“Massimo Iosa Ghini: From Memphis to Miami” showcased Italian architect and designer Massimo Iosa Ghini’s prolific 30-year career in the fields of design, architecture, illustration work, cultural installations, and industrial design. From his work in the avant-garde Memphis Milano movement until today, the rarely solo exhibition commissioned by CMC Group’s Brickell Flatiron tower transformed the YoungArts Jewel Box on November 30th at 6:30pm for a 180-minute temporary installation during ABMB 2016 with a curated collection of limited edition pieces, sketches, drawings, videos and visuals by the renowned designer. Among the 140 people that attended, notable guests included: Massimo Iosa Ghini, Ugo Colombo (Founder and Developer, CMC), Veronica Cervera (Cervera Real Estate), Vanessa Grout (President, CMC Real Estate), and Carolina García Jayaram (President & CEO, National Young Arts Foundation).
The exhibition coincided with Iosa Ghini’s newest Miami design project and first foray into the world of U.S. luxury real estate as the designer behind the interior spaces at Brickell Flatiron – a new 64-story luxury condominium tower being developed in downtown Miami. On the inside of the slender glass tower, which is slated for completion in 2019, Iosa Ghini created a seamless design by combining the fluid aesthetics of the exterior with the interior, with glass screens, onyx and ivory marble finishing, lighting and backlighting effects, along with blond and brown metal details. His idea to combine fine and rich furnishings with raw and natural energy-saving materials is a refreshing turn for the Miami skyline.