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Marcello Nizzoli for Olivetti

"Lettera 22" by Marcello Nizzoli for Olivetti Typewriter, 1950s

"Lettera 22" by Marcello Nizzoli for Olivetti Typewriter, 1950s

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MarcelloThe Lettera 22 is a typewriter designed by Marcello Nizzoli for the Italian company Olivetti. It was introduced in 1950 and quickly became one of the company's most successful and iconic products.

The Lettera 22 was designed to be both functional and stylish, with Nizzoli's attention to detail evident in the sleek lines and elegant curves of the machine. The typewriter's compact size and lightweight construction made it portable and easy to use, and it quickly became popular with writers, journalists, and students around the world.

One of the key features of the Lettera 22 was its innovative typeface, which was designed specifically for the machine by the calligrapher Giovanni Mardersteig. The typeface was clear and easy to read, and it quickly became associated with the Olivetti brand.

The Lettera 22 was also notable for its advanced engineering, with features such as a floating shift mechanism, a touch control that allowed for variable typing pressure, and a unique ribbon system that allowed for easy replacement and longer use.

The Lettera 22 was produced for nearly twenty years and became one of Olivetti's most successful products, with over two million units sold worldwide. It is now considered a classic example of mid-century industrial design and is widely collected by typewriter enthusiasts and design aficionados.

Designer: Marcello Nizzoli 
Manufacturer: Olivetti
Place of Origin: Italy
Date of Manufacture: 1950s
In style: Mid century Modern
Condition: Good condition, wear and consist with age and use 

Height:  15cm
Width:  26 cm
Depth:   32cm

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