Founded in 2010, The Vignelli Center for Design Studies is part archives, part museum, and part hub for design education, dialogue, and inspiration. The Vignelli Center is committed to preserving the history of design through collecting the archives of designers, historians, educators, collectors, filmmakers, and others who document design’s past.
With a collection of over 500,000 artifacts, the Vignelli Center is home to entire professional archives of the renown designers Massimo and Lella Vignelli, including two floors of galleries highlighting the Vignellis work which is open to the public. In addition to the Vignelli archives, the Vignelli Center has 1000s of artifacts by numerous 20th and 21st century designers which are available for research, education, and creative inspiration.
The Vignelli Center has vibrant public programming which includes the Design Conversations lecture series, exhibitions, and other events which spark engagement with the field of design and its past, present and future.