Designers and artists Massimo Vignelli (Italian, 1931-2014) and Lella Vignelli (Italian, 1934-2016) had a lifelong collaborative working relationship. Associated with the modernist tradition, the Vignellis commonly used simplistic and geometric forms within their work. Massimo Vignelli began his professional career in Design when he studied architecture at the Politecnico di Milano and the Universita di Architettura in Venice. They worked in many different design fields, including interior, graphic, environmental, furniture, and product Design. The Vignellis moved to New York in 1966 to lead the New York branch of Unimark International, a large design firm that is responsible for many renowned corporate images, such as American Airlines, New York City subway, and the Washington D.C. metro. Together, they founded Vignelli Associates, through which they worked with clients such as IBM, Bloomingdales, and Knoll. In 2008, Massimo and Lella Vignelli donated the entire archive of their design work to Rochester Institute of Technology. The archive is housed in a new building designed by Lella and Massimo Vignelli, The Vignelli Center For Design Studies.
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