ET Personal 55 Portable Typewriter, 1985-1986
Bellini engaged the user on both practical and visual levels with the ETP 55 typewriter, Olivetti’s contender in the new market for personal word processors and computers. The miniaturized electronic typing mechanism allowed the designer to reduce the form to a low, stepped, wedge-shaped profile. The lightweight multicolored plastic housing suggested that it was an efficient and user-friendly tool for work.
This object was
George R. Kravis II.
It is credited
Gift of George R. Kravis II.
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Its dimensions are
H x W x D: 12.4 × 41 × 33 cm (4 7/8 in. × 16 1/8 in. × 13 in.)
Cite this object as
ET Personal 55 Portable Typewriter, 1985-1986; Designed by Mario Bellini (Italian, b. 1935); molded abs polymer, metal; H x W x D: 12.4 × 41 × 33 cm (4 7/8 in. × 16 1/8 in. × 13 in.); Gift of George R. Kravis II; 2018-22-110
This object was previously on display as a part of the exhibition Energizing the Everyday: Gifts From the George R. Kravis II Collection.