Mihai Maciuca

The Domicilo Living Founder

Mihai Maciuca

The Domicilo Living Founder 

Mihai Maciuca was born and raised in Bucharest, Romania, under the shadow of Ceausescu’s regime. Despite the challenges of growing up during a tumultuous time in Romanian history, his parents instilled in Mihai the value of education and the importance of striving for a better future. As such, when it came to choosing a career path, he was drawn to the world of entrepreneurship and won a scholarship to London’s University of Westminster to study for a degree in business.

Straight after graduation, Mihai started at DTZ Investors in London, where he gained invaluable experience in maximizing income and understanding liquidity perspectives. He then worked on a variety of commercial projects, including managing high-end projects in Romania, such as the prestigious Stejarii Collection in Bucharest. It was during this time that Mihai first discovered his passion for design and architecture. Driven by this, he joined AXA Group in South Africa, where he played a pivotal role in establishing a real estate division and expanding operations into Cape Town.

Between 2006 and 2021 (15 years), Mihai explored various business opportunities while traveling across Europe, South America, and North America. It was during this time that he developed the idea to form a London agency, exclusively representing Italian brands all under one roof. As the official representative and exclusive agent of brands such as Scavolini, Glass1989, and ArlexItalia, Mihai generated a turnover of almost £8 million in sales up to 2020.

In response to the pandemic, Mihai saw an opportunity to evolve his business. The result was Domicilio Living, which offers bespoke interior design and comprehensive architecture services for residential and commercial spaces. In-house architect Laura Petruso has more than 25 years of international experience and worked with Foster + Partners [Link https://domicilioliving.com/design-architecture-services/]. Domicilio Living is also the exclusive representative of a curated range of premium Italian brands including Pedini, Casa Bath, Ditre Italia, Pietrelli Porte, Glass1989, ArlexItalia, Sforzini Illuminazione, Marazzi, Mottura, IPF Flooring, Berti Pavimenti, Signature Kitchen Suite, Villeroy & Boch, and Carisa Radiators.

Mihai has also opened a Domicilio Living show home, a duplex apartment incorporating all the brands. It is available by appointment for developers, interior designers, and architects to view the latest collections. Under Mihai’s tenure as CEO, Domicilio Living has established itself as a leading company in the industry, with a focus on delivering excellence and innovation in every project undertaken.

Mihai Maciuca on his philosophy for Domicilio Living:

“Throughout my journey, I’ve embraced all challenges and opportunities that have come my way, constantly pushing the boundaries of creativity and innovation. My diverse background in business, architecture, and venture capital has equipped me with a unique perspective, allowing me to approach design with a fresh and innovative mindset.

As I continue to evolve and grow in my career, I remain committed to championing diversity, inclusivity, and creativity in the world of interior design and architecture. My story serves as a testament to the transformative power of perseverance, passion, and the pursuit of excellence.

It is with great excitement that I introduce myself to the esteemed professionals and enthusiasts in the fields of interior design, architecture, and development of residential and commercial architecture. At Domicilio Living, we are constantly engaging with potential real estate investors and developers who focus on residential and commercial projects.

By collaborating with these stakeholders, I aim to integrate innovative design concepts and solutions into real estate developments, fostering environments that are both functional and aesthetically appealing.

This partnership not only enhances the quality of living and working spaces but also promotes diversity and inclusivity within the broader built environment.

I am deeply passionate about creating spaces that inspire and elevate the human experience, and I look forward to collaborating with like-minded individuals who share my vision for innovation and design excellence.”