Massimo Vignelli’s iconic dinnerware won the prestigious Compasso d’Oro Award in 1964 and, in 1971, became the first product made by a company called Heller, now an international furniture manufacturer responsible for introducing the Bellini Chair®, Frank Gehry outdoor furniture and other icons of modern design. Heller Dinnerware was an instant classic, and because it’s still made using the same molds, a set bought today will blend seamlessly with vintage pieces. Heller Rainbow Mugs (1974) are made of thick, durable BPA-free polymer. They can be used for hot and cold beverages and are dishwasher and microwave safe. This multicolored set includes purple, blue, green, pink, orange and yellow mugs. Made in U.S.A.
On April 6, 2013, The Wall Street Journal reported the return of these technicolor mugs, calling them “ideal for brightening up Sunday mornings.”
H 4.25" Diameter 3.25" (Diameter with Handle 4.5")
Massimo and Lella Vignelli ITALY (1931–2014, 1934–)
Massimo and Lella Vignelli were raised and educated in Italy, but they made their most significant contributions to design while working and living in the United States, where their work is seen daily by millions of subway riders and Bloomingdale's shoppers.
They were born just 90 miles apart in Northern Italy, Lella in Udine into a family of architects, and Massimo in Milan, where he developed a fascination early on for the city's architecture. They met while studying architecture at the University of Venice and married in 1957. Both went on to further study and work in the United States and they founded Vignelli Associates in 1972. Read more >