Lella and Massimo Vignelli
"I like design to be semantically correct, syntactically consistent, and pragmatically understandable. I like it to be visually powerful, intellectually elegant, and above all timeless." - Massimo Vignelli ... Read more
Massimo (1931) and Lella (1934) Vignelli both studied architecture before founding the Vignelli Office of Design and Architecture in 1960. In 1971 they established Vignelli Associates, a vehicle for focusing on projects that incorporated their industrial, furniture and graphic design talents. Their diverse portfolio includes corporate identity work for IBM, American Airlines, and Bloomingdales as well as signage for the New York Subway system and Washington, D.C.
Within the interior designing industry, the coulpe had the opportunity to collaborate with various internationally known manufacturers such as Formica, Arteluce, Milus and Poltrona Frau, among others. In 1967, the Vignelli Studio got what Massimo Vignelli once described as "the most exciting, rewarding" assignment of his career. Bobby Cadwallader retained Massimo Vignelli to create a new graphics program for Knoll, and additionally two furniture designs to the Knoll Portfolio.
In 2003, the couple received the prestigious Lifetime Achievement Award from the Cooper-Hewitt National Design Museum.Read more
Lella and Massimo Vignelli Furniture Designs
Handkerchief Stacking Chair is high density with tablet, ganging mechanism and dolly.
Paperclip Cafe Table's molded polyurethane edge enables it to handle heavy use while appearing visually light.
CEO Cube Meeting and Conference Table features tops in Pelle Frau leather or veneered in Canaletto Walnut.
CEO Cube Desk with cable management is upholstered in leather. Offers two storage drawers and filing drawer.
CEO Cube cassettiera, low cabinet and small cabinet. Suitable for high level executive offices.