Vignelli Center
for Design Studies
College of Imaging Arts and Sciences
Rochester Institute of Technology

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Rochester Skyline

Rochester Skyline



Simone Circle, RIT Campus

Simone Circle, RIT Campus



The Vignelli Center’s two Benetton Galleries display artifacts from the archives, and are open to the public. There is no charge to visit the Vignelli Center. A tour or appointment is not required to visit the galleries, however, guided tours (including a visit into the archives) are available by appointment.


For more information please call (585)475-2839


To study or view artifacts in the Vignelli Archive, Please contact Jennifer Whitlock, Vignelli Center Archivist at


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Guided tours of the Vignelli Center for Design Studies are available by appointment. Information about Massimo and Lella Vignelli and their world-class design as well as a behind-the-scene look into the Vignelli Archives is part of the tour.


For tours, please phone in advance of desired date to (585) 475-2839


Vignelli Exhibits in Benetton Galleries


Massimo Vignelli designed the branding program for United Colors of Benetton in Italy.

At the time the Vignelli Center was being developed at RIT, Massimo’s friend, Luciano Benetton generously donated funds for two exhibit galleries at the Vignelli Center for Design Studies.


The Benetton Galleries exhibit the design of Massimo and Lella Vignelli (Graphic, Product, and Furniture.) and are open to the public whenever the adjacent University Gallery is open.


Should you want to visit the Benetton Galleries,

please call the University Gallery for available hours at 585-475-2404.


The Rochester Institute of Technology campus is located in Henrietta, New York, a suburb south of the city of Rochester. When visiting the Vignelli Center for Design Studies proceed through the main campus entrance to the information booth.  Directions, including parking information, to the Center will be provided. The Vignelli Center is located adjacent to the James Booth Building (Building 7.) Visitors should proceed through the University Gallery, west to the Benetton Gallery, which features an extensive showing of the graphic and product design of Massimo and Lella Vignelli. Then move up the stairway to a second Benetton Gallery which exhibits exclusively Vignelli-designed furniture.