Michele de Lucchi

Italian, b. 1951

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Michele de Lucchi

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Italian, b. 1951

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Michele De Lucchi was born in Ferrara in 1951. He graduated in Architecture at the University of Florence. Throughout the years of radical and avant-garde architecture he was a prominent figure in movements like Cavart, Alchimia and Memphis. He designed objects for important Italian and European companies, such as Olivetti, Hermès and Alessi.
He created architectural projects in Italy and worldwide, that include residential, industrial, corporate and cultural buildings. He also curated exhibitions for the Triennale di Milano, Palazzo delle Esposizioni di Roma, the Neues Museum Berlin, the Gallerie d'Italia and Museo Pietà Rondanini in Milan. He has recently made a number of projects for the city of Milan on the occasion of Expo 2015 (Padiglione Zero, Expo Center, Intesa Sanpaolo. In 1990 he founded Produzione Privata, a small-scale production and retail company through which he designs products that are made by dedicated artisans.
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. In 2000 he was appointed Officer of Italian Republic by President Ciampi, for services to design and architecture. In 2001 he has been nominated Professor at the Design and Art Faculty at the University in Venice. He lives and works between Angera and Milan.

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Michele De Lucchi was born in Ferrara in 1951. He graduated in Architecture at the University of Florence. Throughout the years of radical and avant-garde architecture he was a prominent figure in movements like Cavart, Alchimia and Memphis. He designed objects for important Italian and European companies, such as Olivetti, Hermès and Alessi.
He created architectural projects in Italy and worldwide, that include residential, industrial, corporate and cultural buildings. He also curated exhibitions for the Triennale di Milano, Palazzo delle Esposizioni di Roma, the Neues Museum Berlin, the Gallerie d'Italia and Museo Pietà Rondanini in Milan. He has recently made a number of projects for the city of Milan on the occasion of Expo 2015 (Padiglione Zero, Expo Center, Intesa Sanpaolo. In 1990 he founded Produzione Privata, a small-scale production and retail company through which he designs products that are made by dedicated artisans.
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. In 2000 he was appointed Officer of Italian Republic by President Ciampi, for services to design and architecture. In 2001 he has been nominated Professor at the Design and Art Faculty at the University in Venice. He lives and works between Angera and Milan.

Career Highlights
Learn more about artist insights.
Institution
Collected by a major institution
Museum of Modern Art (MoMA), and 1 more
Publication
Reviewed by a major art publication
Art in America
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