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Praise for Kathy Brew and Roberto Guerra's DESIGN IS ONE

"LINEAR GENIUS, BOLD AND TRANSFORMATIVE. This smart, information-rich film includes perceptive visual details...and is enlivened by the charm of the intelligent, eccentric couple at its heart." - Miriam Bale, The New York Times

"In New York City, at almost every turn we’re graced with the indelibly crisp, iconic imagery of Italian-born design duo Lella and Massimo Vignelli. Their influence is everywhere, and yet their focus has always been on the work rather than themselves. Filmmakers Kathy Brew and Roberto Guerra, another collaborating couple, set out to change that. Their enthralling documentary goes beyond the duo’s epic portfolio to reveal the intimate dynamic of their long-lived partnership." - Michelle Memran, Vanity Fair

"You may never have heard of them, but Massimo and Lella Vignelli are an almost daily influence in modern lives, especially if you live in New York. The joyously symbiotic First Couple of modern design is featured in this sprightly, informative doc which may very well change the way city folk see everything around them.  An impressive array of professional constituents like Richard Meier, Milton Glaser and Steven Heller weigh in. 'Design Is One' is a cheerful, inspiringly upbeat exploration of the duo’s dauntingly chic yet somehow warmly welcoming world, and the innumerable other worlds they have created."
- David Noh, Film Journal

"An affectionate documentary guided by the same principles championed by its subjects, Design Is One: Lella & Massimo Vignelli takes an efficient, minimalist approach to portraying the careers of the Vignellis, two of the world's most influential and important designers." - Nick Schager, The Dissolve

"A love letter about modern design and the Vignelli couple's 50-year marriage." -The Atlantic

"To leave an indelible impact on a whole nation of people is an accomplishment perhaps no other husband and wife team can claim... the film capture(s) the often humorous and always insightful wisdom of design's first couple." - Dwell