Lella Vignelli

General Information

Occupation: Architect and Designer

Date of Birth: January 01, 1934

Birth City: Udine

Birth Country: Italy

Resident City: New York City

Sources: www.vignelli.com ; Doering, Erika, Rachel Sivitzky, and Rebecca Welz. Goddess in the Details: Product Design by Women: an Exhibition Organized by the Association of Women Industrial Designers and the Department of Exhibitions At Pratt Institute. New York City: Association of Women Industrial Designers, 1994.



Employer: Skidmore, Owings & Merrill

Title: Junior designer in the Interiors Department

City: Chicago

State: Illinois

Country: United States

Notes: http://www.vignelli.com/vignelli/awards/lella.pdf

Employer: Vignelli Office of Design and Architecture

Title: Partner

City: Milan

Country: Italy

Start Date: January 01, 1960

Notes: Lella Vignelli specialized in interiors, furniture, products, and exhibition design, working on projects for major European companies and institutions.

Employer: Vignelli Associates

Title: Executive Vice President, Chief Officer

City: New York City

Start Date: January 01, 1971

Notes: Vignelli Designs is the branch of their organization involved in product and furniture design.

Employer: Vignelli Designs

Title: President

Start Date: January 01, 1978



No apprenticeships on record


Name: Industrial Arts Medal

Description: by the American Institute of Architects

Date Received: January 01, 1973

Name: Honorary Doctorate

Description: from the Parsons School of Design

Date Received: January 01, 1982

Name: Gold Medal

Description: from the American Institute of Graphic Arts

Date Received: January 01, 1983

Name: Honorary Doctorate

Description: Corcoran School of Art

Date Received: January 01, 1994

Name: Brooklyn Museum Design Award

Description: Lifetime Achievement

Date Received: January 01, 1995

Name: National Lifetime Achievement Award

Description: National Museum of Design at Cooper-Hewitt

Date Received: January 01, 2003

Name: Visionary Award

Description: Museum of Art and Design, New York

Date Received: January 01, 2004

Name: Architecture Award

Description: American Academy of Arts ad Letters

Date Received: January 01, 2005


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Notable Projects

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Institution: University of Venice

Department: School of Architecture

Degree: BA Architecture

Institution: Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Department: School Of Architecture

Start Date: January 01, 1958

Notes: Tuition Fellowship as a special student


No licenses on record

Professional Affiliations

No affiliations on record

Publications By

Title: Vignelli From A to Z

Publication: Book

Publisher: Images Publishing Group Pty. Ltd.

Date Published: October 25, 2007

Url: http://www.amazon.ca/Vignelli-Z-Lella/dp/1864701765

Title: Lella and Massimo Vignelli: Design is One

Publisher: The Images Publishing Group Pty Ltd

Date Published: January 01, 2004

Url: http://www.amazon.com/Lella-Massimo-Vignelli-Design-One/dp/B000VV4YDC/ref=sr_1_3?ie=UTF8&s=books&qid=1211467155&sr=1-3

Publications About

Title: Women in Design a contemporary view

Author: Liz McQuiston

Publication: Book

Page: 126

Publisher: Rizzoli

City: New York City

Title: Lella and Massimo Vignelli (International Graphic Design)

Author: Images Publishing Group

Publisher: Images Publishing Dist A/c

Date Published: July 06, 2006

Url: http://www.amazon.com/Massimo-Vignelli-International-Graphic-Design/dp/1920744525/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&s=books&qid=1211467155&sr=1-1

Title: Goddess in the Details: product design by women

Author: Erika Doering, Rachel Sivitzky, Rebecca Welz

Publisher: Association of Women Industrial Designers (AWID)

City: New York City

Date Published: January 01, 1994