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Film screening: Design Is One

  • COST

    $12 ($8, BSA Members and Friends of BSA Space)

Explore the creative universe of Lella and Massimo Vignelli, two of the most influential and well-known designers of all times. With interviews from luminaries in the world of design—from architects Richard Meier and Peter Eisenman to graphic designers Milton Glaser, Michael Bierut, and Jessica Helfand—this film takes the viewer into the Vignellis’ world, capturing their intelligence and creativity as well as their humanity, warmth, and humor.

This screening will be held at 6:00 pm on Friday, January 8, at BSA Space (290 Congress Street, Boston) and is the fourth film in the 2015–2016 BSA Space Film Series documenting some of the ways that architecture and design can engage communities, inspire vision, and provoke change. Complimentary refreshments and popcorn will be served. All proceeds from the series support the BSA Foundation.


Adhering to the self-proclaimed motto, “If you can’t find it, design it,” their achievements in industrial and product design; graphic and publication design; corporate identity; architectural graphics; and exhibition, interior, and furniture design have earned worldwide respect and numerous international awards for more than 40 years.

After Massimo brought the Helvetica typeface to America in 1965, he and Lella moved on to a diverse array of projects, including New York City’s subway signage and maps; the interior of Saint Peter’s Church at Citicorp Center in New York City; Venini lamps; Heller dinnerware; furniture for Poltrona Frau; and branding for Knoll International, Bloomingdale’s, Saks Fifth Avenue, Ford, and American Airlines.

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