Michele De Lucchi was born in 1951 in Ferrara and graduated in architecture in Florence. In the years of radical and experimental architecture he was among the protagonists of movements such as Cavart, Alchymia and Memphis. He has designed lamps and furnishing elements for the best known Italian and European companies. He was head of Olivetti Design from 1988 to 2002, he developed experimental projects for Compaq Computers, Philips, Siemens, Vitra and developed various personal theories on the evolution of the office. He has designed and renovated buildings in Japan for NTT, in Germany for Deutsche Bank, in Switzerland for Novartis and in Italy for Enel, Olivetti, Piaggio, Poste Italiane, Telecom Italia. Since 1999 he has been in charge of the redevelopment of some of Enel's power plants. For Deutsche Bank, Deutsche Bundesbahn, Enel, Poste Italiane, Telecom Italia, Hera, Intesa Sanpaolo and other Italian and foreign institutes, it has collaborated in the evolution of the image by introducing technical and aesthetic innovation in the workplace. He has curated many installations for art and design exhibitions and designed buildings and exhibition interventions for museums such as the Milan Triennale, the Palazzo delle Esposizioni in Rome, the Neues Museum in Berlin. In recent years he has developed numerous architectural projects for private and public clients in Georgia, such as the recently inaugurated Ministry of Internal Affairs and the Bridge of Peace in Tbilisi. Professional work has always been accompanied by personal research on the themes of design, design, technology and craftsmanship. In 1990 he created Produzione Privata, a small business in which Michele De Lucchi designs products that are made using artisan techniques and crafts. Since 2004 he has been sculpting wooden houses with a chainsaw to seek the essentiality of the architectural form. The aMDL S.r.l. it is based in Milan and Rome. In 2003 the Center Georges Pompidou in Paris acquired a significant number of his works. A selection of his objects is exhibited in the most important museums in Europe, the United States and Japan. Numerous international awards. He won the Compasso d'Oro-Adi award in 1989 with the Tolomeo lamp designed for Artemide and in 2001 with the Olivetti Artjet 10 printer. In 2000 he was awarded the honor of Officer of the Italian Republic by President Ciampi for merits in the field of design and architecture. In 2001 he was appointed Full Professor for clear fame at the Faculty of Design and Arts of the University Institute of Architecture in Venice. In 2006, he received an Honorary Doctorate from Kingston University for his contribution to quality of life. Since 2008 he has been Full Professor at the Faculty of Design at the Milan Polytechnic and Academician at the National Academy of San Luca in Rome. In 2009 he received the Golden Fleece Order and in 2010 the Presidential Order of Excellency from the President of Georgia, Mikheil Saakashvili.i.
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