MICHELE DE LUCCHI


 

Michele De Lucchi was born in 1951 in Ferrara, Italy. He graduated in architecture in Florence.  During the period of radical and experimental architecture, he was a relevant figure in movements like Alchymia, Cavart and Memphis.

 

De Lucchi realized furniture for the most important Italian and European companies as Artemide, Olivetti, Alias, Hermès and Alessi

 

From 1992 and 2002, Michele was the Director of Design for Olivetti and he designed experimental projects for Compaq Computers, Philips and Siemens. 

 

As architect, De Lucchi created corporate identity spaces for Deutsche Bank, Poste Italiane, Enel, Olivetti and Telecom Italia, for example. 

 

He was in charge of designing exhibitional spaces for events in museums as Triennale of Milan, Palazzo delle Esposizioni in Rome and Neues Museum in Berlin.

 

His professional work has always gone side-by-side with a personal exploration of architecture, design, technology and crafts.

 

In 2000 he was appointed Officer of Italian Republic by President Ciampi, for services to design and architecture. In 2003 the Centre Georges Pompidou in Paris has bought a big number of his works. Other his creations are exhibited in the most revelant design Museums in Europe, United States and Japan.

 

De Lucchi was nominated twice Professor at the Design and Art Faculty at the University of Venice and at the Politecnico of Milan, while Member of the Accademia Nazionale di San Luca in Rome. 


At Angera, on Lake Maggiore, Michele De Lucchi has established his atelier-archive, where many architectural experiments start and where his works are documented and stored.