Michele De LucchiMichele De Lucchi

Michele De Lucchi was born in 1951 in Ferrara and graduated in architecture in Florence.

Over the period of radical and experimental architecture he was a prominent figure in movements like Cavart, Alchymia and Memphis. He has designed lamps and furniture for the most known Italian and European companies. He 'been Director of Design Olivetti from the 1988 2002, has developed experimental projects for Compaq Computers, Philips, Siemens and Vitra and he elaborated various personal theories on the evolution of the office. Designed and renovated buildings in Japan for NTT, in Germany for Deutsche Bank, Switzerland for Novartis and Italian Enel, Olivetti, Piaggio, the Italian Post Office, Telecom Italy. Since 1999 was appointed to renovate some power plants of Enel. For Deutsche Bank, Deutsche Bundesbahn, Enel, the Italian Post Office, Telecom Italy, Hera, Intesa Sanpaolo and other Italian and foreign banks he contributed to the evolution of the image by introducing technical and aesthetic innovation in the workplace.

He has curated many exhibitions of art and design and designed buildings and exhibitions for museums such as the Triennale di Milano, the Palazzo delle Esposizioni in Rome, the Neues Museum in Berlin. In recent years he has developed numerous architectural projects for private and public commissions in Georgia, such as the Ministry of Internal Affairs and the Bridge of Peace in Tbilisi, recently inaugurated.

His professional work has always been accompanied by a personal exploration of architecture, design, technology and crafts. In 1990 it created Private Production, a small business in which Michele De Lucchi designs products that are made using artisan techniques and crafts. Since 2004 carves wooden houses with a chainsaw to try the essence of architectural form.

The study aMDL Srl is based in Milan and Rome.
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 museums in Europe, the US and Japan.

Numerous international awards.
He won the Golden Compass Award-Adi in 1989 with Tolomeo lamp designed for Artemide and in 2001 printer Olivetti Artjet 10. In 2000 he was awarded the honor of Officer of Italian Republic by President Ciampi, for services to design and architecture. In 2001 he was appointed Professor for renowned Faculty of Arts and Design of the University Institute of Architecture in Venice. In 2006 he has received the Honorary Doctorate from Kingston University, for his contribution to the "quality of life". Since 2008 is Professor at the Faculty of Design at Milan Polytechnic and Academy at the National Academy of San Luca in Rome.
In 2009 has received the Golden Fleece Order and in 2010 the Presidential Order of Excellency the President of Georgia, Mikheil Saakashvili.