Casigliani Kyoto Red Dish Set

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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! Call the Shop for set(s) availability.

Product Details
  • Made in Italy

  • New/old stock - 1979 - No longer in production

  • Original boxes

  • Melamine

  • 4 Dinner Dishes - 12" dia

  • 4 Medium Bowls - 7.25" dia x 1.5" h

  • 4 Small Dishes - 7.25" dia

  • 1 Serving Bowl - 7.25 dia x 3.75" h

  • 6 Cups + Saucers - cup - 3.75 dia x 3.75" h



About the Artist

Designer and artist Massimo Vignelli (Italian, b.1931) was born in Milan, Italy. He is associated with the modernist tradition, as he commonly uses simplistic and geometric forms within his work. Vignelli began his professional career in Design when he studied architecture at the Politecnico di Milano and the Universita di Architettura in Venice. He worked in many different Design fields, including interior, graphic, environmental, furniture, and product Design. He 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. He founded Vignelli Associates, through which he has 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.