Acquatinta Suspension Lamp01.31.07   |   Posted in: Art & Design   |   By: A. Salem Jones
Tags: Architecture, Interior Design, Lamps, Memphis Group, Michele De Lucchi, Produzione Privata
This suspension lamp was designed by Michele De Lucchi with Mario Rossi Scola in 1996. Made of Murano blown glass, it is available in a variety of finishes including trasparent, trasparent green, satin finished, glazed white, black, and silvered.
Michele De Lucchi was born in 1951 in Ferrara and graduated in architecture in Florence. He was one of the members of the Memphis Group, which debuted at the famous Salone del Mobile in Milan (1981). The group was named after the Bob Dylan song Stuck Inside of Mobile with the Memphis Blues Again. Sometimes called the New International Style, the movement was a rebellion against the often slick and cold designs of the 70s in favor of work with more personality. In 1988, the group was dismantled.
De Lucchi was Director of Design at Olivetti from 1992 to 2002 and has developed experimental projects for Compaq Computers, Philips, Siemens and Vitra. His professional work has always gone side-by-side with a personal exploration of architecture, design, technology and crafts. In 1990 he set up Produzione Privata, a small-scale concern through which Michele De Lucchi, unsolicited by clients, designs products that are made using artisan techniques and crafts.
You can buy it here in a variety of finishes.