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Massimo Vignelli

1956

Colore: Grey/Milk-white

Misure: Ø 9,84" H 12,99" - 1 x max E27 100W

Tecnica di lavorazione: Canes and Filigree

Codice: 895.10

Author

Massimo Vignelli

Italian designer Massimo Vignelli, born in Milan January 10, 1931.
During his long career Massimo Vignelli has been involved in several branches of design; his production ranges from graphic design to the product and the design of exhibitions. Starting in the sixties was one of the main architects of the renewal of the international graphic, mainly through the dissemination of modernist methodology by Unimark International. He studied architecture at the Milan Polytechnic and at the University IUAV of Venice; begins to take care of the graphic design of newspapers, books and packaging, away from architecture to get closer to design. At the end of 1964 he moved permanently to the United States; This period begins to take shape the idea of ​​an international study, an idea that will become reality under the name of Unimark International. Guide the implementation of various projects, including the visual identity projects for American Airlines, Ford and the famous signs for the subway in New York City. Vignelli leave Unimark and in 1971, together with his wife Lella, based in New York Vignelli Associates.

He collaborates with VENINI and produces blown glass lamps. The Lamps are now on display in various museums of Art.

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Technique

Canes and Filigree

The Cane is a circular glass element. It can be thick and full whet employed to obtain the “Murrine”, multicolored (transparent and opaque) or monochrome. The smallest cane is called “Cannetta” (little cane). The cane employed to obtain the Filigree can be linear transparent with a colored glass filaments inside, or twisted. There is the “reticello” Filigree with a delicate drawing inside, the “ritortoli” Filigree with some filaments that create a spiral drawing. The latter is also known as “zanfirico” (from Antonio Sanguirico, an antique dealer). The canes are melted together and then blown in order to obtain a unique object. The works realized with this technique are very precious
due to the difficulty of manufacturing.