In 2007, he won the Innovation & Design Award competition with the product Q3Pro by AEC Illuminazione. In 2004, he took part in the National Competition for a lighting appliance called Luci su Via Veneto organised by the Municipality of Rome – Department of Public Works and City Maintenance. Since 2003, he has been cooperating with Genoa University, Professor Federico Delfino and Professor Andrea Morini for the supplementing of the P.I.G. program, designed for Autostrade per l’Italia S.p.a., with a motorway tunnel lighting design software. In 2001, he took part in the setting up of the Engineering Company, Industrial Design Progetti S.R.L. of Florence as technical manager and design coordinator. In 2001, he started working as lighting designer for Autostrade per l’Italia S.p.a. completing the “evaluation of threshold lighting” according to the UNI 11095 standard of all 518 tunnels in operation and for most of which he also designed the lighting systems. Between 1996 and 2000 he was technical manager of the electrical measurements laboratory of the company “Servizi & Qualità Toscana S.R.L.” of Campi Bisenzio (FI), which carries out safety inspections on lighting appliances in compliance with the European EC mark, quality assurance, according to UNI EN 45001 standards and is recognised by the European institutes NEMCO and IMQ. In 1995, he was speaker at the seminar organised with the support of General Electric on the theme “Techno-polymers and lights in civil and car lighting”. In 1993, in conjunction with the Monuments Service of the work of the Metropolitana Di Siena he designed the lighting of the Piccolomini Library and of Siena Cathedral. In 1986/1987 at Florence’s Engineering University in conjunction with Professor Engineer Masotti and Targetti Sankey Spa, he conducted a research program on glare and visual comfort of building lighting. In 1984, he was awarded the “rifletto e cambio” prize organised by General Electric Plastic S.p.a. with the following motivation “a happy combination of the quest for new aesthetic solutions and use of technical characteristics of materials”. In 1982, his degree dissertation was published in the furnishing and architecture magazine Gran Bazaar. Since 1981, he has been designing lighting appliances with special focus on design, right up to the production of executive drawings for the start of production.
Profilo di Massimo Sacconi