Michele De Lucchi


Michele De Lucchi was born in 1951 in Ferrara and graduated in architecture in Florence. During the period of radical and experimental architecture he was a prominent figure in movements like Cavart, Alchymia and Memphis. De Lucchi has designed furniture for the most known Italian and European companies. For Olivetti he has been Director of Design from 1992 to 2002 and he developed experimental projects for Compaq Computers, Phillips, Siemens and Vitra.

His professional work has always gone side-by- side with a personal exploration of architecture, design, technology and crafts. In 1990 he founded Produzlone Privata, a small- scale production and retail company through which Michele De Lucchi designed products that are made using dedicated artisans and crafts techniques. From 2004 he has been using a chain saw to sculpt small wooden houses, which create the essentiality of his architectural style. In 2003 the Centre Georges Pompidou in Paris has acquired a considerable number of his works. Selections of his products are exhibited in the most important design Museums in Europe, United States and Japan.