Metropolitan Museum of Art, Vignelli Glass Carafe
This glass carafe was reproduced from the original carafe in The Met collection. The renowned modernists Massimo Vignelli (American, b. Italy, 1931–2014) and Lella Vignelli (American, b. Italy, 1934–2016) count among the world's most influential and prolific post-World War II designers.
The couple first conceived this glassware in 1979 as part of a larger design commission for an Italian hotel chain. The Vignellis' graceful, lightweight design is masterful in its geometric simplicity; rounded ribs catch and reflect light, bringing an inviting and celebratory sparkle to the glass.