February 27, March 1 & March 2
more info: ybca.org
more info: home.byu.edu
more info: cia.edu
December 18 – 22
more info: webster.edu/filmseries
December 6 – 12
more info: gatewayfilmcenter.com
more info: denverartmuseum.org
November 26 & December 1
more info: metrocinema.org
more info: blog.mfacomdes.com
more info: thefilmbarphx.com
November 14 – November 17
more info: southernscreen.org
more info: mica.edu
November 13 – November 17
more info: kwfilmfest.com
November 11 – November 15
more info: 2013.buildconf.com
more info: experimentadesign.pt
more info: ccasantafe.org
more info: honoluludesigncenter.com
October 31 – November 8
more info: space538.org
more info: princesscinemas.com
more info: themoviehouse.net
October 22, 23, & 27
I’ve organised the Dutch premiere of Design is One as part of the 2013 Dutch Design Week in Eindhoven and screened the film in Amsterdam as well. The audience in both cities truly enjoyed the film and left the screenings clearly inspired by the Vignelli’s approach to design, their joyful creativity and their enthusiasm for life and beauty.
– Christian Pazzaglia – film programmer Plaza Futura (Eindhoven) and Rialto (Amsterdam)
October 20, 27 & Nov 3
more info: symphonyspace.org
October 11 – EXTENDED SECOND WEEK
Opening on Friday, October 11th at the IFC Theater in NYC
more info: ifccenter.com
“Design team Lella and Massimo Vignelli are a perfect documentary subject. They’re stunning to look at and create beautiful things, and the dynamic between them is charming.” Susan G. Cole, Now Toronto (read article: nowtoronto.com)
October 8 & 12
more info: hollywoodtheatre.org
more info: loftcinema.com
September 27 & October 3
Part of Taiwan Designers Week
more info: aghfilmfest.com
more info: artdes.monash.edu
more info: atlanticfilm.com
July 19 & Jul 22
Screenings at 8pm, Co-Presented by Northwest Film Forum and AIGA/Seattle.
* July 19 screening preceded by ByDesign opening night reception
Kathy Brew and Roberto Guerra’s Design is One so wonderfully captures the honesty and authenticity that drives Lella and Massimo Vignelli’s holistic approach to their work and relationship. It is difficult to stay true to your design philosophies and methodologies, especially as the world becomes more complicated. The Vignelli’s so gracefully share the importance of values, vision, timeless design, and the trust of loving partnerships and relationships… Design is One.
– Cameron Campbell, ARCADE Board of Trustees, Communication Strategist Teague
A beautiful insight to a heartwarming relationship. Not only between Lella and Massimo, but the dedication to their craft. It was incredibly inspiring to see the rhythm between them, the pace of their process, and their ongoing passion for design. We left feeling excited, encouraged, and with the desire to fill our lives with creative passion.
– Sallyann Corn, Co-founder fruitsuper design, Chapter Chair IDSA NW
June 16, 2013
Giants on Reel – Interview with the U Press – view article
An elegantly produced film charting the partnership of the Vignellis and their dedication to fight ugliness with good design. I thoroughly enjoyed every moment of the film and commend the directors for embarking on this important documentation of one of the greatest designers alive today. We are very proud to have the film included at A Design Film Festival 2013 in Singapore and look forward to future productions from Kathy and Roberto.
– Felix Ng, Festival Director, A Design Film Festival
DESIGN IS ONE has been selected as one of the ten feature films that will compete at the 9th edition of Biografilm Festival for the International Category, Chosen from 400 documentaries proposed by 40 different countries.
We had a SKYPE Q & A with Massimo Vignelli the other day after our first screening at Biografilm Festival in Bologna. Here’s a screen shot from the screening there in Italy.
April 16, 2013
Savannah College of Art and Design will host SCAD Style 2013, the university’s nationally recognized annual signature style-and-design event, April 15-19, at the SCAD Museum of Art and other locations in downtown Savannah, and at SCAD Atlanta.
Programming for SCAD Style 2013 includes lectures, panels, film screenings, workshops, exhibitions and book signings featuring world-renowned artists, designers and industry professionals, and highlights several SCAD programs of study including fashion, interior design, industrial design and architecture. All events take place at SCAD Atlanta, 1600 Peachtree St., NE.
