Design is One (Sold Out)

  • June 23, 2014 · 8:00 PM
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Wellington screening of 'Design is One – Lella & Massimo Vignelli', a documentary film by Kathy Brew and Roberto Guerra.

Tickets available here: http://eventfinder.co.nz/2014/design-is-one/wellington

Two of the world’s most influential designers, Lella and Massimo Vignelli’s work covers such a broad spectrum that one could say they are known by everyone, even by those who don’t know their names. Adhering to 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 over 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’s subway signage and maps; the interior of Saint Peter’s Church at Citicorp Center; Venini lamps; Heller dinnerware; furniture for Poltrona Frau; and branding for Knoll International, Bloomingdales, Saks Fifth Avenue, Ford and American Airlines.

Luminaries from the world of design – from architects Richard Meier and Peter Eisenman to graphic designers Milton Glaser, Michael Bierut, and Jessica Helfand – bring us into the Vignellis’ world, capturing their intelligence and creativity, as well as their humanity, warmth, and humor.

Happily presented by Design Cinema & Design Assembly. Screening time is 86mins.

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  • Courtney F.

    Super stoked I went along to this screening as well as the drinks before. Great people, great company and highly recommended movie. Thanks Dave :)

    1 · June 24

  • Carol M

    Sorry to have missed this, i didn't get a ticket in time :( and also didn't get to change my rsvp. It sounds good though glad it was good for others, I'll remember to get in early for the next one. Cheers.

    June 24

  • Adele J.

    What a good night! Strangely variable sound on the film though - and those close ups on nasal hair were a bit distracting.

    1 · June 24

  • joydegeus

    I agree with you about the classic, and what they stand for could be considered dogmatic and conservative, but it also has a safe assured feeling of consistency that comes with a culture that has had a long 'classic' history of style-so different to NZ. Not that nz'ers do not have something else to contribute!
    Thanks again, for giving us something to think about, Dave.

    1 · June 24

  • Sue H.

    Brilliant. 5 stars. Looking forward to the next one.

    1 · June 24

  • Dave K.

    Well, I really enjoyed this film (despite the crap audio, dodgy transitions and camera work favouring extreme close ups) because Massimo was lovely. I know the word classic gets thrown around a lot, but I'm personally not a fan of much of their work that was shown. It was a story of charisma though, a charming insight into the Vignelli's world.
    Big thanks to Guy for hosting and to all of you who turned up for the show... and also lovely to see good numbers at the pub beforehand too!

    2 · June 23

  • Dave K.

    Just heading to the Southern Cross now. Hopefully see some of you there. I'll try and sit near the doors and I've a small design cinema logo printed out for the table.

    June 23

  • Dave K.

    Hi all. Tonight's screening is sold out, so if you've purchased a ticket on eventfinder you're all good.
    If for whatever reason you have a ticket but can't make it along, post a comment here on the event page so others can take up any spares :)

    June 23

  • joydegeus

    so are there still tickets left or not? and what time at the southern cross?

    June 22

    • Dave K.

      All sold out, Joy, so no remaining door sales. You can always try to twist the arm of those with tickets? (Southern Cross from 6:30pm for those who fancy chat and a drink before the film)

      June 22

  • Jane

    Can I come?

    June 21

    • Dave K.

      If you bought a ticket (or can wrangle a ticket off of someone who did) ... Otherwise it's sold out, sorry.

      June 22

  • Dave K.

    All sold out. Nice one.

    1 · June 20

    • Dave K.

      Hey Kate. While we've sold out a couple of days early, there wasn't enough early demand to warrant a second screening here. We had a pencil booking for Tuesday in case, but had to pass on it last week. There will be a screening in Christchurch on the 8th of July, but that probably doesn't help you. :(

      June 20

    • Kate R.

      Exciting for Christchurch though! :)

      June 20

  • Dave K.

    Hey everyone.
    Just a note to make sure you've bought your tickets for Monday (RSVPing here does not guarantee you a seat).
    http://eventfinder.co.nz/2014/design-is-one/wellington
    There are currently only 15 seats left for this screening!

    On a side note, fancy some casual pre screening drinks at the Southern Cross beforehand?

    2 · June 19

  • Samson

    Loved the last film I'm sure this one will be awesome too.

    2 · May 13, 2014

  • Courtney F.

    Can't wait!

    1 · May 13, 2014

  • Dave K.

    It's the first screening of this film in Wellington, and I'm hearing good things about the content.
    Just to repeat the link to tickets ...
    http://www.eventfinder.co.nz/2014/design-is-one/wellington

    1 · May 13, 2014

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