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Photographic print, black and white, of Olivetti showroom designed by Gordon Andrews, Kingsway, London, photographed by Alfred Cracknell, London, early 1950s

Photographic print, black and white, of Olivetti showroom designed by Gordon Andrews, Kingsway, London, photographed by Alfred Cracknell, London, early 1950s. Photographer: Alfred Cracknell. Bears stamp 6317

Summary

Object No.

89/735-20/2

Object Statement

Photographic print, black and white, of Olivetti showroom designed by Gordon Andrews, Kingsway, London, photographed by Alfred Cracknell, London, early 1950s

Physical Description

Photographic print, black and white, of Olivetti showroom designed by Gordon Andrews, Kingsway, London, photographed by Alfred Cracknell, London, early 1950s. Photographer: Alfred Cracknell. Bears stamp 6317

Dimensions

Height

150 mm

Width

213 mm

Production

Notes

This cartoon for the mural seen in the Kingsway, London showroom of Italian firm, Olivetti designed by Australian designer, Gordon Andrews, can be found in the museum's collection (89/735-20/1).

The mural features photographs taken by Andrews in Italy and France. In combining these photographs with illustrations and geometric blocks of colour, Andrews evolkes a thoroughly modern 'Italian' look and identity for the showroom.

History

Notes

Olivetti was one of the first international firms to introduce comprehensive branding and corporate identity in products, graphics and environments.

Cite this Object

Harvard

Photographic print, black and white, of Olivetti showroom designed by Gordon Andrews, Kingsway, London, photographed by Alfred Cracknell, London, early 1950s 2014, Museum of Applied Arts & Sciences, accessed 20 May 2019, <https://ma.as/100035>

Wikipedia

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