Michele De Lucchi Artworks

May 19, 2015

My sheds and shacks are made of wood. Numerous bits of wood, patiently glued together. Patience is the glue. Without it, the sheds wouldn’t be sheds. They have tiny roofs or huge ones. There are no half measures because there are no conventions or rules of composition.Their proportions are random but never out of place. Hard to recognise doors and windows. Besides, they are not theoretically necessary. In a real shed they can be opened or closed at any time and in any position. Nothing is definitive, nothing immutable. Nothing is eternal. The sheds are us_Michele De Lucchi

Designer of The First chair (1983), one of the most influential pieces of the Memphis movement, the Icarus office system for Olivetti Synthesi to a long list of noteworthy projects and products, De Lucchi is an iconic designer whose work we admire and respect. We were pleased to view his Baracche e Baracchette ’Sheds and Shacks’ collection of 30 structures handmade by De Lucchi in Milan last month. Inspirational…

* All images used are from the MICHELEDELUCCIARTWORK website.

Photo by Tonic / Milan / 2015
Photo by Tonic / Milan / 2015
Photo by Tonic / Milan / 2015
Photo by Tonic / Milan / 2015
Photo by Tonic / Milan / 2015
Photo by Tonic / Milan / 2015
Shed 12 / Walnut / 16 x 51 x 23 cm / 2014
Shed 12 / Walnut / 16 x 51 x 23 cm / 2014


Shed 1 / Pear / 20 x 14 x 18 cm / 2014
Shed 1 / Pear / 20 x 14 x 18 cm / 2014


Shed 4 / Walnut / 42 x 28,5 x 28,5 cm /2014
Shed 4 / Walnut / 42 x 28,5 x 28,5 cm /2014

Shed 7 / walnut / 25 x 15,6 x 20,5 cm /2014
Shed 7 / walnut / 25 x 15,6 x 20,5 cm /2014


Shed 9 / Walnut / 18 x 36,5 x 21,5 cm /2014
Shed 9 / Walnut / 18 x 36,5 x 21,5 cm /2014


Shed 16 / Walnut / 21 x 12,5 x 12,5 cm / 2014
Shed 16 / Walnut / 21 x 12,5 x 12,5 cm / 2014

Shed 19 / Oak / 11,5 x 8 x 9 cm / 2014
Shed 19 / Oak / 11,5 x 8 x 9 cm / 2014


Photo by Tonic / Milan / 2015
Photo by Tonic / Milan / 2015


Walls and heroic structures / Indian ink on paper, agenda / 2006
Walls and heroic structures / Indian ink on paper, agenda / 2006


Liberetto: la natura non nuoce / etching /35×25,5 cm /2006
Liberetto: la natura non nuoce / etching /35×25,5 cm /2006

Liberetto: la natura non nuoce / etching /35×25,5 cm /2006
Liberetto: la natura non nuoce / etching /35×25,5 cm /2006


Heroic walls / Indian ink on paper / Black sketch book n. 10 /2005
Heroic walls / Indian ink on paper / Black sketch book n. 10 /2005