Olivetti Valentine  

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Olivetti Valentine, designed by Ettore Sottsass, first released on Valentine's Day 1969
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Olivetti Valentine, designed by Ettore Sottsass, first released on Valentine's Day 1969

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Ettore Sottsass's best-known product is the Olivetti Valentine portable typewriter (1969). It is included in the MoMA's permanent collection. With its advertisements showing people happily typing away on beaches or in caf├ęs, Sottsass's iconic machine started a trend for portability and eye-catching design that nearly 40 years later helps to promote the Apple company's laptops and ubiquitous iPods.




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