Michele De Lucchi was born in 1951 in Ferrara and graduated in architecture in Florence.
He was a prominent figure in movements like Alchymia and Memphis. For Olivetti he has been Director of Design from 1992 to 2002 and he has developed experimental projects for Compaq Computers, Philips, Siemens and Vitra. His architectural designs have been mainly for office buildings in Japan, in Germany and in Italy for Enel, Olivetti, Piaggio, Poste Italiane, Telecom Italia.
From 1999 to 2005 he has been appointed to renovate some of ENEL’s (the Italian Electricity Company) power plants. For Poste Italiane, Telecom Italia, Hera, Intesa Sanpaolo and at other Italian and foreign banks he has collaborated to the evolution of the corporate image.
In 1990 he fonded Produzione Privata a small scale company where products are realized using artisan techniques and crafts. Selections of his products are exhibited in the most important design Museums in Europe, United States and Japan. In 2000 he was appointed Officer of Italian Republic. In 2001 he has been nominated Professor at the Design and Art Faculty at the University in Venice.
From 2008 he is Professor at the Design Faculty of the Politecnico of Milan.