Nature. Michele De Lucchi “The Missing Link” exhibition at MAXXI

An environmental installation, charged with meanings and references. Architect and designer Michele De Lucchi is the protagonist of the sixth edition of the Nature of monographic exhibitions, on which occasion the host is asked to design a site-specific installation representative of his research before the public.

 

Michele De Lucchi, L’anello mancante, penna e pennarello nero su carta, 13 maggio 2018 Quadernino nero 22, 2018

 

Architect and designer Michele De Lucchi, who grew up next to the Florentine radicals and Sottsass, created an iconic object such as the Tolomeo lamp, designed Olivetti’s computers and re-humanised buildings all over the world, is the protagonist of the sixth edition of the cycle of monographic exhibitions NATURE, curated by Margherita Guccione, Director of MAXXI Architettura, and Pippo Ciorra, Senior Curator of MAXXI Architettura. This exhibition formula of MAXXI requires the hosted architect to design a site-specific installation summarising their own architectural research. (more…)

Michele De Lucchi returns to Galleria Antonia Jannone with “Cataste”

Michele De Lucchi returns to the Antonia Jannone Gallery in Milan with Cataste, the new exhibition dedicated to a series of unpublished sculptures and works on paper. With Cataste he tackles again the themes dear to him: nature, simplicity, building, collecting, preserving, healing, ordering, taking and shaping.

 

Cataste, Michele De Lucchi © Michele De Lucchi

Cataste, Michele De Lucchi © Michele De Lucchi

 

The ten sculptures in walnut wood, as well as the drawings on paper, all works created in 2017, tell the same number of worlds, as many forms. The stacks are made simple, necessary, inaccessible, so De Lucchi’s sculptures become symbols of an ancient construction and offer a reflection on today’s aesthetic and functional values. (more…)