De Lucchi (Michele)
Michele De Lucchi was born in 1951 in Ferrara, Italy and graduated in architecture from the University of Florence in 1975. During the period of radical and experimental architecture he was a prominent figure in movements such as Cavart, Alchymia, and Memphis. De Lucchi has designed lamps and furniture for the most well-known Italian and European companies. At Olivetti, he was Director of Design from 1992 to 2002. He developed experimental projects for Compaq Computers, Philips, Siemens, and Vitra and has expressed various personal theories on the evolution of the workspace. He has collaborated in the evolution of their corporate images, introducing technical and aesthetic innovation into the working environment. He has organized numerous art and design exhibitions and has planned buildings for museums such as the Triennale di Milano, Palazzo delle Esposizioni di Roma, and Neues Museum Berlin. His professional work has always gone alongside a personal exploration of architecture, design, technology, and crafts. In 1990, he founded Produzione Privata, a small-scale company through which De Lucchi designs products that are made using artisanal techniques. De Lucchi’s Studio, aMDL S.r.l., has its offices in Milan and Rome. In 2003, the Centre Georges Pompidou in Paris acquired a considerable number of his works. Selections of his products are exhibited in the most important design museums in the world.