MICHELE DE LUCCHI

米歇尔·德卢基
ミケーレ・デ・ルッキ
Homage to the Imagination

source: amdlit

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 furniture for the most known Italian and European companies.
For Olivetti he has been Director of Design from 1992 to 2002 and he developed experimental projects for Compaq Computers, Philips, Siemens and Vitra.

He designed and restored buildings in Japan, Germany, Switzerland and in Italy for Enel, Olivetti, Piaggio, Poste Italiane, Telecom Italia.
In 1999 he was appointed to renovate some of ENEL’s (Italys principal Electricity Company) power plants. For Deutsche Bank, Deutsche Bundesbahn, Enel, Poste Italine, Telecom Italia, Hera, Intesa Sanpaolo and other Italian and foreign banks he has redesigned the service environments and corporate image, introducing technical and aesthetic innovation into organization of their working environments.
He designed buildings for museums including the Triennale di Milano, Palazzo delle Esposizioni di Roma, Neues Museum Berlin and the le Gallerie d’Italia Piazza Scala in Milan. In the last years he developed many architectural projects for private and public client in Georgia, that include the Ministry of Internal Affairs and the bridge of Peace in Tbilisi, the Radison Hotel and Public Service Building in Batumi.

His professional work has always gone side-by-side with a personal exploration of architecture, design, technology and crafts.
In 1990 he founded Produzione Privata, a small-scale production and retail company through which Michele De Lucchi designed products that are made using dedicated artisans and craft techniques. From 2004 he has been using a chain saw to sculpt small wooden houses which create the essentiality of his architectural style. In 2003 the Centre Georges Pompidou in Paris has acquired a considerable number of his works. Selections of his products are exhibited in the most important design Museums in Europe, United States and Japan.

The philosophy adopted by Michele De Lucchi’s office seeks to maintain a steady interaction between architectural thinking, industrial design and global communication. This transverse approach is backed by Michele De Lucchi’s own international experience acquired in more than forty years’ work.

Founded in the early 1980s, the office has kept its original multicultural and multidisciplinary origins. Producing architecture and design for Italian and foreign institutes, public and private organisations, businesses and individuals, it carries out in-depth surveys of matters relating to contemporary society, especially the role of industry and crafts, technology and nature.

Formed by architects and designers from all over the world, the office shows a predilection for teamwork. Its projects are developed without ever being confined to the visual aspects traditionally associated with design, but rather by contemplating every necessary step – from analysis to concept, from realisation to forecasts of future scenarios. The office staff comprises some forty professionals from different cultural backgrounds and experiences who are committed to complex projects. These ranger from the scale of products to that of architecture and city planning. Always at the forefront of the international cultural scene, the firm implements a policy of technical, performing and functional quality related to reasonable completion and management costs.

The firm’s head office is in central Milan, in an Art Nouveau building that was converted in 2006 into a creative workshop.At Angera Michele De Lucchi has established his atelier-archive, where architectural experiments start off and the documentary records of his work are kept.

aMDL operates through the work of Michele De Lucchi and four Project Directors: Nicholas Bewick, Alberto Bianchi, Giovanna Latis, Angelo Micheli, each of whom coordinates a project design group.

As proof of a design reaching for excellence, the office was this year awarded the ISO 9001:2008 certificate for its architectural, urban, interior and exhibition design.
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source: himacseu

Imagine a landscape with hills, mountains, lakes, valleys, gentle slopes … Our imagination can go where it wants, beyond the confines of rationality. We can be wide awake and in control of all our faculties and still go on a mental journey where we decide what is going to happen and can erase anything we don’t like or don’t want to see or experience with a simple thought. That is the power of the imagination’. (Michele De Lucchi)

‘In Difesa dell’Immaginazione’ (‘Homage to the Imagination’) is Michele De Lucchi’s evocative vision, brought to life through the skilful use of HI-MACS® New Generation Acrylic Stone. Images of a possible or desired reality formed in the human mind taking shape in a flowing fantasy landscape, reminiscent of Appennine hills, mountains, valleys and lakes.

Imagination is the common thread that links De Lucchi’s project with the HI-MACS® philosophy: the exceptional properties of HI-MACS® New Generation Acrylic Stone give free reign to the imagination, allowing architects and designers to bring even the most ambitious ideas to life.
De Lucchi’s imposing 9 metre-long work draws in the imagination and highlights the outstanding qualities of HI-MACS®: from its thermoformability – essential for creating rounded shapes to depict natural features – to the incredible ease of cleaning.

‘In Difesa dell’Immaginazione’ was installed in the wonderful setting of the old Bastardini Hospital in the heart of Bologna, which has just finished hosting the Bologna Water Design 2013, an exclusive ‘post fair’ event organised in conjunction with the International Exhibition of Ceramic Tiles and Bathroom Furnishings (CERSAIE).
This year’s highly successful event saw participation from designers and architects such as Michele De Lucchi, Daniel Libeskind, Philippe Daverio, Victor Vasilev, among many others, and met with very positive visitor feedback.

