Monday, 20 February 2012

Olivetti Design - Exhibition Floor Talk

Olivetti design was centre stage today at the Design Institute of Australia Design Gallery with a floor talk by PhD researcher Ian Wong. To coincide with the exhibition 'my valentine' the floor talk focussed on the corporate approach to design at Olivetti and in particular the design practice involved in products like the ETP55. Students studying industrial design in Victoria at RMIT University in the 1980s adopted many of the techniques from ex Olivetti designer Dario de Diana. Mr Wong also compared recent work at Apple Design, showing an image of the current iMac keyboard, with the various keyboard designs on the classic Olivetti typewriters in the exhibition.

'my valentine' exhibition at the Design Gallery - Design Institute of Australia.

Curator Ian Wong presents a floor talk on 'Olivetti Design' at the Design Gallery.

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