Massimo Iosa Ghini was born in Bologna in 1959. He graduated in architecture from the Polytechnic of Milan. 


In 1985 Iosa founded the "Bolidismo" group and he became a member of Memphis group. He participated to the avantgarde of italian design.


His professional development as an architect is expressed in product design, architectural and museum planning, public transport, as well as in the design of retail chains all over the world, developing projects for major international groups such as Ferrari, Capital Group, IBM Italia, CMC Group Miami, Seat Yellow Pages, Alitalia and many others.


His design and architectural works have received important honorable mention, including that of the Compasso D’Oro Award ADI, and various awards including the Good Design Award by the Chicago Athenaeum, the Red Dot Award and the iF Product Design Award, Germany, the Roscoe Award, USA, the IAI AWARD Green Design Global Award and the IAI Awards, Shanghai, China.


The Triennale of Milan dedicated an entire anthology to his 30-years professional career, from the beginning to the sustainable present, in 2013. On April 25th 2015, Fondazione Marconi and Marconi Institute for Creativity conferred the Marconi Award for Creativity to Massimo Iosa Ghini in recognition of his creativity skills.


In 2017 he was appointed as “Ambassador of Italian Design” on occasion of the Italian Design Day, promoted by Farnesina for the promotion of Italian and Italian lifestyle.