Valentine Olivetti Typewriter designed by Ettore Sottsass, portable, vintage

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Designer: Ettore Sottsass


Director: Stanley Kubrick

Designed by Ettore Sottsass and Perry A. King in 1969, the portable Valentine Olivetti typewriter is a design classic.

In Alex’s bedroom in A Clockwork Orange, we find a red Ettore Sottsass “Valentine” portable typewriter. This typewriter is one of the most famous examples of 1960s Italian design and bears witness to the time when Olivetti was leading the way in industrial design “the pre-digital precursor to the Macbook, as emblematic of style as it was of mobility”.  

Approx £236.67 Inclusive of VAT (eg UK) if applicable / $372