Architect Michele De Lucchi was a prominent figure in movements like Alchimia and Memphis. He has designed furniture for the most known Italian and European companies. For Olivetti he has been Director of Design from 1988 to 2002. He realized architectural projects in Italy and abroad, including residential, industrial, corporate and cultural buildings. For Deutsche Bank, Deutsche Bundesbahn, Enel, Poste Italiane, Hera, Intesa Sanpaolo, UniCredit and at other Italian and foreign banks he has designed working environments and corporate image. He has planned buildings for museums as the Triennale di Milano, the Palazzo delle Esposizioni in Rome, the Neues Museum in Berlin and the Gallerie d’Italia in Milan.
Michele De Lucchi is currently designing luxury resorts in various parts of the world: in Georgia, China, Japan and in Italy. He has designed an indoor ski slope that will be built in the area of the former Alfa Romeo factory near Arese. In Bresso he is developing a campus project dedicated to technological innovation in the pharmaceutical field. The Misk Foundation has selected Michele De Lucchi as the architect of its new Arts Institute, which will be built in Saudi Arabia.
In 2000 he was appointed Officer of Italian Republic by President Ciampi. In 2001 he has been nominated Professor at the IUAV in Venice. In 2006 he received the Honorary Doctorate from Kingston University. In 2008 he has been nominated Professor at the Design Faculty of the Politecnico of Milan and Member of the Accademia Nazionale di San Luca in Rome.
During 2018 Michele De Lucchi is editor in chief of the new “Domus” magazine.