Marcello Nizzoli (1887-1969)
Olivetti 82 Diaspron
Printed by N. Moneta, Milano
'N. Moneta, Milano - Roma - P9 - 90 cod. 3990791Q'
27.5 x 20 ins / 70 x 50 cms
Marcello Rizzoli was born in Boretto, Italy own 1887. He was an Italian artist, architect, industrial and graphic designer.
Nizzoli attended the Scuola die Belle Arti, Parma (1910-1913). In 1918 Nizzoli opened a studio in Milan. He designed posters for Campari, Maga, and OM throughout the 1920s and (Art deco patterned) silk scarves which he showed at the Monza Biennale in 1923 and in Paris in 1925.
Nizzoli worked for Olivetti as a graphic designer from the 1930s in Olivetti's newly formed marketing department (1932). Nizzoli created a uniform corporate image with a characteristically functional approach to product design. In 1936 Nizzoli became head product-design consultant for Olivetti.
Marcellos Nizzoli's designs for Olivetti typewriters and calculating machines include the 'Summa' (1940), 'Divisumma 14' (1947), 'Lexicon 80' (1948), 'Lettera 22', 'Lexikon 80 electric' (both 1950), 'Elettrosumma Duplex' (1954), 'Audit 202 (1955), 'Tetraktys' (1956) and 'Diaspora 82' (1959).
Marcello Rizzoli died in Camogli, Italy in 1969, aged 82.