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.
On 2015, one of his retail concepts, KIKO MILANO, wins in the BEST RETAIL GLOBAL EXPANSION category at MAPIC 2014. 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” in occasion of Italian Design Day, an event sponsored by Farnesina which aims to promote Italian design in the world.