmi.