Michele De Lucchi
Michele De Lucchi was born in Ferrara in 1951. While he was still a student at the International School of Art in Florence, from which he graduated with a diploma in 1975, he founded the Cavart group in Padua. From 1978 to 1980, he was a collaborator on projects of the Alchimia group. Together with Ettore Sottsass and Barbara Radice, De Lucchi was one of the founders of the Memphis movement in 1981. In 1990, he took over the coordination of product design at Olivetti. The activities of his studio in Milan and Rome range from industrial design through furniture and interior design to private and public architecture. In 2006, Michele De Lucchi received the honorary doctorate from Kingstone University for his contribution to the quality of living.