Paolo De Lucchi was born in Padua in 1962 and graduated in Architecture at the Polytechnic of Milan in 1989.
In 1990 he exhibited at the Palazzo dell’Arte (Triennale di Milano) “The Interactive table” at of the exhibition “The party game”. Between 1989 and 1993, he collaborated with “Sottsass Associati” by working on various projects of architectural character (Yuko house, House Bishofberger, Twin dome City competition), interior design (offices Cementeria Merone, preparation Uomomoda 1990 in Tokyo, View of African objects “Kings of Africa” in Maastricht) and industrial design (Seiko watches, handle Valli & Valli, chair for Zanotta).
In 1994 he began cooperating with Michele De Lucchi, participating in the development of architectural projects and relief by managing firsthand the design of the new showroom for Olivetti in Ivrea, as well as the events related to the Annual General Shareholders Olivetti and workshops with Philips on the evolution of technology.
On 1 january 1998 the architect Paolo De Lucchi opens the “De Lucchi Workshop.com” company in small industrial warehouse, a design and architectural company, consulting and professional training.
De Lucchi in addition to exercising the profession of architect, works as of industrial designer for italian companies diversifield in new design lighting fixtures.Through these partnerships, Paolo De Lucchi has developed a deep knowledge of emerging design technologies and light management in the various application areas: from the residential to the office world and the big shopping malls. Mr De Lucchi also holds
training courses for professionals at many italian Universities and Companies offices. His professional activity also develops in the lighting design of residential and retails, in the way of restoration in the office and in the outdoor space. The architect over the years has worked with several important companies in the design of franchising stores, showrooms, flagship, stands and multi-brand stores for important italian companies both in the clothing as in the leather and footwear industry.
Valerio Bottin works with the University of Padua in the search for new solutions for the lighting industry. He started his career designing commercial, residential and industrial buildings. In 1993 he embarked on a prolific collaboration with Foscarini, of whose style he is a ceaselessly original interpreter.