Michele De Lucchi (1951) was born in Ferrara, Italy. During the 1980s he began designing lamps and furnishing elements for the most prominent Italian and European companies. He turned architecture into an integrated system, by using a global and transversal design approach. He designs objects and small furniture under the Produzione Privata brand and produces them with specialised craftspeople. He designed the MDL, Secretello and Hatch systems for Unifor.