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Francesco Lucchese was born near Messina in 1960 and he took his degree in Architecture in march 1985 at the Milan’s Politecnico University. He won, in june of the same year, the first prize for the project of a folding chair, called Traslazione, that was presented at the international competition Collective Spaces by the ADI (Industrial Design Association).

His design activity is fixed around light and colours: his particular interest tends towards the power of light that can always transmit something to people and the expressive strenght of colours.

This interesting way to see design is the reason why he has worked for some important and famous italian brands as, for example, Venini, Egoluce, Luxo, Fabbian: this kind of collaborations has transformed his concept of light in effective and successful products. Twirl lamp joins the innovative technique of rotational plastic that permits to make objects of big dimension with a single piece and with new technologies of course.

Lucchese’s name is also known in the bath’s world: he drew many accessories and objects for brands as Inda, Rapsel, Hatria, Colombo Design, Titan, Fir, ecc. Murano glasswares are one of Lucchese’s most important passion infact he has invented many vases for great firms like Venini, Salviati, Sardinia Crystal, Nason & Moretti, Cappellini. We must remember his particular attention in furnishings: he is always able to anticipate new trends and to focus on the real needs of people (Cappellini and Swan are an example).

He has been a teacher of Industrial Design at Brera Academy in Milan from october 1989 until 1991. He has been invited at Milan Politecnico in 1990 in order to presid over the seminar Italian Design for the students of Cincinnati University (USA). He gave many lectures about italian design and light design in Kiev, Tallin, Sofia during 2001 and he has been chosen as foreman of the jury for an architecture’s international competition in Moscow. He has been teacher at Master Class and at the International Design School of Moscow. Actually he’s a professor at Industrial Design Faculty of Milan’s Politecnico.

Ldesign studio engages itself also in the concept of coordinated image: collaborations with firms like IBB, Aghifug, Forma e Funzione, Nason & Moretti, Solmet and Swan, A+DESIGN, BMOOD, OLYMPIA are examples of strategies undertaken with a total aim of coordination of product’s image from the graphic level until communication and exhibition events. Actually the activity of lighting designer is developed intervening through light project in architerctures of international professionals and matching its own architectural projects with a light design that arrives until product. Recent architectural projects are many lofts and an hotel in Varese and a big cinema and an hotel in Sofia.

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