Ettore Sottsass Olivetti Valentine typewriter Italy 1969





Early edition of the famous ‘Valentine’ typewriter designed by Ettore Sottsass Jr. and manufactured by Olivetti, Italy 1969. This first edition was produced in Barcelona, the second edition was manufactured in Mexico. The Valentine typewriter was launched on 14 February 1969, explains the name ‘Valentine’. It was designed by the late Italian architect and designer, Ettore Sottsass, with the British designer, Perry Ellis, for the Italian firm, Olivetti. This valentine was mostly sold in red possibly because of the launch date. It was one of the most successful designed ever made by Olivetti. Now, where nobody uses a typewriter anymore, it has become a 20th century design icon. It is in good original condition with only minimal marks on it.

Designer: Ettore Sottsass Jr.
Type: Valentine
Manufacturer: Olivetti
Year: 1969
Country: Italy
Materials: Plastic, metal
Condition: Good, minor wear from usage
Height: 35 cm
Width: 34 cm
Depth: 12 cm
Item nr: PVL17DE02

Holland / Belgium: € 10
Europe: € 50 - 75
Outside Europe: € 125 - 250

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