The event was a showcase for design projects and installations inspired entirely by water, this vital symbol of life and increasingly threatened resource on the planet.
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source: archiportale

‘Il paesaggio, le colline, le montagne, i laghi, le valli, i dolci declivi. La fantasia se ne va, non più trattenuta dalla ragione. Parte per un viaggio a occhi aperti, dove noi stessi, svegli e nel possesso delle facoltà mentali, decidiamo cosa deve succedere e con un semplice impulso mentale cancelliamo quello che non ci piace e non vogliamo vedere e vivere. È la forza dell’immaginazione. Senza, il mondo non avrebbe colori, l’esistenza non meriterebbe interesse’.
Michele De Lucchi

‘In difesa dell’immaginazione’ è la visionaria installazione che Michele de Lucchi realizza in occasione di Bologna Water Design 2013, l’eccezionale kermesse ‘post-fiera’ che dal 23 al 28 settembre, in concomitanza con il Cersaie, animerà i sorprendenti spazi dell’Ex Ospedale dei Bastardini e dell’Ex Maternità con progetti e installazioni interamente dedicate al design dell’acqua.

Un maestoso paesaggio appenninico, sussurrato richiamo alla bellezza dei colli bolognesi, prende eccezionalmente vita in un palazzo storico nel centro della città. HI-MACS®, la Pietra Acrilica di Nuova Generazione, si è dimostrata la soluzione perfetta per la realizzazione dell’emozionante installazione di Michele De Lucchi.

La ‘morbida’ rigidità del materiale, declinato nella brillante tonalità Alpine White, si trasforma nelle linee sinuose e leggere che danno forma alle montagne, mettendo in mostra l’estrema plasmabilità e versatilità di HI-MACS® nella realizzazione dei progetti più ambiziosi. Grazie, infatti, alle sue eccellenti proprietà termoformanti e alle giunture invisibili, la Pietra Acrilica di Nuova Generazione si ‘conforma’ a qualsiasi pensiero.

‘In difesa dell’immaginazione’ testimonia una delle infinite possibilità di creare straordinari progetti con un materiale innovativo, dal forte impatto estetico, in grado di assicurare, al tempo stesso, elevate performance. Bologna Water Design 2013, un palcoscenico d’eccezione per scoprire perché HI-MACS® rappresenta la soluzione ideale ‘in difesa’ e per ‘dar vita’ all’immaginazione.

‘In difesa dell’immaginazione’ è stata realizzata dal Centro Specializzato e HI-MACS® Quality Club Member Lineoarredo di Stefano Bortolozzo.
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source: himacsro

‘Imaginati-va un peisaj cu dealuri, munti, lacuri, vai, pante domoale … Imaginatia noastra poate merge oriunde, dincolo de limitele ratiunii. Putem fi treji, detinand controlul tuturor facultatilor noastre, si totusi putem pleca intr-o calatorie imaginara unde noi decidem ce se intampla, stergand orice lucru sau experienta care nu ne place printr-un simplu gand. Aceasta este puterea imaginatiei‘. (Michele De Lucchi)
‘In Difesa dell’Immaginazione’ (‘Omagiu imaginatiei’) este viziunea evocatoare a lui Michele De Lucchi’s, adusa la viata prin abila prelucrare a materialului compozit de ultima generatie HI-MACS®: imaginile unei realitati posibile sau dorite formate in mintea umana care iau forma unui peisaj fluid fantastic, amintind de dealurile, muntii, vaile si lacurile Appennine.
Imaginatia este trasatura comuna care leaga proiectul lui De Lucchi’s cu filosofia HI-MACS®: proprietatile exceptionale ale materialului compozit de ultima generatie the HI-MACS® dau frau liber imaginatiei, permitand arhitectilor si designerilor sa dea viata chiar si celor mai ambitioase idei.
Lucrarea impunatoare de 9 metri lungime da forma imaginatiei si evidentiaza calitatile remarcabile ale mineralului acrilic HI-MACS®: de la termoformabilitate tridimensionala – esentiala pentru crearea formelor curbate gasite in natura – pana la curatarea incredibil de usoara.
‘In Difesa dell’Immaginazione’ a fost amplasata in decorul mirific al vechiului spital Bastardini din inima Bologniei, unde tocmai s-a incheiat Bologna Water Design 2013, un eveniment exclusiv organizat dupa expozitie, in colaborare cu Expozitia Internationala de Placi Ceramice si Mobilier de Baie (CERSAIE).
La evenimentul din acest au participat printre altii Michele De Lucchi, Daniel Libeskind, Philippe Daverio, Victor Vasilev, primind un feedback pozitiv din partea vizitatorilor. Evenimentul a avut ca tematica prezentarea proiectelor de design si a obiectelor inspirate integral de apa – acest simbol al vietii, o resursa a planetei din ce in ce mai amenintata.
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source: designhethu

Michele De Lucchi építész, formatervező, a 20. századi olasz design egyik meghatározó alakja, akinek munkássága napjainkban is iránymutatónak számít.

