The Valentine Notebook Resurrects Olivetti's Vintage Typewriter

By: Meghan Young - Published: Sep 17, 2009 • References: & yankodesign
Designers Julia Kaisinger, Pia Weitgasser, Martin Zopf and Tony Weichselbraun created The Valentine Notebook concept as "a tribute the late Ettore Sottsass." Sottsass’ belief "that design should not merely be functional but additionally be attractive and emotionally appealing" provided the perfect foundation, and Olivetti's legendary portable typewriter ‘Valentine’ provided the challenge.

I’ve always wanted a typewriter. I’ve held this romantic idea of writing a great novella in my cramped office on a sturdy, vintage typewriter. Lo and behold, one birthday I did receive one, and to this day I still haven’t used it. Now, if it had been The Valentine Notebook, this story would have had a completely different ending (and probably a happier one)! Stats for Reinventing Typewriters Trending: Older & Mild
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