The first complete monograph in Italian that spans the thirty-year career of architect and designer Michele De Lucchi.
The first complete monograph in Italian that spans the thirty-year career of architect and designer Michele De Lucchi, one of the leading international figures of his generation.
De Lucchi (Ferrara 1951) was a protagonist of ‘Radical Architecture‘, and also of the Cavart, Alchimia and Memphis movements. He has designed industrial objects for companies that are household words, such as Artemide, Kartell, Matsuhita, Mauser, Poltrona Frau and Olivetti; and buildings and interiors for clients like Deutsche Bank, Deutsche Bundesbahn, Enel, Poste Italiane and Telecom Italia. In 1990 he founded Produzione Privata, an enterprise with an artisanal slant where he creates prototypes for industrial objects in limited editions by constantly drawing on Italy’s skilled craft tradition. He also lectures at the IUAV University in Venice.
This volume analyzes De Lucchi’s works and his ideas on, among other things, the evolution of the workplace and of the objects that make up the varied landscape of advanced societies.
The monograph is introduced by an essay that places De Lucchi’s multifaceted work in perspective – from his debut as an artist at the beginning of the 1970s to his recent ‘service design’ – and includes detailed descriptions of a wide range of his major projects, a complete list of all his works, a bibliography and a selection of his writings.