1980-ban alapító tagja volt a Memphis csoportnak, mely a posztmodern design legfőbb mozgalma és alkotóműhelye volt, 1987-ben tervezett Tolomeo lámpája pedig (Giancarlo Fassina-val közösen) a mai napig az egyik legnagyobb darabszámban eladott használati tárgy a világon. De Lucchi az elmúlt harminc évben gyakorlatilag az összes elismert designbútor-gyártó számára dolgozott, építészként pedig múzeumépületek sora fűződik a nevéhez: például a Triennale di Milano felújítása is, melynek tekintélyes designbútor-gyűjteménye tőle is őriz néhány darabot.

De Lucchi 1990-ben alapította Produzione Privata nevű saját vállalkozását, melyben az a célja, hogy az ipari formatervezés és a kézművesség határán egyensúlyozva hozzon létre kis darabszámú, különleges tárgyakat, a Politecnico di Milano professzoraként pedig rendszeresen tart előadásokat a design, kézművesség és ipar összekapcsolódásának szükségességéről.

Michele De Lucchi a Design Hét meghívására érkezik Budapestre.
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source: art-directory

Michele De Lucchi studied architecture at Padua and Florence until 1975. From 1975 to 1977 he was an academic assistant in the architecture department at Florence University. In 1973 Michelle De Lucchi joined forces with other designers and architects to form Cavart, a radical design group which put on Happenings and held seminars in Padua. In 1978 Michele De Lucchi moved to Milan, where he worked for Kartell in their proprietary studio, Centrokappa.
Contact with Ettore Sottsass induced Michele De Lucchi to join the Studio Alchimia designers. For their exhibitions, Michele De Lucchi created several grotesque and comical design objects. In 1978 Michele De Lucchi designed “Sinerpica”, a table lamp that is practically useless as a lamp. The same may be said of Michele De Lucchi’s “Sinvola” (1979), which is designed to look like an outsize pin cushion surrounding a rod with a light bulb. In 1979 Michele De Lucchi also designed several prototype household appliances, which were shown at the Milan Triennale although they were never manufactured.
From 1980 Michele De Lucchi was a member of the Memphis group, designing “Lido”, a colorful sofa in 1982 and the “First” chair in 1983 for Memphis. In the late 1980s Michele De Lucchi returned to good design. “Tolomeo”, a stringently clear, functional aluminium work lamp designed jointly for Artemide in 1987 by Michele De Lucchi and Giancarlo Fassina für Artemide, became a bestseller.
In 1990 Michele De Lucchi founded a small lighting company to produce lighting that was technically not very complex, could disregard the requirements of mass production, and could be made by craftsmen using traditional techniques. In 2001 “Fata” and “Fatina” were launched, lamps of milky white, handblown Murano glass, with no perceptible transition between foot and lampshade. On the side, Michele De Lucchi and his design studio continued to work for large firms; by 1979 he was a design consultant for Olivetti. In 1993 Michele De Lucchi designed the branches of the Deutsche Bank, in 1995 he designed a shop system for Mandarina Duck, and in 1997 the Deutsche Bahn Travel Center in Frankfurt.
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source: designlinesde

Michele De Lucchi hat gleich mehrfach Designgeschichte geschrieben. Geboren 1951 im norditalienischen Ferrara, gründet er während seines Architekturstudiums in Florenz die radikale Designgruppe „Cavart“ und wird ab Mitte der 70er Jahre zu einem engen Mitarbeiter und Freund von Ettore Sottsass. Noch während er für Olivetti als Designberater tätig ist, sorgt er mit seinen verspielten Leuchten- und Möbelentwürfen für „Studio Alchimia“ und „Memphis“ für Aufsehen. Ab Mitte der achtziger Jahre wendet sich De Lucchi einer zunehmend technischen Designsprache zu und entwirft 1986 mit Tolomeo die bekannteste und meistverkaufte Leuchte der Gegenwart. Als hätte ihn dieser Erfolg kaum beeindruckt, gründet er 1990 die Firma „Produzione Privata“, um auch weniger komplexe Leuchten nach traditionellen Handwerksmethoden herzustellen. Mit seinem Mailänder Büro „aMDL“ entwirft er seitdem nicht nur Leuchten, Möbel und Gebäude, sondern konzipiert ebenso die Interieurs für sämtliche Filialen der Italienischen Post, der Deutschen Bank bis hin zu den Reisezentren der Deutsche Bahn. Wir trafen Michele De Lucchi in seinem Mailänder Büro und sprachen mit ihm über die Leuchte als Maschine, Handwerk als Motor für Innovation und den stürmischen Geist von Memphis.