Massimo Vignelli, USA (1965)
Massimo Vignelli studied architecture in Milan and Venice. President of Vignelli Associates, New York. 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 AGI and the 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. Vignelli is the recipient of many important national and international awards: seven honorary doctorates in fi ne arts; the 1982 ADC Hall of Fame; the 1983 AIGA Gold Medal; and the 1985 US 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.