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November 3, 2010

This weekend, a new show opened at the Denver Art Museum that celebrates the forward-looking mentality of modern design as well as the industrial works of Olivetti. What is Modern? and Olivetti: Innovation and Identity is on view through October 2012 but here we offer you a sneak peek at what's waiting for you in the Mile-High City.

<i>School of Seven Bells/Black Moth Super Rainbow</i> screen print designed in 2009 by Jason Munn.
School of Seven Bells/Black Moth Super Rainbow screen print designed in 2009 by Jason Munn.
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Roadrunner Chair designed in 2006 by DoubleButter. Made of medium-density fiberboard (MDF), linseed oil, and pine-resin varnish. Manufactured by DoubleButter in Denver, Colorado.
Roadrunner Chair designed in 2006 by DoubleButter. Made of medium-density fiberboard (MDF), linseed oil, and pine-resin varnish. Manufactured by DoubleButter in Denver, Colorado.
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Mayday lamp by Konstantin Grcic for Flos
Mayday Lamp designed in 1998 by Konstantin Grcic. Manufactured by Flos S.p.A. in Italy.
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One Laptop Per Child XO Laptop designed in 2005 by Yves Behar. Made of PC/ABS plastic, rubber, and other materials. Manufactured by Quanta Computer in Taiwan.
One Laptop Per Child XO Laptop designed in 2005 by Yves Behar. Made of PC/ABS plastic, rubber, and other materials. Manufactured by Quanta Computer in Taiwan.
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Centripetal Chair designed in 1849. Made of cast iron, lacquered wood, and upholstery. Attributed to the American Chair Company in Troy, New York.
Centripetal Chair designed in 1849. Made of cast iron, lacquered wood, and upholstery. Attributed to the American Chair Company in Troy, New York.
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Target ClearRx Prescription Bottles designed in 2005 by Deborah Adler and Klaus Rosburg. Made of polyethylene terephthalate and paper. Manufactured by Setco, Inc.
Target ClearRx Prescription Bottles designed in 2005 by Deborah Adler and Klaus Rosburg. Made of polyethylene terephthalate and paper. Manufactured by Setco, Inc.
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MP1 typewriter designed in 1932 by Aldo Magnelli for Olivetti.
MP1 typewriter designed in 1932 by Aldo Magnelli for Olivetti.
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Divisumma GT 24 adding machine designed in 1956 by Nizzoli Marcello for Olivetti.
Divisumma GT 24 adding machine designed in 1956 by Nizzoli Marcello for Olivetti.
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Valentine I-47 typewriter designed in 1969 by Ettore Sottsass and Perry A. King for Olivetti.
Valentine I-47 typewriter designed in 1969 by Ettore Sottsass and Perry A. King for Olivetti.
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Summa 19 calculator designed in 1970 by Ettore Sottsass for Olivetti.
Summa 19 calculator designed in 1970 by Ettore Sottsass for Olivetti.
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Divisumma 18 calculator designed in 1972 by Mario Bellini for Olivetti.
Divisumma 18 calculator designed in 1972 by Mario Bellini for Olivetti.
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Lexikon 82 typewriter designed in 1975 by Mario Bellini, A. Macchi Cassia, G. Pasini, and S. Pasqui for Olivetti.
Lexikon 82 typewriter designed in 1975 by Mario Bellini, A. Macchi Cassia, G. Pasini, and S. Pasqui for Olivetti.
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<i>School of Seven Bells/Black Moth Super Rainbow</i> screen print designed in 2009 by Jason Munn.
School of Seven Bells/Black Moth Super Rainbow screen print designed in 2009 by Jason Munn.

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