Filippo Burresi was born in Florence in 1977; after studying Science, he obtained a Degree in Architecture in 2004 at the University of Florence.  

During his university studies he approached the world of painting and sculpture, spending time in the sculptor Marcello Tommasi’s studio in Pietrasanta, where he learnt the fundamentals of drawing and modelling. 

He then worked in the studio founded by his father Architect Alessandro Burresi where he took part in important architectural, renovation and interior design projects in Italy and worldwide, honing his design approach to a variety of subjects. 

His projects follow a very precise process: from the initial idea through to the delicate phase of studying materials and from combining advanced technology with the best artisanal craftsmanship through to the final creation. 

He has participated in several editions of the Salone del Mobile di Milano and collaborated with the stylist Alberta Ferretti, Rossana Orlandi, Targetti Sankey S.P.A, Molteni&C, Mle Lighting and other companies in the world of art, fashion and design. 

During this time, he also designed a line of furniture with the brand name BxLxH in collaboration with Nicola Burresi who works in the Marketing sector.

Since 2005 he has designed and managed the image of Officina Profumo Farmaceutica di Santa Maria Novella di Firenze, overseeing the design and creation of furniture and lighting for the historical flagship store in Via della Scala in Florence as well as new single brand stores all over the world.  

From 2013 to 2016 he worked with Architect Massimiliano Morlacci on a large hospitality project that reinforced their professional collaboration and eventually gave life to the Burresi Morlacci Architettura studio. 



Massimiliano Morlacci was born in Florence in 1975; after studying Classics, he enrolled in the city’s Faculty of Architecture. In that period he combined his university studies and architectural education with his passion for photographic research in the studios of a number of famous photographers in Florence, Milan and London. In 2003 he graduated with a Degree in Architecture from the “Dipartimento Tecnologie dell’Architettura e Design Pierluigi Spadolini” and immediately moved to the United States where he joined the Luiz de Basto Design firm in Miami, specializing in interior design for motor yachts. Upon his return to Italy he began working in Roberto Morlacci’s Architectural Firm and, in 2006, together they founded MRM Architetti Associati.

During those years, thanks to the collaboration with the Architect Guido Lorenzo Spadolini, his university professor, he was responsible for major architectural projects and interiors in Italy and worldwide.

“The great thing about being an architect is you can walk into your dreams”. (Harold Wagoner) 


The Burresi Morlacci Architettura studio, founded by Architects Filippo Burresi and Massimiliano Morlacci is the result of both a recent professional encounter and years of experience established since the 70’s by two long-standing Florentine studios, founded by their respective fathers, Architects Alessandro Burresi and Roberto Morlacci.

Thanks to the diverse, international experience that distinguishes Filippo and Massimiliano as well as an eclectic, trained team of architects and designers, the studio promotes design as a continuous process and pursuit of expressive contemporary languages, combined with a careful study of cultural and geographical contexts. 

The projects span a wide variety of sectors: residential, hospitality, retail, interior design, lighting design, industrial design and yacht design, from the restoration and renovation of real estate and historical buildings to completely new constructions. In recent years the studio faced a range of different design subjects, from the architectural and functional transformation of buildings to the creation of new residential and commercial structures that integrate perfectly with their surroundings, from private properties to recreational establishments. The experimentation with technology and pursuit for innovative ways to use new materials merge with modern rationalism. 

The studio is supported by external specialists in buildings, machinery and landscaping. By using a process of procurement, the group is able to deliver complete turnkey projects from the conceptualization stage through to the assistance and installation of furniture.