Lella Vignelli – Designer (August 13, 1934, Udine – December 22, 2016, New York)
Elena Valle, known as Lella Vignelli, studied architecture at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) in Cambridge from 1955 to 1958. Upon returning to Italy, she graduated as an architect from the University of Venice in 1962.
In 1957 she married Massimo Vignelli, whom she met during his student stage. In 1960, they created the Lella and Massimo Vignelli Office of Design and Architecture in Milan, specializing in office accessories, home products, furniture and graphic material. Among her clients we find Pirelli and Olivetti.
In 1965, the Vignelli moved to Chicago and founded the company Unimark International (1965-71), specializing in corporate graphics, which included clients such as American Airlines, Ford, Knoll, Bloomingdales, and Saks Fifth Avenue.
In 1971, the couple moved to New York and established Vignelli Designs, which in 1978 was renamed Vignelli Associates. They worked together until Massimo Vigneli’s death in May 2014.
The Vignelli are responsible for bringing contemporary Italian design to the United States. Her designs have a balanced, elegant and simple aesthetic.
In 2008, the couple donated the entirety of their design archive Rochester Institute of Technology, New York, which has been on display since 2010 in a building designed by the couple: the Vignelli Center for Design Studies.
For NARAN-HO Design, the creativity and style of Lella Vignelli inspires us and allows us to incorporate elements into our services such as graphic design, branding + branding, web design, etc. In this way, we are satisfying the needs of our clients. If you need help, contact us.
“We like design to be visually powerful, intellectually elegant, and above all, timeless”
“If you do it right, it will last forever. It’s as simple as that”