Massimo studied Furniture Design in Naples at the school of art Filippo Palizzi and then architecture with specialisations in Interior Architecture and Museography at Facolta’ di Architettura Federico II. Soon after moving from Italy to London in 2004, Massimo started a collaboration for two well-known interior design practises in Chelsea as an interior architect. The experience built on almost two years of collaboration and several projects completed across London eventually led him to the establishment in 2006 of maxdelucadesign, a company specialised in furniture design & source.
Another crucial moment in Massimo’s professional biography was to meet Pascal in 2010 on a building site in Fulham. The two like-minded designers felt the need to mutually help each other in their so called “mission” to spread the language of contemporary design across the extensive portfolio of clients. Massimo was meant to help Pascal mostly with the design and source of kitchens and storage solutions. Every detail of the furniture had to work in harmony with the elements that always characterise Pascal’s interiors, like shadow gaps and recessed fittings.