The Valentine Typewriter – Ettore Sottsass for Olivetti 1960’s

March 21, 2009

Mr. Ettore Sottsass (Image: New York Times)

Mr. Ettore Sottsass (Image: New York Times)

An amazing example of an aesthetically pleasing piece of office equipment from the “Pop Era”, the Valentine Typewriter was designed by Ettore Sottsass for Olivetti in the 1960’s.  The images below are from Ebay.

'Ettore Sottsass: Work in Progress', Design Museum, London.

'Ettore Sottsass: Work in Progress', Design Museum, London.

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4 Responses to “The Valentine Typewriter – Ettore Sottsass for Olivetti 1960’s”

  1. I love that typewriter!
    I had a lovely workshop with Mr. Sottsass in Aspen, Colorado in the late 1980’s.

    • didi said

      Hi.
      I’m looking for some photo of International Design Conference Aspen 1989, expecially of the place, the conference and mr. zanotta. Do you rememeber something, newspaper, tv station…
      Thanks
      didi

  2. Mr. Peacock,

    That’s incredible! It must have been a pleasure to work with Mr. Sottsass. Did he have this typewriter in the workshop?

  3. Ava said

    hi, i’m an undergraduate student in Taiwan,
    Thank you so much for providing so many fine informations on line, it must took you a lot of time collecting all of them!

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