Vignelli Furniture August 2021

Vignelli Furniture

"We design furniture either because we cannot find in the marketplace what we need for a specific use, or because we are asked by a furniture manufacturer to design something for them. In the first instance, we select the materials; in the second, we articulate the manufacturer’s resources, be they wood, plastic, leather, marble, or others. The manufacturer establishes certain parameters related to his market position and we work within or beyond them, trying to solve the problem at hand according to our interpretation of it." – Lella and Massimo Vignelli

Explore the Vignellis’ furniture designs through their own words, from the lacquered Saratoga sofa in 1964 to the custom stacking chair for NYC restaurant SD26 in 2009 in our online exhibition.

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