Poster, "Knoll International", 1967
Offset lithograph on white wove paper. Gift of Lella and Massimo Vignelli. 2009-42-1.
- Designed by Massimo Vignelli
What is this?
On a white ground, overlapping transparent colorful letters: Knoll. Upper section in black ink, text: Knoll Internation.
Why is this in our collection?
Massimo and Lella Vignelli are among the most influential designers of the 20th century. Their elegant modernist aesthetic has been expressed in furniture, tabletop wares, exhibitions, interiors and, above all, graphic design. In The Vignelli Canon (2009), Massimo outlines his design parameters as: timelessness, discipline, clarity, intellectual elegance, economy of means, and structure. Vignelli believes that posters retain their value as a vital aspect of corporate identity in spite of the proliferation of other media. His monumental poster for Knoll International (1967), which uses transparent and overlapping letters, exemplifies his crisp, bold design approach and underscores Knoll’s identity through... more