Architect Massimo Iosa Ghini is considered to be an “all round” intellectual, as well as one of the most important Italian professionals on the international stage. In his vision of “transversal” design, conceived for a society in constant evolution, product design and architectural project are integrated and enrich each other.
The collaboration between Gruppo Ceramiche Ricchetti and Massimo Iosa Ghini went public in 2016, at Cersaie, with the presentation of the first two exclusive collections. For the Group, this was the starting point for other exceptional projects with an international flavour – expressing the best of Italian design, and aiming for world leadership in the sector.
Massimo Iosa Ghini
Considered one of the most prominent Italian architects and designers on the international design scene, MASSIMO IOSA GHINI (Bologna, 1959) participated in the Eighties in the innovative activities of the design avant-garde, founding the cultural movement of Bolidismo and participating in the Memphis group of Ettore Sottsass. In 1990 he opened the studio Iosa Ghini Associates, which now operates in Milan, Bologna, Moscow and Miami, developing projects for large groups and international developers and designing residential, commercial and museum architectural spaces, cultural installations, areas and facilities dedicated to public transport, and retail projects for international groups.
In the area of product and furniture design he works with the most famous names, such as Moroso, Cassina, Poltrona Frau, Snaidero, iGuzzini, Fiam, Zumtobel, Duravit, Silhouette and Yamagiwa. His major works of interior design and architecture include the worldwide development of the Ferrari Store and Kiko Store chains, IBM Software Executive Briefing Center (EBC), the headquarters of Capital Group in Moscow, Casa Museo Giorgio Morandi in Bologna, the Kröpcke metro station in Hanover, the collaboration with the Cremonini Group Chef Express for motorway and airport areas and projects under construction of the Brickell Flatiron residential building in Miami and the People Mover in Bologna. He has taught at the University La Sapienza of Rome; since 2008 he has been Adjunct Professor at the Polytechnic of Hong Kong; currently he teaches in the Department of Architecture, University of Ferrara. Many of the products designed by him are in various museum collections and have received awards and commendations, including the Good Design Award from the Chicago Athenaeum and the Roscoe Award, USA, the IAI Green Design Award, China, the iF Product Design Award and the Red Dot Award, Germany.
The Milan Triennial in 2013 dedicated an anthological exhibition to his work “From the beginnings to the sustainable present”. In 2015, the retail concept Kiko Milano, won the Best Retail Global Expansion award at MAPIC 2014; the Guglielmo Marconi Foundation awarded him the Marconi Award for Creativity.