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Desirable objects…

Posted on October 24, 2012

It is easy to rose tint objects from the past.  The filter of time weeds out the weak leaving only the most desirable and charming examples. These objects also become hobbies and more of a pleasurable pastime rather than a necessary work tool changing the perception further. This example of a classic Olivetti typewriter used to embellish a stand at a furniture fair highlights how they are now coveted as objects that represent an ‘ideal’.  But its easy to forget the noise an office full of typewriters make, as well as the skill required to operate them effectively.  New keyboards are virtually silent, minimal key travel and suitable to the modern workload. But in 50 years will you pull out your keyboard from 2013 to write a thank you letter or wedding invitation?