School-daze fun from designer Adrian Olabuenaga. He embellished this smooth-writing ballpoint with notebook-cover marble and composition paper lines to delight a favorite student or teacher.
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.