Vignelli Design

Homage to the design legacy of Massimo and Lella Vignelli. Curated by Rakesh Rachamalla.

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Heller mugs. Clear edition.

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Heller mugs. Clear edition.

The computer is like a pencil. It is just a tool. The pencil is a submissive tool. Leave it there and the pencil is totally dead. It doesn’t offer anything; you have to guide it. But the computer is a seductive tool. It offers you incredible options, but your work can become a total disaster if you don’t have an idea to begin with.

Black has class. It’s the best color. There is no other color that is better than black. There are many others that are appropriate and happy, but those colors belong on flowers. Black is a color that is man-made. It is really a projection of the brain. It is a mind color. It is intangible. It is practical. It works 24 hours a day. In the morning or afternoon, you can dress in tweed, but in the evening, you look like a professor who escaped from college. Everything else has connotations that are different, but black is good for everything. My house is covered in black. This sofa’s black. The chair is black.

— From a 2007 Interview featured on Design Observer

Massimo Vignelli’s Desk

My desk is very square and strong. It’s very important to have a place where your work is in synch with yourself…I love the desk and the desk loves me.

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Massimo Vignelli’s Desk

My desk is very square and strong. It’s very important to have a place where your work is in synch with yourself…I love the desk and the desk loves me.

Lella Vignelli, painted by Jessica Helfand.

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Lella Vignelli, painted by Jessica Helfand.

Massimo Vignelli, painted by Jessica Helfand.

3 years ago →
Massimo Vignelli, painted by Jessica Helfand.