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Considered as one of the most prominent Italian architects and designers in the international world of design, MASSIMO IOSA GHINI (Bologna, 1959) contributed in the 1980s to the innovative action carried out by design avant-gardes, by establishing the cultural movement Bolidism and by taking part in Ettore Sottsass’ Memphis group. In 1990 he opened the Iosa Ghini Associati firm, which now operates in Milan, Bologna, Moscow and Miami, developing projects for large international groups and developers and dealing with the design of residential, commercial and museum architectural spaces, areas and facilities for public transportation, as well as with retail projects for international groups. In product and furniture design, he works with the most significant brands, such as Cassina, Duravit, Fiam, iGuzzini, Moroso, Poltrona Frau, Silhouette, Snaidero, Yamagiwa and Zumtobel. Among his main interior design and architectural projects there are the worldwide development of the chains of Ferrari Stores and Kiko Stores, the IBM Software Executive Briefing Center (EBC), the Capital Group headquarters in Moscow, Casa Museo Giorgio Morandi in Bologna, the Kröpcke underground station in Hannover, his partnership with the Chef Express Cremonini Group for highways and airports and his ongoing projects for the construction of the Brickell Flatiron residential building in Miami and of the People Mover in Bologna. He was a professor at the La Sapienza University in Rome; since 2008 he has been an adjunct professor at Hong Kong Technical University; he currently teaches at the architecture department of the University of Ferrara. Many products designed by him are part of various museum collections and have received acknowledgements and mentions, among which the Good Design Award of the Chicago Athenaeum and the Roscoe Award, the IAI Green Design Award (China), the iF Product Design Award and the Red Dot Award.

Iosa Ghini was selected by Luca Zevi, curator of the Italian Pavillion at Venice Architecture Biennale 2012, for the exhibition “Architetture del Made in Italy” with the project “Seat Pagine Gialle” (Turin).

In 2013 the Triennale di Milan dedicated an entire anthological exhibition to him “From the Beginnings to a Sustainable Today”. In 2015 his Kiko Milan retail concept won the Best Retail Global Expansion at Mapic 2014; Fondazione Guglielmo Marconi presented him with the Marconi Award for Creativity.

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.

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