About the DesignerLella & Massimo Vignelli
Designers Lella and Massimo needed casual furniture for their home near Sorrento. To satisfy this need, they designed a multi-purpose indoor-outdoor grouping ideal for home, hospitality and office environments. With your choice of three different colors, this sleek cube made of rotation molded polymer will make for a chic accent piece for your home or office. This cube definitely conveys your affinity for modern style.
Lella and Massimo Vignelli are among the world's most influential designers. They have brought clarity and coherence to countless projects. Their work is in the permanent collections of museums worldwide, including MoMA, the Metropolitan Museum of Art, and the Cooper-Hewitt Museum. Throughout the years they have help shape corporate identity and provided assistance with publications and product design for Knoll, Cinxsno, Xerox, Perugina, Heller, RAI television and IBM. In 2003 they received the National Design Lifetime Achievement award.
Debuting in 2008, the Botanist Blank Canvas project features the original, limited-edition Collections of eight designers. Each designer began with a blank Botanist end table, cocktail table and bench and then imprinted them with a unique design. Not only are these pieces eco-friendly, durable and stunning, they also give back: a portion of the sale of every product in the Blank Canvas series goes to a charity of the designer's choice. This bench features a design of typesetting lines by Massimo and Lella Vignelli, a prolific design duo who won the National Lifetime Achievement Award from the Cooper-Hewett Museum in 2003. Designers Massimo and Lella Vignelli on the Lines Series: What was your inspiration?
"We decided to take the three basic ways of setting type as a reference (for us only), that are: flash left (for the long bench) Centered (for the middle one) and justified (for the table) so we played the usual interaction between design fields... We were not interested in flowery patterns, so the lines were natural for us. That was our inspiration..." Why is it important for you to give back?
"For the last 25 years, RIT has been collecting archives of the best modernist graphic designers of the last century and they really use this material for teaching, so the students learn, about History, Theory and Criticism, directly from the archive material. Really a rare opportunity that no other Institutions share. RIT is expanding their collecting policy to include some product design and our Archive will be the first to cover the whole field of Design. Worldwide, it is quite rare to find an Archive Center for Design Studies that is well organized, always open to the students and scholars. The Vignelli Center for Design Studies at the RIT will be an alive place, to support the education of the designers of the next generations." This Design Benefits:
A percentage of the sale of the Lines Bench goes to Rochester Institute of Technology, a university in New York that provides technology-based educational programs for personal and professional development. Designed by:
Massimo and Lella Vignelli Features:
Note: This quality item is custom made for your order. Unfortunately, this means that orders cannot be cancelled or returned once placed, so please call our trained staff with any questions you may have prior to ordering - we will ensure that you get exactly what you need.
- Botanist Lines collection
- Limited-edition Lines design
- Made of corrosion-resistant aluminum
- With UV and weather-resistant, solvent-free powder coat
- Surface mount security feet included
- Contract grade, residential or commercial use
- Indoor or outdoor use
- Rust resistant and great for pool use