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Olivetti Red Valentine - Portable Typewriter & Original Case - Italian Iconic Design by Ettore Sottsass
Olivetti launched a fiery red 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.
All of our typewriters are serviced by an experienced former Olivetti technician.
Excellent working condition, with original carrying case in good condition.Very good vintage shape + New ribbon installed.
Made in Spain
Designer:Ettore Sottsass&Perry KingDimensions: 11.7 x 34.3 x 35.2 cm. 7 / 4,3in x13.38in x13.77in
Weight: approx 6kg /13,22 lbsPossible keyboard layout: QWERTY or QWERTZ (ask before always have to ask you for a contact phone number as we need it forthe shipping documentsand and TAXES:We accept PayPal and payments by Credit Cards.You are responsible for all additional taxes in your country, if any.If you're based in The States, you don't have to worry about it, there are no import taxes :)CONTACT:If you want to contact us on WhatsApp+34 622 61 87 78 -