MASSIMO IOSA GHINI
Massimo Iosa Ghini (Bologna, 1959) is an Italian architect and graduate of the Polytechnic of Milan. Since 1985 he is part of the Memphis group with Ettore Sottsass and mantains a strong presence within the avant-garde of Italian design as one of the founders of the Bolidist movement.
His professional development as an architect is strongly tied to product design, architectural and museum planning, public transport delineation, as well as the design of retail chains all over the world. Massimo Iosa Ghini developed 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 mentions, including the Compasso D’Oro Award ADI as well as several other prizes such as the Good Design Award by the Chicago Athenaeum, the Red Dot Award, the iF Product Design Award in Germany, the Roscoe Award in the United States, the IAI AWARD Green Design Global Award and the IAI Awards in Shanghai, China.
In 2013 La Triennale di Milano, the most esteemed institution of Italian design, dedicated an entire anthology to the first 30-years of his professional career, from his beginnings to the current stance on sustainability, followed one year later by another exhibition hosted by the Bologna Modern Art Museum, MAMbo.