Michele De Lucchi (Architect)

Born 1951 in Ferrara, Italy. Studied architecture in Florence. Was a central member of design groups such as Cavart, Alchymia, and Memphis during the era of avant-garde and experimental architecture. Designed furniture for companies in Italy and Europe. Served as the design director of Olivetti from 1992 to 2002 and led experimental projects for Compaq, Philips, Siemens, and Vitra. A large number of his works were acquired by the Centre Georges Pompidou in 2003. Selections of his work are also on exhibit in major museums in Europe, the United States, and Japan.