Massimo earned a Master’s Degree in Architecture. He collaborated with Giancarlo De Carlo in the field of Urban Design, and his projects in this domain have been awarded in international competitions. He covered strategic positions both in Academy and Industry. He has taught in Schools of Architecture and Design in Italy and in the Middle East, where is now Assistant Professor at the Canadian University of Dubai, UAE. In 2000 founded StudioBau, a small firm that operates at the intersection of architecture, interior and furniture design. As a consultant, he art directed furniture manufacturers among whom the Italian high-end brand Azucena. He his currently Art Director for Matrix International. For this company, he made researches at the Yale University on unpublished furniture designs by Eero Saarinen; the achievements of this work are now published in the book “Eero Saarinen, The Organic Unit in Furniture Design”, with a foreword by Paolo Portoghesi. The evolution of interior environments is the field of research he is currently focused on as a designer, as a scholar and as a teacher.

Work Samples

  • brass table

  • standing ovation

  • Wishbone Tables

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ADI Design Index 2000 Promoter Italian Associations for Industrial Design ADI - Award: The Chaise Longue “Curvilinea” selected for the XIXth “Premio Compasso d'Oro” 1998, Promoter Opos International Competition for Young Designers Award: The Colander “Space Saver” awarded with the first prize