Massimo Iosa Ghini

Designing a beautiful world if beautiful is what one wants.
​Sustainability and creativity


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Today he is considered one of the best known Italian architects and designers on the international scene of project.
Since 1985 he takes part in the avant-garde of Italian architecture and design: he founded the cultural movement Bolidism and joined the Memphis group of Ettore Sottsass.
Since 1989 he began collaborating internationally; in the same year he held his first exhibition at the Inspiration Gallery in the Axis Building, Tokyo, and in Osaka he was given the “Freedom of the City”.
In 1990 he opened the Iosa Ghini Associates, which nowadays operates in Milan, Bologna, Moscow and Miami, designing for main international groups and developers.
He is involved with the design of residential, commercial and museum spaces, cultural installations, areas and structures dedicated to public transport and with the design of retail chain stores.
His best known products are designed for leading Italian and international companies such as Moroso, Cassina, Poltrona Frau, Snaidero, iGuzzini, Fiam, Barausse, Zumtobel, Duravit, Leucos, Silhouette, Yamagiwa.
Among the main interior and architectural projects, the developing of the worldwide chain of Ferrari Store and Kiko Store, IBM Software Executive Briefing Center (EBC), Seat Yellow Pages and Capital Group headquarters, Giorgio Morandi House Museum, Kröpcke Metro Station in Hanover, the interiors and apartments, currently under construction, of Brickell Flatiron’s building in Miami and the People Mover transportation infrastructure in progress in Bologna.
He was professor at La Sapienza University in Rome, the Design Fachhochschule in Cologne, the Alma Graduate School of Bologna; since 2008 he has been Adjunct Professor at the Polytechnic of Hong Kong, and currently at the Department of Architecture, University of Ferrara.
Many products are exhibited in several international museums and private collections, they received important awards and mentions including the Roscoe Award, USA, the Compasso D’Oro ADI, the Good Design Award by the Chicago Athenaeum, the IAI Green Design Award, China, the iF Product Design Award and the Red Dot Award, Germany.
A solo exhibition on his 30-years career, from the beginning to the sustainable present, has been dedicated by the Triennale di Milano, in 2013, and by the Bologna Modern Art Museum, MAMbo in 2014.
In 2015, Fondazione Marconi and Marconi Institute for Creativity awarded him the Marconi Award for Creativity in recognition of his creativity skills.