Designed by ACME Studios, this card case captures the intricate structure of the windows of the Robie House, is a U.S. National Historic Landmark in Chicago's Hyde Park. Designed and built between 1908 and 1910 by architect Frank Lloyd Wright for businessman Frederick Robie, the house is considered the greatest example of Prairie style of architecture.
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.
Mirror chrome metal finish inside and out
Unique epoxy image applied to the lid
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 Friday 26 February, 2010.