Olivetti WHITE Valentine - Portable Typewriter & Original Case - Italian Iconic Design by Ettore Sottsass & Perry King. Olivetti Valentine is a portable typewriter which quickly became so iconic that it was already part of MoMA's permanent collection by 1971. The Olivetti Valentine portable typewriter was designed by industrial designer Perry King in collaboration with Ettore Sottsass and was in released in 1969 along with a groovy advertisement campaign. The designers wanted the Valentine Typewriter to be an "anti-machine machine, " for use "anyplace but an office".Olivetti produced the Valentine in two colours: red and the rarely seen white edition. As a typewriter the Valentine was not an outstanding commercial success for Olivetti, however its radical design was recognized as revolutionary. The Valentine expresses the mood of its time: goodbye to the bulky cast-iron housings of old typewriters, hello to the new mobility of a light, modern, plastic casing made from ABS. When the outer case is closed, the Valentine is totally covered by a simple plastic shell. The Valentine is revered as a 20th century design icon and has been collected and displayed by design museums internationally. Winner of Compasso d'Oro ADI price in 1970. Perfect, Beautiful, Clean, Excellent cosmetic and working condition, with original carrying case in perfect condition: comes with original rubber straps in an excellent condition and fully functional. Very good vintage shape : there is only the tiny micro dent near the lever of the line space, which most Valentine's has. Made in Olivetti Plant - Barcelona, Spain. Dimensions: 11.7 x 34.3 x 35.2 cm.
7 / 4,3 x. 13.38 x 13.77 inch. Weight: approx 6kg /13,22 lbs. The item "Rare Working WHITE Olivetti Valentine Typewriter & Case Ettore Sottsass Design" is in sale since Wednesday, August 5, 2020.
This item is in the category "Collectibles\Pens & Writing Instruments\Typewriters". The seller is "ludro77" and is located in Milano. This item can be shipped worldwide.