Michele De Lucchi will be the protagonist of the next Lighthinking event which will be held on 15 January at 5.00 pm. The project Earth Stations - six futuristic places conceived to offer the perfect environmental and psychological conditions for shaping the evolution of quality of life - will be at the centre of the discussion.
A prominent figure in movements such as Alchimia and Memphis, Michele De Lucchi has been designing furniture for the most well known Italian and European furniture brands, having also been Director of Design at Olivetti from 1988 to 2002. He designed architectural projects in Italy and abroad, including residential, industrial, corporate and cultural buildings. He also designed work spaces for Deutsche Bank, Deutsche Bundesbahn, Enel, Poste Italiane, Hera, Intesa Sanpaolo, UniCredit, as well as other Italian and foreign banks. He also designed museums and exhibitions such as the Triennale di Milano, the Palazzo delle Esposizioni in Rome, the Neues Museum in Berlin and the Gallerie d’Italia in Milan.
Michele De Lucchi is currently designing luxury resorts in various parts of the world: Georgia, China, Japan and Italy. He has designed an indoor ski slope which will be built in the area of the former Alfa Romeo factory near Arese and he is developing a campus project dedicated to technological innovation in the pharmaceutical field in Breso. The Misk Foundation has selected the architect for its new Arts Institute, which will be built in Saudi Arabia.
In 2000 he was appointed Officer of the Italian Republic by President Ciampi. In 2001 he became Professor at the IUAV in Venice and in 2006 he received an Honorary Doctorate from Kingston University. In 2008 he became Professor at the Politecnico di Milano's Design School and Member of the Accademia Nazionale di San Luca in Rome. Michele De Lucchi acted as editor in chief at the new “Domus” magazine in 2018.
Michele De Lucchi collaborated with iGuzzini on a number of occasions over the years: the pole lighting systems Fiamma, La Venaria and Crown - are born from De Lucchi’s astute designs. These and other products were used in the lighting of the spaces designed by architect De Lucchi, such as the Piazza of the Venaria Reale
in Turin, Palazzo Litta
in Milan, the Zero Pavilion at Expo Milano 2015, the Mercato del Duomo in Milan, the "Il Centro"
shopping centre in Arese, the "Creativity and Craftsmanship"
room of the Homo Faber exhibition for the event with the same name held in Venice, the current exhibition "L’anello mancante/ The missing ring" at the MAXXI Museum in Rome.