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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

This is a poster from United States. It is dated 1967 and we acquired it in 2009. Gift of Lella and Massimo Vignelli. This object is currently resting in our storage facility ZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZ

Its medium is

offset lithograph on white wove paper

Its dimensions are

81.3 x 120.7 cm (32 x 47 1/2 in.)

This object was designed by Massimo Vignelli

This object was donated by Lella Vignelli and Massimo Vignelli

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<ref name=CH>{{cite web |url=http://collection.cooperhewitt.org/objects/18734823/ |title=Poster, "Knoll International", 1967 |author=Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum |accessdate=24 October 2014 |publisher=Smithsonian Institution}}</ref>

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