The history and practice of Industrial Design in Victoria Australia is my research interest and this blog include posts related to this interest as well as my practice as a designer and design educator.
Friday, 2 September 2011
Valentine - Olivetti collection
The Olivetti Valentine typewriter is a design classic. The distinctive red case caught my eye as this one sat on the floor of an antique shop in Williamstown twenty years ago. The paper price tag tied on with string said $25.00. My Olivetti collection, now numbering 37 typewriters and calculators started that day.
Design classic, the Olivetti valentine typewriter by Ettore Sottsass and Perry King.