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Wed 28.5.

Massimo Vignelli dies at 83

Posted by Walter Phillips on 28.05.2014 - Tagged as: , , , ,

Metafora by Lella & Massimo Vignelli for martinelli luce

Metafora table by Lella & Massimo Vignelli for martinelli luce

The death of multidisciplinary design legend Massimo Vignelli, responsible for such enduring projects as New York’s subway signage system and the American Airlines visual identity, comes as sad news for the international A&D community.

 

 

CEO Cube desk by Lella & Massimo Vignelli for Poltrona Frau

CEO Cube desk by Lella & Massimo Vignelli for Poltrona Frau

Architect-trained Vignelli ploughed a consistently modernist furrow in his work, which was characterised by clarity and a carefully honed simplicity, yet never at the expense of humanity.

 

Intervista armchair by Lella & Massimo Vignelli for Poltrona Frau

Intervista armchair by Lella & Massimo Vignelli for Poltrona Frau

It’s fair to say that his iconic graphic work has come, in part, to eclipse his unique furniture designs, which is why we’ve taken this opportunity to present some of his remarkable pieces.

 

Serenissimo desk by David Law, Lella & Massimo Vignelli for Acerbis

Serenissimo desk by David Law, Lella & Massimo Vignelli for Acerbis

Massimo, we salute you.

 

Paperclip Table by Lella & Massimo Vignelli for Knoll International

Paperclip Table by Lella & Massimo Vignelli for Knoll International

 

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