Scientist and innovator
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Massimo has been in involved in spreading the scientific, technological and innovation culture for over 20 years. The legs of his journey are lecture halls, museums, magazines, the radio, the TV, the web and the companies with which he works. It is an exciting journey that revolves around the relationship between man and technology. The line he selected for covering it is Piquadro Tech.
Design, functionality and bright colours distinguish the Piquadro items created for hi-tech. Piquadro is a quiet travel companion ever present at the increasingly frenetic stops we follow when going to our everyday destinations. We got on board with Massimo Temporelli, and it was an extraordinary trip.
I am a man who has pushed innovators to innovate. This is why I set up a digital fabrication lab, where different knowledge blends together: designers work with physicists, and physicists exchange information with philosophers and entrepreneurs. I see robotics in my future. I believe that today machines are ready to resemble us. Technology's next step will be to replicate us. The way in which we deal with travelling represents us to a large degree. I unfailingly always carry two items in my ideal rucksack: my laptop and a book. They are the gist of my world and allow me to explore vast parallel worlds. I am in love with raw material. There are rocks, stones, pieces of glass and materials of which I need to have almost physical contact. When you touch some materials and feel that that material is "good", well then, I think this is what style is: "touching good atoms". Transforming Italian craftsmanship is a huge challenge. Today there is a new way to ply the handicrafts trade, where your hands almost never get dirty and we no longer get calluses, but rather, it is the mind that works together with the hands. One day this innovation will become our tradition.
"creativity, technology and imagination may be a good route for the future to take"