Steven Guarnaccia, Maria Cristina Didero
Michele De Lucchi
“The story of my life is the story of my beard”
Michele De Lucchi - Architect, designer, creator, businessman, craftsman and painter: the magic formula of Michele De Lucchi’s talent is certainly hidden away in his thick beard, witness of time passing onto his multi-faceted career. From the famous lamp Tolomeo to the First chair, to the objects designed for Olivetti, to his recent Produzione Privata, in this book Michele De Lucchi’s objects are presented through texts by Maria Cristina Didero and flighty illustrations by Steven Guarnaccia, that re-present them with colourful and unexpected trains of thought.
De Lucchi’s design perspective issues both from the self-reflection and the consideration of the human context that surrounds each object. Light but exhaustive, this book features the works by one of most renowned figures of contemporary design, also dwelling on his theoretical approach to design.