Adriano Olivetti (1901-1960) was an Italian engineer, entrepreneur, publisher and politician who ran the office machine company founded by his father Camillo from the end of the war until his sudden and premature death. In 1948, he founded the Movimento Comunità as an "experiment in new politics" centred on the individual, autonomy and federalism. In 1958, he transformed the movement into a political party and entered Parliament in the political elections.
Attentive to territorial and urban issues, he took over the publication of the magazine Urbanistica
, becoming its editor-in-chief in 1949. From 1950 to 1960, he was president of the National Institute of Urban Planning, which was re-founded. In 1946 he founded the Edizioni di Comunità and the monthly political and cultural journal Comunità
. He was the promoter of other periodical publishing initiatives: Metron
, Sele Arte
, Rivista di filosofia
To build the Olivetti headquarters and design the office machines, Adriano called on leading Italian and international architects: Bbpr, Gabetti and Isola, Marcello Nizzoli, Luigi Cosenza, Eduardo Vittoria, Le Corbusier