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1955 Olivetti Lexikon 80 Serial # 80499 1955 Olivetti Lexikon 80 typewriter, Serial # 80499 Steven Kuterescz's 1955 Olivetti Lexikon 80 typewriter. 2021-05-08 From the Virtual Typewriter Collection of Steven Kuterescz: 1955 Olivetti Lexikon 80 Serial # 80499 "Hired in the late 1930s by Adriano Olivetti, Marcello Nizzoli assumed a significant role in product design after World War II. An early example was the Lexikon 80 typewriter of 1948, distinguished by its fluid, organic housing and integrated curved panel covering the mechanism, creating a sense of abstract sculptural form."

Extract from "The History of Modern Design: Graphics and Products Since the Industrial Revolution" by David Raizman.
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1955 Olivetti Lexikon 80 #80499

Status: Sightings
Hunter: Steven Kuterescz (skuterescz)
Created: 12-18-2014 at 08:01PM
Last Edit: 05-08-2021 at 09:45AM


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"Hired in the late 1930s by Adriano Olivetti, Marcello Nizzoli assumed a significant role in product design after World War II. An early example was the Lexikon 80 typewriter of 1948, distinguished by its fluid, organic housing and integrated curved panel covering the mechanism, creating a sense of abstract sculptural form."

Extract from "The History of Modern Design: Graphics and Products Since the Industrial Revolution" by David Raizman.
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