Michele de Lucchi is known throughout the world for having designed the Tolomeo Lamp by Artemide. A lamp that earned him the Compasso d'Oro Award in 1987.
Together with Ettore Sottsass, with whom he founded the Memphis group, De Lucchi contributed to the renewal of Italian design in the second half of the 20th century. The primary objective of these new movements was to recover the best of the 20th century, stripping it of the rationalist fundamentalism that until then had established the Italian style in the world. Thanks to them the New Modern is born.
De Lucchi designed products for Artemide, Dada Cucine, Kartell, Mauser, Poltrona Frau, Olivetti (with whom he collaborated from 1981 to 2002). He developed experimental projects for Compaq Computers, Philips, Siemens and Vitra.