"In product design, form and function are totally integrated; neither one follows the other. All materials have their nature; some are malleable like glass or steel, whereas some, like marble, are not. With some you can obtain precise details as with plastics; with others like pottery and china, you cannot. But all materials either reflect or absorb light according to the finish of the surface. Light is the master of form. Light defines the contour of objects, distinguishes hard and soft, transparent and opaque." – Lella and Massimo Vignelli
Explore the product designs by designers Lella and Massimo Vignelli through their own words, including innovative stacking plastic dishes in the 1960s to modernist watches in the 2000s in our online exhibition.
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