MAMbo, Museo d'Arte Moderna di Bologna (the Museum of Modern Art in Bologna), is holding a monographic exhibition of the work of Massimo Iosa Ghini.
The exhibition, with Iris Ceramica as main sponsor, is divided into five sections, five theme areas looking back over the well-known architect and designer's career, from his early days in the '80s to his most recent projects.
The first section, Disegnare(Drawing), focuses on the beginnings of his career and features a number of drawings that Massimo Iosa Ghini produced for Frigidaire, Alter Linus, Vanity Fashion Magazine, styles for Ferré and Krizia and illustrations for WP Lavori in Corso.
The exhibition then continues with Innovare (Innovate), a section focusing on items which have risen to the status of manifestos (the Numero Uno armchair, the Otello chair and the Newtone sofa, as well as the Dinamic collection) representing avant-garde movements in design, the foundation of the Bolidismo group and collaboration with the Memphis group and Ettore Sottsass, up to the architect's most recent designs.
Parlare con il mondo (Talking to the world), the third section, focuses on designs and interiors which Massimo Iosa Ghini produced for prominent international corporations.
In parallel, Interpretare la quintessenza italiana (Interpreting what it means to be Italian), the fourth section, documents his work in collaboration with important Italian groups of international significance, such as Iris Ceramica, the main sponsor of the event.
Sostenibile ma bello, oggi, (Sustainable but beautiful, now) is the last section in the exhibition, focuses on more recent design projects and products in which the themes of sustainability and saving energy are combined with the capacity for technical and stylistic innovation of Italian industry.
Title: Massimo Iosa Ghini ' monographic exhibition
Dates: 23/09/2014 – 19/10/2014
Location: MAMbo ' Museo d'Arte Moderna di Bologna (Museum of Modern Art in Bologna), Italy