Achille Castiglioni & Michele De Lucchi

Born in Ferrara in 1951, Michele De Lucchi studied architecture in Florence where he was Adolfo Natalini's assistant.

From 1978 onwards, he has worked with Sottsass in Milan and is one of the founding members of Memphis.

Since 1979, he has worked as a design consultant for Olivetti Synthesis and, since 1981, for Olivetti. He has taught in the architecture department at Palermo University and at Cranbrook University in Detroit. He has received the Good Design prize and the Compasso d’Oro.

Achille Castiglioni was born in Milan in 1918, he graduated from the Faculty of Architecture at the Politecnico di Milano in 1944. From 1940 onwards, Castiglione devoted himself to experimentation with industrial products with his brothers Livio and Pier Giacomo.In 1956, he was one of the founding members of ADI (Association for Industrial Design).His varied interests led Achille Castiglioni into teaching. Between Between 1969 and 1993, he taught “Industrial Design” first in the Faculty of Architecture of the Politecnico di Torino then in the Politecnico di Milano.Castiglione has received numerous awards, amongst them: nine “Compasso d’Oro” awards, Grand Prix at the Milan Triennale, winner of numerous international competitions, honorary member of the Faculty of Royal Designers for Industry and the Royal Society of Art in London, honorary degree from the Royal College of Art in London, honorary degree in Industrial Design from the Politecnico di Milano.