Design is One: Lella and Massimo Vignelli
Among the world’s most influential designers, Italian-born Lella and Massimo Vignelli have created signage and maps for New York’s subway, the interior of Saint Peter’s Church at Citicorp Center, Venini lamps, Heller dinnerware and furniture for Poltrona Frau. In 1965 Massimo brought the Helvetica typeface to the U.S. They have also designed corporate identity programs for Knoll International, Bloomingdales, Saks Fifth Avenue, Ford and American Airlines. For over 40 years their work has earned worldwide respect and numerous national and international awards. The film, featuring commentary by architects Richard Meier and Peter Eisenman and graphic designers Milton Glaser, Michael Bierut and Jessica Helfand, enters the Vignellis’ world, capturing their intelligence and creativity, as well as their humanity, warmth and humor. Directed by Kathy Brew and Roberto Guerra.