Perseo 44 Suspension Lamp
Michele De Lucchi and Sibylle Kricherer founded Produzione Privata in 1990 in order to design products to thrive within a contemporary society. Produzione Privata designs products using basic tools and talents: the hands and mind. The creation of the products finds its expression and refinement in numerous pencil drawings, water-colors and studies. Produzione Privata products are made with the aid of skilled craftsmen giving prestige to developing concepts unattained by the industrial logic.
Born in Ferrara, Michele de Lucchi studied in Padua and in Florence, Italy, where he graduated in architecture in 1975. After completing his studies in architecture, his friendship with Ettore Sottsass and Alessandro Mendini took him to Milan at the end of the Seventies, where he became one of the main activists in the provocative designer group Memphis. His approach to the creation of new styles in design helped to play an important role in the Memphis movement, but by the late 1980's, de Lucchi had moved on to more traditional designs. After working with Artemide to develop some of their lasting bestsellers, de Lucchi created his Produzione Privata label, which creates small series of his designs featuring exquisite craftsmanship.View other products by Michele de Lucchi