I met Massimo at the Memphis Gallery where I made the portrait you see. He was one of the second generation Memphis designers. He made cartoons in which he would place furnitures drawn in a forties aerodynamic style and then began to produce designs. I used this cartoonish quality of his to create scenographies for his kitchens and furnitures. I used forties film noir light a la Caravaggio for his objects. The kitchen sets were built in a factory in Tuscany. They had to close production in part so we could construct them. I personaily painted them. The work was laborious but dinner always satisfying.