Michele De Lucchi
Michele De Lucchi started studying architecture at Padua University, switching to Florence University, where he took his diploma in 1975. For two years afterwards he taught architecture there as an academic assistant. In 1973 Michelle De Lucchi joined forces with other designers and architects to form Cavart, a radical design group. In 1978 Michele De Lucchi went to Milan to work for Kartell as a designer at Centrokappa, the proprietary Kartell design studio. After meeting the designer Ettore Sottsass, Michele De Lucchi joined the Studio Alchimia designers. Michele De Lucchi continued to work with his design studio for large companies. Since 1979 he had been a design consultant for Olivetti. In 1993 Michele De Lucchi designed branches of Deutsche Bank, in 1995 a shop system for Mandarina Duck, and, in 1997, the Deutsche Bahn travel center in Frankfurt.