Vol. 25 No. 1 (2021)
Articles

Franco Albini e Franca Helg. Negozio Olivetti a Parigi

Giuseppe Cosentino
DiDA Dipartimento di Architettura FI
Published October 19, 2021
Keywords
  • Franco Albini,
  • Franca Helg,
  • Olivetti,
  • Parigi,
  • show-room,
  • exhibition project
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How to Cite
Cosentino, G. (2021). Franco Albini e Franca Helg. Negozio Olivetti a Parigi. Firenze Architettura, 25(1), 178-187. https://doi.org/10.36253/FiA-13175

Abstract

The Olivetti store in Paris designed by Franco Albini and Franca Helg is a rigorous exhibition machine articulated by the presence of spindly mahogany uprights which, like a forest of luminous pillars, pervades the exhibition space. The great hall for exhibiting the typewriters is designed like an ancient chamber of wonders where handicrafts, works of art and mechanical objects are collected side by side.