Michele de Lucchi
Michele De Lucchi was borned in 1951 in Ferrara and he graduated in architecture in Florence. During the period of the radical and experimental architecture, he was a prominent figure of movements such as Cavart, Alchymia and Memphis. He has designed lamps and furniture elements for the most famous Italian and European companies. He was responsible for the Design Olivetti from 1992 to 2002 and he has elaborated various personal theories on the evolution of the workplace. He has developed some experimental projects for Compaq Computers, Philips, Siemens, Vitra.
He has designed and renovated buildings for offices in Japan for NTT, in Germany for Deutsche Bank, in Switzerland for Novartis and in Italy technical and aesthetic innovation for the workplace.
He has curated many art and design exhibitions and projected buildings and expositions for museums like the Triennale in Milan, the Palazzo delle Esposizioni in Rome, the Neues Museum in Berlin. The professional activity has been accompanied by a personal exploration of design, technology and handicraft.
In 1990 he set up Produzione Privata, a small company where Michele De Lucchi designs products realized using handicraft techniques and trades.
Completed the reorganization of the Teatro Franco Parenti in Milan, he is currently working at the Fondazione Cini in Venice, to the renewals of museums as the Castello Sforzesco in Milan and other projects of requalification of buildings and urban areas in Italy and abroad.
The studio aMDL S.r.l. is based in Milan and Rome.
In 2003 the Centre Georges Pompidou in Paris has acquired various project for Enel, Olivetti, Piaggio, Poste Italiane, Telecom Italia. From 1999 he has been in charge of the requalification of some Enel power plants. For Deutsche Bank, Deutsche Bundesbahn, Enel, Poste Italiane, Telecom Italia, Hera, Intesa Sanpaolo and other Italian and foreign Institutes, he has collaborated to the image evolution, introducing some of his works. A selection of his works is exhibited in the major museums of Europe, U.S.A. and Japan. He has numerous international awards.
In 2000 he was appointed Officer of the Italian Republic by the President Ciampi for merits in the design and architecture fields. In 2001 he was appointed Professor for fame at the Faculty of Design and Arts of the University Institute of Architecture in Venice. In 2006 has received an Onorary Degree at the Kingston University, for his contribution of the "quality of life". From 2008 he is Professor at the Faculty of Design at the Politecnico in Milan and Accademician at the National Accademy of San Luca in Rome.