Acme "No. 2 Pen & Pencil Set” - Retractable Rollerball Pen & Mechanical Pencil
You don’t have to be an elementary school student to enjoy this creative and fun Rollerball Pen & Mechanical Pencil Set designed by artist and Acme founder Adrian Olabuenaga. As seen in New York’s Museum of Modern Art Design Store, these metal writing instruments look like those famous wooden No. 2 pencils from yesteryear, yet they feel and write like the upscale writing tools they are. Featuring substantial quality, balance, and craftsmanship by using the finest metals, enamels, and writing mechanisms, Acme’s No. 2 Pen & Pencil Set is packaged in a very unique marble notebook box, making for a one-of-a-kind presentation. Also included is a set of pencil refills and extra pencil erasers.
ADRIAN OLABUENAGA was born in 1955 in Buenos Aires, Argentina but grew up and was educated in Los Angeles, California. Raised with an architectural background, he has from a young age, been inspired by architecture, design and art. Primarily working in a medium of functional art, his first solo show was in 1983, featuring his famous art radios and furniture. In 1985, he founded ACME Studios with Lesley Bailey his wife. His jewelry designs were included in the “MEMPHIS Designers for ACME” collection, as suggested by Ettore Sottsass. His necklace “Atomic” from that collection won him an award with DESIGN Plus, Germany. His brooch and earrings from the same collection were featured in the MEMPHIS exhibition in 2005, at Museum of Decorative Arts in Frankfurt, Germany. Not only is he the CEO, and creative director of ACME, he also currently designs for Ritzenhoff, Boeing, Disney, and Mercedes Benz.