Michele De Lucchi was born in 1951 in Ferrara and graduated in architecture in Florence. During the period of radical and experimental architecture he was a prominent figure in movements like Cavart, Alchymia and Memphis. De Lucchi has designed lamps and furniture for the most known Italian and European companies. His professional work has always gone side-by-side with a personal exploration of architecture, design, technology and crafts. His Studio, aMDL S.r.l., has its offices in Milan and Rome. In 2003 the Centre Georges Pompidou in Paris has acquired a considerable number of his works.