A screening of the documentary, “Design Is One: Lella and Massimo Vignelli,” about the couple considered to be among the world’s most influential designers. The duo’s achievements in industrial, graphic, product and furniture design, including New York’s subway signage and maps, and identity programs for Bloomingdales, Saks Fifth Avenue, Inc., Ford Motor Co. and American Airlines, have earned them international acclaim and will be highlighted. The screening will be followed by a panel discussion with Kathy Brew and Roberto Guerra, the film’s directors.
This film is about Lella and Massimo Vignelli’s love and enthusiasm for ‘good design’ which is evident in their life journeys as designers. Everyone who has met Lella and Massimo knows that their designs and their lives are ‘one’ and the same, and this film is a testament to that unity. Good design. Good lives. Very good film.
– Henry Hongmin Kim, Associate Chair, SCAD Graphic Design (Savannah College of Art and Design) | Creative Director, Pyrrha Studio
The film, Design is One, brilliantly documents the modernist design endeavors of the Vignellis and their lifetime passion for design. Throughout the film, it becomes clear that their design solutions are based on fundamental design principles, aesthetics, functionality and common sense. The film also reveals the Vignelli’s humanness and sense of humor. My favorite scenes are Massimo’s explanation of the Heller coffee cup design and the interaction between Massimo and Lella in their kitchen while preparing the spaghetti lunch. All designers (including graphic, interior, furniture, industrial and product) as well as all architects should see this enlightening film.
– Barry Roseman, Professor of Graphic Design | Savannah College of Art and Design (Atlanta campus)
March 15, 2013
A Washington, DC International Design Festival Free Public Program
Presented with the Italian Cultural Institute and Apartment Zero, and in collaboration with the exhibition, “The Next Wave: Industrial Design Innovation in the 21st Century” and The Washington, DC International Design Festival. Introduced by Douglas Burton, Apartment Zero. Discussion with filmmakers Kathy Brew and Roberto Guerra, moderated by Michele Giacalone, Public Relations Officer, Italian Cultural Institute, follows screening. Artisphere, Dome Theatre 1101 Wilson Blvd., Arlington, Va.
The film was AMAZING!!! The crowd was way past capacity..what a great turnout.I normally cannot stay focused on design films because I am immersed in design all day and every day…but I found the film to be well paced, intriguing, incredibly entertaining and well edited…kudos for such a wonderful movie!
– Douglas Burton, Director of the Washington DC International Design Festival and owner of Apartment Zero
The audience loved the film — and found the post screening discussion very engaging.
– Georgina Owen, Associate Director
Environmental Film Festival in the Nation’s Capital
February 6, 2013
The SCAD Museum of Art and the School of Communication Arts present the newly released documentary, “Design Is One: Lella and Massimo Vignelli,” directed by Kathy Brew and Roberto Guerra. Italian-born Lella and Vignelli are among the world’s most influential designers and have defined contemporary design in an elegant and transformative way. The film screening is free and open to SCAD students, faculty, staff and museum members. scadmoa.org
The screening went very well! We had several of our faculty from graphic design, illustration and advertising design lead a panel discussion following. The students were so impressed with the Vignellis’ achievements and noted some generational differences in the design process. They contrasted contemporary designers’ computer-driven digital media with the Vignellis’ clean and simple style. As a result, our students see the need to develop their own signature style to achieve success in their careers. What a wonderful resource for our students!
– Kimberly Shreve | Managing Director | SCAD Museum of Art
October 18, 2012 and October 21,2012
ARCHITECTURE & DESIGN FILM FESTIVAL RETURNS TO NEW YORK CITY
Now in its fourth season, the acclaimed Architecture & Design Film Festival returns to Tribeca Cinemas October 18 – 21, 2012. The four-day festival includes a diverse line-up of more than twenty-five films from eleven countries, accompanied by lively discussions with filmmakers, architects, designers and industry leaders. Tickets go on sale October 1st at the Tribeca Cinema’s box office and at adfilmfest.com
We were thrilled to have Design is One as the opening night film for the Architecture & Design Film Festival. It’s more than an amazing design story; it’s a beautiful love story. A love of products, graphics, architecture and of each other.
– Kyle Bergman, AIA Founder and Festival Director