This is one if the joys of op shopping – finding a design classic when you least expect it. Complete with its original carry case and instruction booklet.
The vital statistics:
Name: Olivetti Lettera 32
Desiger: Marcello Nizzoli
Found: Kilsyth op shop, 2 Feb 2011
Of course, as its a mechanical gadget, someone couldn't wait to get their hands on it!
*Olivetti was founded in Italy in 1908 as a typewriter manufacturer. As a company they became well know for their focus on product design. In 1952 the Museum of Modern Art held an exhibition, "Olivetti: Design in Industry", and many Olivetti products are part of MOMA's permanent collection.