This 1926 Royal typewriter is INCREDIBLE! I love the “Alligator Red” finish. I’m usually a bigger fan of the Olivetti machines, but this one is too pretty to pass up.

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Mr. Mario Bellini (Image:

Mr. Mario Bellini (Image: http://www.vitra.com)

I’ve been on a huge Olivetti kick lately.  I found this amazing Logos 55 calculator which was designed by Mr. Mario Bellini in the late 1960’s for Olivetti on Ebay.  I love the wedge shape and the use of blue and orange color pops behind the keys.  This is space age design at it’s best.

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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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