The ‘Not a Valentine’ – Sottsass’s Olivetti leather and steel bad girl.

Sottsass referred to his Valentine typewriter as a ‘too obvious tart’. And looking at the design, it is easy to see why. Inserting the typewriter into its case is described as a ‘woman sliding into her stockings’, while the design of the machine itself clearly displays a set of exposed – to paraphrase Richard Polt,…

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