Design Is One: Lella & Massimo Vignelli

Director Kathy Brew & Roberto Guerra
Genre Documentary
Runtime 79 minutes
Supplier Mosquito Productions & East Village Entertainment, LLC
Festivals/Awards Official Selection - IDFA 2013
Release Date In theatres on October 11, 2013


Italian-born Massimo and Lella Vignelli are among the world's most influential designers. Throughout their long career, their motto has been, 'If you can't find it, design it.' The work covers such a broad spectrum that one could say the Vignellis are known by everybody, even those who don't know their names. From graphics to interiors to products and corporate identities, the film brings us into the work and everyday moments of the Vignellis' world, capturing their intelligence and creativity, as well as their humanity, warmth, and humor.

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Press & Articles

“The Vignellis, Benevolent Dictators of Design” - The New York Times

““Design is One”: A Vignelli Documentary Launches the Architecture and Design Film Festival” - Blouin

“Architecture Film Fest Kicks Off In Style With Massimo And Lella Vignelli” - Socializarq

“ Reel Appeal beautifully curated Singapore film festival is one to watch...” -

Design Is One: Lella & Massimo Vignelli

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In Theatres Now

Apr.18-24, 2014 Vancouver, BC Vancity Theatre
May 4, 2014 Winnipeg, MA Winnipeg Film Group Cinematheque
Mar.22 & 28, 2015 Montreal, QC Festival International du Film sur l'Art
Sept.15, 2013 Halifax, NS Atlantic Film Festival
Sept.24, 2013 Hamilton, ON Art Gallery of Hamilton World Film Festival
Oct.11-15,17-20,24-25,30, 2013 Toronto, ON Bloor Hot Docs Cinema
Oct.28, 2013 Waterloo, ON Princess Cinema
Nov.26, Dec.1, 2013 Edmonton, AB Metro Cinema
Mar.6-8, 2015 Salt Spring Island, BC Salt Spring Documentary Film Festival

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