Architect Massimo Iosa Ghini (Bologna, 1959) is a graduate of Milan’s Politecnico university. As the founder of the Bolidismo movement, he has been at the forefront of Italian design since 1985, and is also a member of the Memphis group founded by Ettore Sottsass. His professional development has seen him work in fields ranging from product design for top international design firms, to architectural planning for commercial projects and museums, the design of public transport spaces and structures, and the design of retail chains the world over. Iosa Ghini’s design and architecture projects have earned major prizes and plaudits, including the Good Design Award by the Chicago Athenaeum, the Red Dot Award and the iF Product Design Award in Germany, the Roscoe Award in the U.S.A., an honourable mention in the ADI Compasso D’Oro awards in Italy, the IAI AWARD Green Design Global Award and the IAI Awards in Shanghai, China.
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