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American Decorative Arts
Designer: Lella Vignelli, American, born Italy, 1934–2016
Designer: Massimo Vignelli, American, born Italy, 1931–2014
Manufacturer: Heller Designs, Incorporated, American, founded 1971

Five “Max 2” cups and saucers in box

designed 1970, introduced 1971

Orange melamine, corrugated cardboard

Cup and saucer: 3 × 4 5/16 × 3 1/4in. (7.62 × 11 × 8.255 cm)
Saucer diam.: 5 9/16in. (14.1 cm)
box: 8 1/2 × 8 1/2 × 5 1/8in. (21.59 × 21.59 × 13.018 cm)
Gift of Patricia E. Kane, Ph.D. 1987, and W. Scott Braznell, ArtA. 1967
Made in Italy
On view*
American and Italian
20th century
Containers - Plastic

White elephant sale, Sea Fair, Annisquam, Massachusetts, 23 July 2005, by purchase to W. Scott Braznell and Patricia E. Kane.


“Acquisitions, July 1, 2005–June 30, 2006,” Yale University Art Gallery Bulletin (2006): 211.

John Stuart Gordon, “Oggetti per eleganza: The Silver of Leila Vignelli and San Lorenzo,” Yale University Art Gallery Bulletin (2018): 22–23, fig. 3.

Note: This electronic record was created from historic documentation that does not necessarily reflect the Yale University Art Gallery’s complete or current knowledge about the object. Review and updating of such records is ongoing.