Massimo Iosa Ghini

Massimo Iosa Ghini was born in 1959. He studied architecture in Florence and graduated from the Polytechnic Institute in Milan. Since 1985 he took part in the avant-garde movements of the Italian design, creating illustrations, objects and interiors for the Bolidism group, which he founded; he belonged to the Memphis group with Ettore Sottsass. During this period, he opened the Studio Iosa Ghini Associati starting as an Architect and Designer.
Since then, he has been designing collections of objects and developing art direction for the best companies of Italian and International Design with a recognised style.
As an architect, his professional development has focused on architecture design, cultural and commercial venues and shop chains created all over the world.
He gives conferences and lectures in various Universites, including the Polytechnic Institute in Milan, the Domus Academy, the University La Sapienza in Rome, the Elisava School of Design in Barcelona, the Design Fachhochschule in Cologne and the Hochschule fur Angewandte Kunst in Vienna. Above all, he also represents Italian Design in various international symposiums. He has been professor since 2007 at the MBA of the Alma Graduate School in Bologna; since 2008 he is also adjunct Professor at the School of Design Polytechnic in Hong Kong. His works are exhibited in various museums and private international collections. He received important recognition including the Roscoe Award in U.S.A. (1988) and in 1989, in Osaka, he received the Keys to the City. Three of his works have received prizes: the Good Design Award from the Chicago Atheneum in 2001 and 2004, and the Red Dot Award in 2003.

The Iosa Ghini Associati studio has offices in Bologna, Italy, in an ancient fourteenthcentury palace and in Milan, and it has a staff of about thirty people.
Since 1986 it works in the field of design and architecture with the goal to pass on its international experience to a selected group of customers. Over the years, it has gained extensive experience in developing projects for major commercial groups, such as Ferrari, Gruppo Percassi, Italian Post, Seat Pagine Gialle and various Italian telephone companies.
Among its architectural projects, there is the work done in Miami (USA) to design a covered square surrounded by commercial spaces, developing the theme of a showroom for elite cars. For the Expo 2000, the studio was also commissioned by Ustra to design the main underground station in Hanover.
The Studio was charged to conceive and design airport areas and VIP rooms for Alitalia. Presently, after the restyling of the New York Palace Hotel in Budapest, the Studio Iosa Ghini has again been charged, by Boscolo group, with the restyling of the Atlantic Hotel in Nice. The work for the private company W.P. Lavori in Corso Spa, Italy, is in progress for the realisation of a polyfunctional building, with commercial and residential areas, and an office building.

Recently, the Studio was invited to participate in the bidding for a new congress area for the Company G.D. Italy, as the exhibition seat for the Foundation Casa Natale Enzo Ferrari, Maserati Museum in Modena, the museum “Museo della Città” in Bologna and the Campidoglio Two in Rome.

CARPETS BY Massimo Iosa Ghini