Vignelli Center
for Design Studies
Rochester Institute of Technology

Vignelli-Designed: Casigliani Kyoto Dish Sets Now Available at RIT Shop



Massimo and Lella Vignelli designed the Kyoto Set of melamine dishes in 1979 for Casigliani, the iconic Italian design manufacturer. The Vignelli’s concept was to make a “clean pile of dirty dishes” at the end of a meal. All leftovers and flatware slide into the deep dish, one plate on top of the other, covered by a small dish at the top of the pile, and left on the table.


Massimo and Lella donated the last available new/old Casigliani dishes in their original boxes, made in Italy in 1979, to the Vignelli Center for Design Studies. The mission is to raise funds to engage guest designers and speakers to further the commitment to excellence in design education via The Vignelli Center for Design Studies at RIT.


A rare opportunity to own this iconic design! Call the Shop for set(s) availability.