Inspirations from the past

Alba (Piedmont) hosts from April 15 to May 29, the exhibition entitled The thinking hands.
The exhibition will run from April 15 to May 29, every Saturday and Sunday from 11 am to 7 pm.
The most representative pieces and products from Olivetti, the company that revolutionized the world by pioneering the shift from mechanical to computer technology will be exhibited. Focused on people “know-how”, the exhibition tells a story of people and talent, anecdotes, inventions and technical developments.

The central characters of the exhibition are Beppe Fenoglio and Adriano Olivetti (born on 11 April 1901 in Ivrea, Piedmont, died 27 February 1960) an Italian engineer whose entrepreneurial activity thrived on the idea that profit should be reinvested for the benefits of the whole society. Olivetti was an entrepreneur and innovator who transformed shop-like operations into a modern factory. In and out of the factory, he both practiced and preached the utopian system of “the community movement”.