For three decades, a small Italian town in the foothills of the Alps was the center for radical new ideas around industry and community. Ivrea, some 30 miles north of Turin, had been the headquarters of typewriter manufacturer Olivetti since the company was founded by Camillo Olivetti in 1908. Between 1933 and the late 1950s, under the dynamic new leadership of Camillo’s son Adriano, the town was transformed into an experimental utopia, promising a humanized approach to the organization of This story is from Kinfolk Issue Forty-Two Buy Now Related Stories Arts & Culture Issue 41 CULT ROOMS Inside Alexander Calder’s studio, where chaos and kinetic art found a harmonious balance. Arts & Culture Issue 38 Cult Rooms Peter Smisek wallows in the glory of the bathhouse. Arts & Culture Issue 33 Cult Rooms: Black Mountain College Black Mountain College was an incubator for visionary designers, but the campus itself was a hodgepodge of styles—and a health and safety nightmare. Arts & Culture Issue 42 Anna Wiener Anna Wiener was on the path to Silicon Valley success. Then she pivoted. Allyssia Alleyne charts the making of a tech-skeptic. Arts & Culture Issue 42 Influencers Anonymous Instagram content creators answer a short survey about the influencer industry. Arts & Culture Issue 42 Crazy Busy There’s no rest for the aspirational.