Design USA: Contemporary Innovation

LELLA & MASSIMO VIGNELLI

Heller Compact Stacking Dinnerware, 1964. Lella & Massimo Vignelli.
LIFETIME ACHIEVEMENT, 2003

Lella (Italian, b. 1934) and Massimo Vignelli (Italian, b. 1931) started their practice in Milan in 1960 and co-founded Vignelli Associates in New York in 1971. Their spare, elegant, and timeless work in graphic, interior, product, and exhibition design has brought them international recognition and numerous honors. Their notable projects include New York’s and Washington’s subway signage and maps; the interior of St. Peter’s Church at Citicorp Center; Venini lamps; and identity programs for Knoll International, Bloomingdales, Saks Fifth Avenue, and American Airlines.

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