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‘Raggiante’ is the sun that marks the passing of time even when it’s out of sight, hidden behind the Earth. Without its rays everything becomes dark, everything stops and we wait calmly; everyone knows that it will pop up again just on the opposite side from where it was tucked away. It always returns to wake up the world, to make the leaves sparkle, to dissolve the clouds.”With these words Michele de Lucchi introduces his wall clock, inspired by the sun that illuminates and paces the day. The designer favours natural materials which transform, improve even, over time: for Raggiante, he chose bamboo, giving rise to an industrial product that retains the characteristic features of an item that is a cross between art and handicraft.
Architect. Michele De Lucchi was a prominent figure in movements like Cavart, Alchimia and Memphis. He designed lamps and furniture for the most well known Italian and European companies and realized architectural project in Italy and abroad. His work has been exhibited in Europe, the United States and Japan. He was appointed Officer of the Italian Republic for services to design and architecture and has been nominated Professor at the Design Faculty of the Politecnico of Milan and Member of the Accademia Nazionale di San Luca in Rome. He has recently realized a number of proejcts for the city of Milan: the pavilions for Expo 2015 (Padiglione Zero, Expo Center, Intesa Sanpaolo), UniCredit Pavilion in piazza Gae Aulenti and the installation for the Pietà Rondanini at the Ospdale Spagnolo at the Castello Sforzesco. For the Salone del Mobile 2015 De Lucchi has created “La Passeggiata” for Workplace3.0, dedicated to his vision of workspace