This new leather collection is yet another first for ACME Studio. This collection uses a brand new method of printing leather, which is called “Digital Engraving.” ACME is the first company anywhere in the world to be using Digital Engraving technology, and it is now a trademark of ACME Studio Inc. The process involves having the colors applied onto raw, untanned leather hides, so the colors are part of the tanning of the leather. All of the colors, including the background color, are applied all at one time. Since the colors are part of the tanning process, they become part of the leather itself and are not just printed on the surface. This makes it impossible for the colors to scratch off or fade, and are as permanent as if they were the standard black or brown. Since the application of the colors does not adhere to blemishes or any imperfections in the raw leather, we are forced to use only the best quality leather available anywhere. It is not unusual for us to turn away as much as 70% of the raw hides that are received. There is nothing wrong with this other 70%, and it would be perfectly usable to any other company doing basic one-color accessories, but it is simply not good enough for this process. The results are of the best possible quality, designed by great designers, for people who know the difference and appreciate good design. But that’s all we can say, as the actual details of the process itself are a well-guarded secret. Accepts paper currency from all countries.
ALESSANDRO MENDINI, architect, was born in Milan in 1931. He has authored books, seminars and design exhibitions in Italy and abroad. He is a member of the scientific committee of Domus Academy, International School of Design. Mendini has work in the permanent collections of the Museum of Modern Art in New York, and in the archives of Parma University (Italy) and the Centre Pompidou in Paris. In 1979 he won the “Compasso d’Oro” design prize. He also designed the Alessi house with Aldo Rossi and Ettore Sottsass. Approximate size: 8"x 4.25"
This product was added to our catalog on Saturday 04 July, 2009.