Inspired by the paper artists of Japan and Europe, this exhibition pays homage to the diversity of paper crafts, including paper making, book restoration, bookbinding, calligraphy and wallpaper decorating. Visitors can witness the skill and artistry of these crafts first hand by engaging with master artisans working in the room. Test the exquisitely crafted gold nibs of Montblanc in its on-site ‘ink bar’. Discover paper artworks made by highly-skilled technicians, decorated handmade Italian wallpapers, and photographs by Italian photographer Susanna Pozzoli showcasing production at the Gangolf Ulbricht paper making workshop in Berlin.
Michele De Lucchi has designed furniture and lighting for most well-known Italian and European companies including Artemide, Alias, Unifor, Hermès, Alessi and Olivetti. His architectural work spans residential, industrial, cultural and corporate spaces in Italy and around the world. Alongside his professional work he has always pursued a personal exploration of design and craftsmanship, and in 1990 he founded Produzione Privata, an experimental laboratory through which he creates imaginative products using artisanal techniques. In 2000 he was appointed Officer of the Italian Republic for services to design and architecture.