Coffee for Mr. Bodoni

How does it feel to be still designing after all these years?

Lella: He still gets excited over phone calls. There’s a chance to try out something new.

What about Emigre?

Massimo: I hate them.

I spent half a day with the Vignellis. It was quite an experience having conversations with the design legends about Emigre, Rudy Vanderlands, Knoll, Modernists, Richard Meier, Steven Holl, Tadao Ando, Baragan, KPF, Zaha Hadid, Norman Foster, Rem Koolhaas, Identity, Fletcher, Michael Beirut, Pentagram, AIGA, Phillippe Starck, Helvetica, Akzidenz Grotesk, Garamond, globalization, culture, territory, New York, Herman Zapf, Adrian Frutiger, Universe, Filosofia and Bodoni.

It was educational, inspiring and thought-provoking.

I can’t stop admiring how the Vignellis argue over thoughts on design. Soulmates in design, soulmates in life. What a beautiful relationship.

I feel greatly honoured to be able to buy a cup of coffee, for the real Mr. Bodoni.