Michele De Lucchi was born in 1951 in Ferrara and graduated in architecture in Florence. He was a prominent figure in movements such as Alchimia and Memphis. For Olivetti, he served as Director of Design from 1992 to 2002 and has also worked on experimental projects for Compaq, Philips, Siemens and Vitra. His architectural designs have been mainly for office buildings in Japan, Germany and Italy, where he has been commissioned by Enel, Olivetti, Piaggio, Poste Italiane and Telecom Italia. He has contributed to corporate-image development projects for Poste Italiane, Telecom Italia, Hera, Intesa Sanpaolo. In 1990, he set up Produzione Privata, a small-scale company where products are created using artisanal techniques. ions of his products are exhibited in the leading design museums worldwide. In 2000, he was appointed an Officer of the Italian Republic, and in 2001 as a Professor at the Faculty of Art and Design at the Architecture University in Venice. Since 2008, he has been a Professor at the Politecnico di Milano.