Massimiliano Fuksas (1944-) is one of the few great contemporary Italian archistars. Born and raised in Rome, the son of a Lithuanian doctor, Fuksas was a pupil of the famous architect Bruno Zevi and from a young age he had the opportunity to gain experience in large international firms, such as the London-based Archigram or the Danish studio of Jørn Utzon. Even if his first projects are realized in his hometown and are part of the avant-garde, Fuksas obtains a great notoriety all over the world only with some important public orders obtained abroad, especially in France, where since 1989 he has opened a studio with his wife Doriana Mandrelli (1955-). A pioneer in the use of digital technology in architecture, the new technological tools allow him to design and manage complex volumes, giving life to buildings with great sculptural values such as the La Nuvola congress center in the Roman EUR district, the Vienna Twin Tower complex or the new Milan Fair in Rho, home to the Salone del Mobile every year. His creations as a designer are always co-signed with Doriana, who personally manages the design department of the studio, and take shape from collaborations with well-known brands such as Baxter, Alessi, Poltrona Frau, Fiam Italia, Venini, Slamp or Nemo.