For every kind of writer, there’s a typewriter. Groma excels at functional style. While they’ll never win a speed contest, the solid, measured feel of the keystroke, along with a bold and distinctive typeface, makes Groma typewriters a great choice for the connoisseur of prose and poetry.
The Modell N is an artist’s typewriter, with its sweeping curves and graceful valleys. If objects possess a soul, sitting at this machine and pressing its keys, may change your writing and influence your thinking. While most typewriter manufacturers prized speed, a Groma causes you to slow down and consider your words. It’s thoughtful design carries through to thoughtful writing. Deliberate, but not ponderous.
Olympia typewriters with their spring loaded keys are telling you to speed up. Spring into action! Go faster! For writers who are working on big projects, go for it. But if you’re the type of writer who likes to post their page of poetry to Instagram, then get a Groma. The typeface is strong and is easily captured with a smartphone camera. Even if you’re not into self-promotion, the Modell N is like your personal printing press. Roll in some nice paper or cardstock and make art.
And who but a master artist or architect would design a carriage return lever that perfectly matches the contours of the body? One can’t help but note the similarities between the Modell N and a Frank Gehry building. And if you’re into feng shui, the strategically placed red keys induce a positive flow of energy. This isn’t the type of machine suited for the mass assembly line, nor is it designed for the typist expecting a “standard” office machine. It’ll never be that quick and nimble. But that doesn’t mean it isn’t engineered for perfection. From drawing board to final product, it must’ve been a glorious day for the Groma designers when the first machine rolled off the factory floor. It’s art that works. It’s art that constructs art. Sir Jony Ive at Apple could hardly do better. And unlike anything the big tech companies produce, the Groma typewriter will be used and passed down for generations.