Steelcase Inc. advertisment from a 1963 issue of Forbes Magazine

Steelcase Inc. advertisement from a 1963 issue of Forbes Magazine (Image: Flickr)

Back when smoking was allowed (and encouraged) in the workplace, Steelcase Inc. released this promotional Zippo lighter to advertise it’s modern office furniture.  I love the original Zippo box and the artwork on the lighter is phenomenal!  I found this on Ebay.

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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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Secretaries of the Past

March 3, 2009

These old photographs of secretaries are amazing!  I saved these such a long time ago and forgot to post them.   Daniela sent me a few of these, but I can’t remember where I found the others.

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I love

I love the old typewriter