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Studio BBPR for Olivetti ‘Spazio’ Side Table or Small Cabinet
By Studio BBPR, Olivetti
Located in Waalwijk, NL
Studio BBPR for Olivetti, 'Spazio' side table or cabinet, coated steel, vinyl, plastic, Italy, design 1959/60, production 1960s In 1954, Olivetti, the Italian office equipment manu...
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1960s Italian Mid-Century Modern Vintage Olivetti

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Steel

Studio BBPR for Olivetti Small 'Spazio' Desk with Drawers
By Olivetti, Studio BBPR
Located in Waalwijk, NL
Studio BBPR for Olivetti, 'Spazio' desk with drawers, steel, vinyl, plastic, Italy, design 1959/60, production 1960s In 1954, Olivetti, the Italian office equipment manufacturer, h...
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1960s Italian Mid-Century Modern Vintage Olivetti

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Steel

Studio BBPR for Olivetti ‘Spazio’ Sideboard
By Studio BBPR, Olivetti
Located in Waalwijk, NL
Studio BBPR for Olivetti, 'Spazio' sideboard, steel, vinyl, plastic, Italy, ca. 1960 This free-standing ‘Spazio’ sideboard features two sliding doors with a lock. Due to the slopin...
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1960s Italian Mid-Century Modern Vintage Olivetti

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Metal

Studio BBPR for Olivetti ‘Spazio’ Sideboard
Studio BBPR for Olivetti ‘Spazio’ Sideboard
H 34.65 in W 80.32 in D 17.33 in
Rare Studio BBPR for Olivetti ‘Spazio’ Sideboard in Green Coated Steel
By Studio BBPR, Olivetti
Located in Waalwijk, NL
Studio BBPR for Olivetti, 'Spazio' sideboard, coated steel, plastic, vinyl, Italy, design 1959/60, production 1960s In 1954, Olivetti, the Italian office equipment manufacturer, hired BBPR to design their New York showroom on Fifth Avenue and to create their first series of office furniture, called Spazio (1959/60). This line included chairs, shelving, cabinet systems, and desks, just like the one shown here. It won the Compasso d'Oro Award in 1962. The cabinet contains compartments with drawers secured on both sides. The top is furnished with dark brown vinyl which adds a sturdy touch the overall industrial appearance. Studio B.B.P.R. was an Italian architectural partnership founded in Milan in 1932 by Gianluigi Banfi (1910-1945), Lodovico Barbiano di Belgiojoso (1909-2004), Enrico Peressutti (1908-1976) and Ernesto Nathan Rogers (1909-1969) who had studied at the Politecnico di Milano. B.B.P.R. was thus an acronym formed from the first letters of their family names. The architects found each other in their opposition to fascism in Italy in the 1930s and 1940s during Mussolini's autocratic regime. The architects therefore believed in developing a style that would have no references to contemporary politics. During the Second World War, they all joined the resistance. However, Rogers, a Jew, fled to Switzerland and both Belgiojoso and Banfi were deported to the Mauthausen concentration camp in Austria, where Banfi died in 1945. Despite the immense loss of Banfi, their architectural practice continued in the same name as before after...
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1960s Italian Mid-Century Modern Vintage Olivetti

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Steel

BBPR for Olivetti 'Spazio' Large Dining Tables in Steel
By Studio BBPR, Olivetti
Located in Waalwijk, NL
Studio BBPR for Olivetti, 'Spazio' dining tables, coated steel, plastic, vinyl, Italy, design 1959/60, production 1960s In 1954, Olivetti, the Italian office equipment manufacturer, hired BBPR to design their New York showroom on Fifth Avenue and to create their first series of office furniture, called Spazio (1959/60). This line included chairs, shelving, cabinet systems, and tables, just like the one shown here. It won the Compasso d'Oro Award in 1962. The design features a large tabletop executed in green vinyl. The frame with a soft olive colored lacquered structure consists of four slim legs that connected to each other by a large structure. The legs are finished with tapered black feet. Studio B.B.P.R. was an Italian architectural partnership founded in Milan in 1932 by Gianluigi Banfi (1910-1945), Lodovico Barbiano di Belgiojoso (1909-2004), Enrico Peressutti (1908-1976) and Ernesto Nathan Rogers (1909-1969) who had studied at the Politecnico di Milano. B.B.P.R. was thus an acronym formed from the first letters of their family names. The architects found each other in their opposition to fascism in Italy in the 1930s and 1940s during Mussolini's autocratic regime. The architects therefore believed in developing a style that would have no references to contemporary politics. During the Second World War, they all joined the resistance. However, Rogers, a Jew, fled to Switzerland and both Belgiojoso and Banfi were deported to the Mauthausen concentration camp in Austria, where Banfi died in 1945. Despite the immense loss of Banfi, their architectural practice continued in the same name as before after...
Category

1960s Italian Mid-Century Modern Vintage Olivetti

Materials

Steel

Studio BBPR for Olivetti 'Spazio' Sideboard in Yellow Coated Steel
By Studio BBPR, Olivetti
Located in Waalwijk, NL
Studio BBPR for Olivetti, 'Spazio' sideboard, coated steel, plastic, glass, vinyl, Italy, design 1959/60, production, 1960s. In 1954, Olivetti, the Italian office equipment manufact...
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1960s Italian Mid-Century Modern Vintage Olivetti

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Steel

Studio BBPR 'Spazio' Corner Desk with Movable Cabinet
By Studio BBPR, Olivetti
Located in Waalwijk, NL
Studio BBPR for Olivetti, 'Spazio' writing desk with various storage compartments, coated steel, plastic, fabric, Italy, design 1959/60, production 1960s In 1954, Olivetti, the Ita...
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1950s Italian Mid-Century Modern Vintage Olivetti

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Steel

Studio BBPR for Olivetti 'Spazio' Desk with Drawers in Grey Coated Steel
By Studio BBPR, Olivetti
Located in Waalwijk, NL
Studio BBPR for Olivetti, 'Spazio' desk with drawers, steel, vinyl, plastic, Italy, design 1959/60, production 1960s In 1954, Olivetti, the Italian office equipment manufacturer, h...
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1960s Italian Mid-Century Modern Vintage Olivetti

Materials

Steel

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Olivetti furniture for sale on 1stDibs.

Olivetti furniture are available for sale on 1stDibs. These distinctive items are frequently made of plastic and are designed with extraordinary care. There are many options to choose from in our collection of Olivetti furniture, although gray editions of this piece are particularly popular. Many of the original furniture by Olivetti were created in the mid-century modern style in italy during the 20th century. If you’re looking for additional options, many customers also consider furniture by Alessandro Albrizzi, MIM Roma, and Gallotti & Radice. Prices for Olivetti furniture can differ depending upon size, time period and other attributes — on 1stDibs, these items begin at $217 and can go as high as $19,400, while a piece like these, on average, fetch $1,850.
Questions About Olivetti
  • 1stDibs ExpertMay 3, 2024
    What happened to Olivetti was that it shifted its focus. When founded in 1908, the Italian company specialized in the manufacturing of typewriters. However, as new technologies emerged, Olivetti switched to designing and producing computers, tablets, smartphones, calculators and other electronics. On 1stDibs, shop a range of Olivetti typewriters and office furniture.
  • 1stDibs ExpertApril 5, 2022
    Ettore Sottsass and Perry King designed the Olivetti Valentine typewriter. The lightweight portable typewriter debuted in 1969 and remains popular with collectors to this day. On 1st 1stDibs, shop a collection of vintage typewriters from some of the world’s top sellers.

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