Massimo Vignelli (1931-2014): visually powerful, intellectually elegant, above all timeless

Massimo Vignelli passed away on May 27th, aged 83. Working with his wife Lella, Massimo Vignelli designed some of the most well-known logos and objects of our era: Ford, Lancia, IBM, American Airlines, Knoll or Bloomingdale's logos (this latter was made internationally famous thanks to the "brown bags"), the NY subway map, iconic plastic dinnerware for Heller or chairs for Knoll... Massimo and Lella Vignelli, co-founder of Vignelli Associates, spent decades designing packaging, furniture, interiors, products, transportation & architectural graphics, magazines and books, corporate identity. One of their most famous mottos? "We like design to visually powerful, intellectually elegant, above all timeless". Timeless, indeed.

Daphna Laurens & Raw Color, Cirkel Collection Graphics

Designer Daphna Laurens turned her Cirkel collection (circular-shaped mirrors and furniture that were partly inspired by the works of László Moholy-Nagy) into posters, with the help of fellow designers Raw Color. La designer Daphna Laurens a décliné sa collection Cirkel (miroirs et meubles aux formes circulaires, inspirés des oeuvres de László Moholy-Nagy) en posters, dont elle a confié la réalisation aux designers de Raw Color.

Ceci n’est pas une chaise : Tom Frencken, Eindhoven

Tom Frencken est un jeune designer néerlandais, et une quasi anomalie dans le paysage du design local puisque non issu de l'Eindhoven Academy, mais diplômé en 2007 de la Katholieke Hogeschool de Mechelen, connue pour son "Centre for sustainable design".