vignellicenter: Saint Peter’s Church

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Saint Peter’s Church “a total design concept”

From the Saint Peter’s Church website:

Commenting on the Saint Peter’s Church project, David Revere McFadden (Curator of Decorative Arts at the Cooper-Hewitt Museum, New York) writes, “Interior design has long been a core activity for the Vignellis, bringing together Lella’s European architectural training and her unique perception of form and color with Massimo’s disciplined and ordered spatial sensibility, based on surface texture, light, and refined proportions. Their work is highlighted by exceptional commissions, including the interior and furnishings of Saint Peter’s Church in Manhattan, a project that revealed the rational poetry of the Vignelli’s approach to a highly charged symbolic space.”

We recently acquired one of the pews complete with the needlepoint cushions. On Tuesday April 14th our Design Conversations speaker, Pastor Jared Stahler of Saint Peter’s Church, will talk about “Life at the Intersection: Church Meets Vignelli.” We are discovering even more Saint Peter’s design process materials in the archives. Stay tuned!

Sketches and yarn samples for Saint Peter’s Church pew cushions
Portfolio S7, Massimo and Lella Vignelli papers
Vignelli Center for Design Studies
Rochester, New York

Saint Peter’s Church pew with needlepoint cushions
60” x 23” x 32 1/2″
Massimo and Lella Vignelli papers
Vignelli Center for Design Studies
Rochester, New York