Doriana and Massimiliano Fuksas, architects, designers and heads of Fuksas studio, one of the most renowned architecture studio in the world, have designed for FIAM several products: the mirrors in curved glass Lucy, Rosy and Mary and Roy coffee table in glass.
Massimiliano Fuksas, of Lithuanian origins, was born in Rome in 1944 and earned his degree in architecture at the La Sapienza University in Rome.
In 1967 he started his studio in Rome, in 1989 one in Paris and in 2008 one in Shenzhen, China.
Massimiliano Fuksas has been since the ’80s one of the leading figures in modern architecture. He was visiting professor at several universities, such as the École Spéciale d’Architecture in Paris, the Akademie der Bildenden Kunste in Vienna, the Staadtliche Akademia des Bildenden Kunste in Stuttgart and Columbia University in New York.
In 2000, he was the director of the 7th International Architecture Exhibition in Venice: “Less Aesthetics, More Ethics”.
Since 2000, he has been writing for the architecture column started by Bruno Zevi for the Italian weekly publication “L’Espresso”.
Doriana Fuksas (née Mandrelli) was born in Rome where she earned her degree in History of Modern and Contemporary Architecture at the La Sapienza University of Rome in 1979 and, later, in Architecture at the ESA in Paris.
She has been teaching at both the Department of History of Art of the Faculty of Letters and Arts and at the ITACA Department of Industrial Design at the Sapienza University in Rome. She curated four “Special Projects” at the 7th International Architecture Exhibition in Venice: “Less Aesthetics, More Ethics” in 2000: Jean Prouve’, Jean Maneval, the Peace Pavilion and Architecture of Spaces, and the contemporary art section.
She has been in partnership with Massimiliano Fuksas since 1985 and has been the head of “Fuksas Design” since 1997.
Product design: the most successful partnerships and projects
In addition to the several internationally successful architecture projects, Massimiliano and Doriana Fuksas have worked in partnership with several prestigious brands for the design of their products such as: iGuzzini, Zeus, Poltrona Frau, Luxy, Short Stories, Alessi, FIAM, Haworth Castelli, Manital and La Murrina.