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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 but he also currently designs for Ritzenhoff, Boeing, Disney, Mercedes Benz, Warner Bros. and many others, as well as creating corporate identities and branding for many companies. 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 designerarchitect, 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.