Macchina da scrivere: Ettore Sottsass and Olivetti - Typewriters are hybrids, combining elements of both tools and machines. Ettore Sottsass put a stop to all that with his designs for Olivetti: the “Tekne” and “Praxis models.
Sottsas had a successful career producing industrial designs for the mainstream corporation Olivetti. Everything from typewriters and computers to office landscapes. His 1969 Valentine typewriter is still to this day an iconic product.
Ettore Sottsass Valentine typewriter for Olivetti Complete and well kept Ettore Sottsass. Valentine typewriter for Olivetti, ABS plastic and other materials, x x cm. 'Ettore Sottsass: Work in Progress', Design Museum, London.