Future Design Embassy at Vignelli Center for Design Studies

Vignelli Center for Design Studies, College of Art and Design, RIT, New York

The Vignelli Center for Design Studies is a hub of research, education, and creative inspiration that houses over 750,000 artifacts across all fields of design. Iconic works by Lella and Massimo Vignelli are featured at the heart of our collection and their legacy forms the foundation of design excellence and innovation that the Vignelli Center celebrates today.

Opening hours

Access is through RIT’s University Gallery. Please visit their website or contact by phone (585) 475-2866 or email universitygallery@rit.edu for gallery hours.



73 Lomb Memorial Drive
Rochester, NY 14623-5608


Tayo Oke

Industrial Design MFA student

“Designers must be exposed to diverse cultural ecosystems, in order to learn new techniques. As design students, we are encouraged to approach the design process with openness and attentiveness to our

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Zaheer Shujayee

Industrial Design MFA Student

Hi, I’m Zaheer, I am an Industrial Designer from Pittsburg California and the Rochester Institute of Technology. I specialize in products geared towards personal wellness and satisfaction. I believe in a

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Embassy team

Josh Owen


Josh Owen is the Vignelli Distinguished Professor of Design and the Director of the Vignelli Center for Design Studies at RIT. Prior to this, Owen directed the Industrial Design Department in

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Project management
Sebastian Goldschmidtböing
Josh Owen
Ambassadors Folkwang University of the Arts, Essen, GER
Ambassadors Vignelli Center for Design Studies RIT, Rochester, USA
Zaheer Shujayee