Vignelli, Lella and Massimo
Husband and wife team Lella and Massimo Vignelli are among the world’s most influential designers. The pair brought clarity and coherence to countless projects, and their work is in permanent collections at museums worldwide, including MoMA, the Metropolitan Museum of Art, and the Cooper-Hewitt Museum. They have also collaborated on myriad projects incorporating their industrial, furniture, and graphic design talents, working with Heller, Cinxsno, Xerox, Perugina, RAI television and IBM. Their New York firm, Vignelli Associates, applies a Modernist aesthetic to each assignment, polishing each artifact to a glossy finish that reflects clarity, beauty, and functionality.
In the 1970s, the pair served as graphic and advertising design consultants to Knoll during the. Vignelli once described the Knoll assignment as "the most exciting, rewarding" of his professional career. Their design work provided the foundation for all basic communication needs, including stationery, business cards, stickers, tags, boxes, brochures and four-color ads for trade magazines and publications like The New Yorker, Vogue and Fortune.
In 2003, Lella and Massimo Vignelli received the prestigious Lifetime Achievement Award from the Cooper-Hewitt National Design Museum.