|Massimo Iosa Ghini|
He was one of the founders of the Bolidismo group and collaborated with the Memphis Group, founded by Ettore Sottsass.
In 1982 his designs were published in various periodicals, including Frigidaire in Milan, Alter Linus in Rome and Vanity. In that same year he was made a consultant for Italian public television (RAI), designing sets and graphics for films and television shows.
In 1989 he began collaborating with the Japanese lighting company Yamagiwa, in Osaka, and in the same year was honored with the keys to the city. Also in 1989, he held his first show, at the Inspiration Gallery, in the Axis Building in Tokyo. In 1990 he opened Iosa Ghini Associati, with offices in Milan and Bologna.
His areas are architectural design, commercial and cultural installations and chain stores. He is also active in the theoretical aspects of the profession, participating in congresses, conferences and seminars on architecture and design. Among his most important installations is the one realized in 1988 at the Georges Pompidou Center, in Paris.
His designs are in numerous museum collections and have won various awards, among which the Roscoe Award (U.S.A.),1988; the Good Design Award, 2001, 2004, 2009, 2010 and 2011 from the Chicago Athenaeum; the Red Hot Award in 2003; the iF Product Design Award in 2011 and the IAI AWARD Green Design Global Award (Shanghai, China) in 2011. One of his designs was featured in the Italian Pavilion show “Architecture of Made in Italy” at the XIII International Architecture Exhibition of the Venice Biennial.