BORN IN MILAN, ITALY, STUDIED ARCHITECTURE IN MILAN
AND VENICE. PRESIDENT OF VIGNELLI ASSOCIATES, NEW YORK.
His work includes graphic and corporate identity programs, publication designs, packaging, architectural graphics, exhibition, interior, furniture, and consumer product designs for leading American and European companies and institutions.
Mr. Vignelli’s work has been published and exhibited throughout
the world and entered in the permanent collections of several museums.
He is a past president of the Alliance Graphique Internationale
and the American Institute of Graphic Arts (AIGA), and a vice president
of The Architectural League of New York.
A major exhibition of Vignelli Associates’ work toured Europe’s
most important museums between 1989 and 1993.
Mr. Vignelli is the recipient of many important international awards,
seven Honorary Doctorates in Fine Arts; the 1982 Art Directors Club Hall
of Fame; the 1983 AIGA Gold Medal; and the 1985 USA President’s
Design Excellence Award. In 1996 he received the Honorary Royal
Designer for Industry Award from the Royal Society of Arts, London.
Lella and Massimo Vignelli received the 2003 National Design Award
for Lifetime Achievement, and in 2005 received the Architecture Award
from the American Academy of Arts and Letters.