CHARLES and RAY EAMES are ranked among the finest American designers of the twentieth century. They are best known for their ground-breaking contributions to architecture, furniture design (the Eames Chair), industrial design and manufacturing, and the photographic arts.
The legacy of this husband and wife team includes more than 100 films that reflect the breadth and depth of their interests and the integrity of their vision. Theirs was a design collaboration in the deepest sense, and all their work, whether graphics, film or furniture was a product of their collective design process and philosophy. These products are approved and certified by the Eames Office, which is dedicated to communicating, preserving, and extending the work of Charles and Ray Eames.
ACME Studio is the creative laboratory in the world of personal accessories, and writing instruments, for the creative class. And, for the everyman!
In 1997, ACME released their first collection of fine writing tools. Being the creative team they are and always on the forefront of design, this allowed them freedom to work with globally recognized architects to artists; musicians to tattooists; and even with Apple Corps, Ltd. For a project with The Beatles and the Le Corbusier Foundation to develop modern, timeless designs for these instruments of expression alongside watches, cufflinks, card cases, and small leather goods.
Founded in 1985 by husband-and-wife team Adrian Olabuenaga and Lesley Bailey, ACME Studio launched with a limited-edition collection of jewelry designed by Peter Shire, a member of the world-renowned Memphis Group. This graduated to working with all fourteen Memphis Designers such as Andrea Branzi, Michele De Lucchi and Ettore Sottsass.
With the need for creatives to use their hands, minds and hearts beyond the technical computer devices, in 2013, ACME developed 7FP, the world.s thinnest seven function pen.
ACME receives accolades and nominations consistently and is proud of the two 2009 National Design Award nominations in Corporate Achievement by the Cooper-Hewitt, National Design Museum and in 2010, in two categories: Product Design and Corporate Achievement. In 2012 ACME won the Japanese Good Design Award and in 2013 won the Good Design Award for .Hatch. from The Chicago Athenaeum Museum of Architecture and Design, the world.s first antimicrobial pen.
ACME Studio has elevated the standard for fine writing instruments by pushing the boundaries of production while maintaining the highest standard of quality and integrity. From the strong relationships ACME builds with their artists and designers to the company.s inspiring facilities in Maui, ACME Studio has earned a place as a recognized leader in superior product design.