"Cinema San Diego", the newest FLW design from Acme Studio, a card case reflecting the facade motif for the Cinema San Diego, an unbuilt project designed by Frank Lloyd Wright in 1915. The card case has a unique etched design with a silver & blue finish. Frank Lloyd Wright (1867-1959) Born in Wisconsin, he grew up to be America’s greatest and most innovative Architect. Frank Lloyd Wright is widely regarded as one of the most influential figures in modern Western architecture. His radically innovative designs, utilizing a building style based on natural forms, termed by Wright as organic architecture, have tagged him as a major, respected architect. His legacy is one of America’s foremost cultural treasures. In 1940, he established The Frank Lloyd Wright Foundation to protect, preserve and administer his life’s work. In 1991, Architectural Record magazine published a list of the 100 most significant buildings in the world - 11 were by Frank Lloyd Wright. ACME Studio Started in 1985, ACME Studio is an international product design company, producing and marketing writing instruments, and other design objects. Its products are the result of cooperation with the world’s leading architects, designers, artists, foundations, estates and institutions. ACME Studio has a habit of producing limited editions and/or discontinuing products and destroying the molds – this causes items to become very unique and collectible.
ACME Studios was founded in Los Angeles in 1985 by Adrian Olabuenaga and his wife, Lesley Bailey. ACME made its first appearance with a limited edition collection of jewelry designed for them by Peter Shire, the LA-based member of the world renowned Memphis Group. Soon after the initial debut, ACME released a large collection of over one hundred pieces, MEMPHIS DESIGNERS for ACME, with the help of writer Barbara Radice and designer/architect, Ettore Sottsass. Many pieces from this collection are now in the permanent collections of museums around the world (the Denver Art Museum and Brooklyn Museum of Art in the United States). The entire series is in the permanent collection of the Groninger Museum in Holland.
Acid etched brass with hand applied lacquer
Card cases hold 12-14 business cards, or 2-3 credit cards
Measures 3.75 x 2.25-inches
This product was added to our catalog on Wednesday 24 February, 2010.