Wined & Vignelli Designed

Wined & Vignelli Designed shared artifacts that demonstrate Massimo and Lella Vignellis’ process of designing for dining. The Vignells have designed tableware for many clients, including Palio restaurant, CIGA Hotels, Heller, Sasaki, 21 Club and SD26. Their designs for dining include cookware, glasses, goblets, mugs, plates, platters, vases, flatware, bakeware, and butter dishes.

A selection of artifacts from this event are now on display in the Level 4 Archival Storage Space.

Vignelli Center for Design Studies: Wined & Vignelli Designed


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Pittsford High School Students Study Unigrid

Graphic Design II students in Maribeth Curran’s Graphic Design classes at Pittsford Mendon High School and Pittsford Sutherland High School (Rochester, remedy New York) are designing a series of brochures for Rochester-area landmarks and points of interest. To design a system of brochures, drug students studied Massimo and Lella Vignellis’ Unigrid and applied its principles to their work.

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Design: Vignelli Exhibition

Design: Vignelli is an ongoing exhibition at Vignelli Center for Design Studies that showcases the iconic work of Massimo and Lella Vignelli.

In this exhibition, located on both the 2nd and 3rd level Benetton Galleries in the Vignelli Center, visitors will see the Vignellis’ “Design is One” philosophy first-hand through their range of work. “Design is One” refers to the idea that “The discipline of Design is one and can be applied to many different subjects, regardless of style.” Vignelli Canon

Posters, visual identity systems, public works such as transportation graphics, diagrams and National Parks System publications, packaging, books, magazines, newspapers, catalogs and a range of product design are displayed in the Benetton Gallery, Level 2. Clients and organizations included in this gallery are American Airlines, United Colors of Benetton, Heller, Knoll, Audubon Society, New York MTA and Bloomingdales.

A selection of furniture designed by Massimo and Lella Vignelli is displayed in the Benetton Gallery, Level 3. A presentation of interiors and exhibition design is also currently screening in this space.

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Benetton Gallery, Level 2


Benetton Gallery, Level 3 

Guided tours of this exhibition with Vignelli Center staff are available by appointment. These tours will give visitors in-depth information about the Vignellis and their work as well as behind-the-scenes access to the archives storage and rare design artifacts. Individuals and groups are welcome.

To schedule a tour contact Katie Nix,
Vignelli Center Associate

The Vignelli Center for Design Studies is located on the campus of Rochester Institute of Technology in Rochester, New York. The Center is accessible through the University Gallery in Booth Hall.

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