Casigliani Kyoto Ivory Dish Set

Massimo and Lella Vignelli designed the Kyoto Set of melamine dishes in 1979 for Casigliani, the iconic Italian design manufacturer. The Vignelli's concept was to make a "clean pile of dirty dishes" at the end of a meal. All leftovers and flatware slide into the deep dish, one plate on top of the other, covered by a small dish at the top of the pile, and left on the table.

Massimo and Lella donated the last available new/old Casigliani dishes in their original boxes, made in Italy in 1979, to the Vignelli Center for Design Studies. The mission is to raise funds to engage guest designers and speakers to further the commitment to excellence in design education via The Vignelli Center for Design Studies at RIT. 

A rare opportunity to own this iconic design! 

Product Details
  • Made in Italy

  • New/old stock - 1979

  • Original boxes

  • Melamine

  • 4 Dinner Dishes

  • 4 Medium Dishes

  • 4 Small Dishes

  • 1 Serving Bowl

  • 6 Cups + Saucers


About the Artist
Rochester Institute of Technology

The Vignelli Center for Design Studies leads through practice and programs in the interpretation of quality design. We strive to inspire widespread recognition of how the artifacts we collect, preserve and understand broaden and enrich life. We do so as stewards of the legacy of Massimo and Lella Vignelli, who valued excellence, creativity and innovation.

Massimo and Lella Vignelli were committed to a generous and important initiative at RIT. As world-class designers with over fifty years of combined career success, the Vignellis always made education a high priority. As a result of their close collaboration with RIT and its design faculty and administration, RIT has established the Vignelli Center for Design Studies.