Elna Lotus — Sewing Machine of Moma Collection

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Elna Lotus — Sewing Machine of Moma Collection
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The Elna Lotus was launched in 1968, a compact sewing machine with a unique design. Today you can find the Elna Lotus in the Design Collection of New York's Museum of Modern Art (MOMA).

Compact machines with a self- contained accessory unit and carrying case. Styled by Raymond Loewy of Paris, France, the Lotus model received international awards for its design. The first Elna's compact sewing machine, embodying in one unit: compact design, i.e. reduced dimensions but a normal working surface light weight integrated case (protection flaps) built-in sewing table built-in accessory case fold-away carrying handle.Another feature: horizontal rotary hook.

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