Michele De Lucchi
Born in Italy in 1961, Michele De Lucchi designed the Tolomeo in 1987. The lamp is now available in sizes from mini to mega is arguably Artemide’s most iconic fixture.
Having a background in architecture and industrial design, De Lucchi also favors a craftsman-like approach and since 1990 through the line “Produzione Privata,” he has created a series of artisan-produced items such as small sculptures carved with a power saw.
German designer Gerhard Reichert believes that emotion and function increase a product’s intrinsic value. A mechanical engineer by training, he seeks to reconcile the utilitarian aspect of an object in relationship to the experience of use and its impact on both the personal and external environment.