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Italian designer Lella Vignelli dies at 82

Italy - Dec 29, 2016 - 16:57   4967 views

Lella Vignelli, a designer who, with her husband, Massimo Vignelli, introduced a spare, elegant style to a wide range of products and corporate brands, attracting an international clientele, died on Dec. 22 at her home in Manhattan. She was 82.

The cause was dementia, her son, Luca, said.

Ms. Vignelli, an architect by training, brought a three-dimensional imagination to her husband’s graphic-design sensibility. Together, they were a two-person design army with a shared aesthetic — sleek and intelligent — that appealed to clients eager to express a new identity or to develop products with bold, modernist lines.....Continue Reading

Their firm Vignelli Associates' works include graphic and corporate identity programmes, publication designs, packaging, architectural graphics, exhibitions, interiors, furniture and consumer product designs for many leading US and European companies and institutions.

Top image: Massimo and Lella Vignelli at Design Indaba

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