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Michele De Lucchi

AMDL CIRCLE, Milano, Italy

Award Participations

  • iF DESIGN AWARD 2021
  • iF product design award 1997
  • iF product design award 1994
  • iF product design award 1990


The architect and designer Michele De Lucchi was a prominent figure in movements like Alchimia and Memphis. He is founder and member of AMDL CIRCLE, a creative multidisciplinary studio renowned for its humanistic architecture and design in Milan (Italy). Since 2018, AMDL CIRCLE focuses on Earth Stations, future sharing architectures that combine technological development with humanist principles. Michele 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 cultural, corporate, industrial and residential 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. Michele developed important hospitality projects in Tbilisi (Georgia), Beijing (China), Rokkō-san (Japan) and various part of Italy. Furthermore 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. In 2001 he has been nominated Professor at the IUAV in Venice and in 2006 he received the Honorary Doctorate from Kingston University. In 2008 Michele has been nominated Professor at the Design Faculty of the Politecnico of Milan and Member of the Accademia Nazionale di San Luca in Rome. (January 2021)