RIT is home to the Vignelli Center for Design Studies, part archives, part museum and part hub for design education, dialogue and inspiration. The Vignelli Center is committed to preserving the history of design through collecting the archives of designers, historians, educators, collectors, filmmakers and others who document design’s past.
With a collection of over 500,000 artifacts, the Vignelli Center is home to entire professional archives of renowned designers Massimo and Lella Vignelli, including two floors of galleries highlighting the Vignellis’ work which is open to the public. In addition to the Vignelli archives, the Vignelli Center has thousands of artifacts by numerous 20th- and 21st-century designers that are available for research, education and creative inspiration.
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