|||||||||||||||De Lucchi in his Milan office with the model for The Walk, his installation for the Salone|Designed in 1982 at the height of Memphis mania, Lido clashes both colours and stylistic references in quintessential postmodern style|De Lucchi and Ettore Sottsass created the Icarus office system for Olivetti Synthesis in the early 1980s|Flat, compact (for the early 1990s) and with a colour screen, Olivetti’s Echos 44 Colour also boasted an unusual pink casing|Il Briccolone, a bookcase made for Riva 1920 from old briccole, the marker posts sunk into the canals of Venice|A sketch for a light; the finished product is a single piece of blown glass that comes in two sizes, called Fata and Fatina|Georgia’s Batumi Law Court, sharing some design DNA with the Il Briccolone bookcase|Tblisi’s ministry of internal affairs, a jelly-like building that sits on its own moat to enhance its feeling of weightlessness|Il Tronco, an office building in Pforzheim, Germany; its pinched-in sides make the plan different on every floor|The Sangirolamo bookcase and desk, originally designed for Olivetti in 1991, sit in De Lucchi’s own office|The Walk has a looping bridge that connects and offers vantage points over four workzones|The Walk has a looping bridge that connects and offers vantage points over four workzones|Tolomeo Decentrata: a ‘decentralised’ ceiling light for Artemide with the flexibility of a task light|The Norma chair, designed by De Lucchi for Alias in 2009||
16 Apr 2015

Michele De Lucchi: Milan’s man of the moment

Words by James McLachlan

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