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Vintage retro 1969 Olivetti Valentine red portable typewriter design classic

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Vendedor: squashoclock (17.227) 100%, Ubicación del artículo: London, Realiza envíos a: Worldwide, Número de artículo: 162295735133 Vintage retro 1969 Olivetti Valentine red portable typewriter.Size: 13.75 x 13.5 x 4.5 inches.Weight in case: 5.1 kg (allow 6.5 kg once packed).A little about this design classic:“Dear Valentine, this is to tell you that you are my friend as well as my Valentine, and that I intend to write you lots of letters,” says the user guide of the familiar red typewriter.This purposefully heartwarming greeting sets the tone for Ettore Sottsass' typewriter. The blood-red Valentine was a fun, light-hearted and smooth-operating symbol of the 1960s Pop era, and its use of bright, playful casing for a piece of traditional office equipment was arguably a precursor to Apple’s 1998 Bondi Blue iMac. "When I was young, all we ever heard about was functionalism, functionalism, functionalism,” said Sottsass. “It’s not enough. Design should also be sensual and exciting."The Valentine - created for the Italian brand Olivetti - was designed in collaboration with the British designer Perry King and entered production in 1969. It was not a commercial success. The Valentine was technically mediocre, expensive and failed to sell to a mass audience, yet still became a design classic. Valentines can be found in the permanent collections of London's Design Museum and MoMA, the typewriter being accepted into the latter just two years after its launch. The product's critical success was unhindered by its functional limitations because its design focused as much on its emotional connection to users as it did on practical ease of use.See link below for rest of article: https://www.disegnodaily.com/article/the-olivetti-valentine-typewriterReasonable vintage condition - it is missing the space bar (the "v" key appears missing in the video but we have since found it!). See video below: Condition: Missing the space bar; otherwise ok - watch video for more detail of functionality, Country/Region of Manufacture: Italy

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