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ANTONI GAUDI, (1852-1926) born in Reus, Spain, is considered one of the most influential architects of the 20th century. His collaborations with local artisans produced some of the most experimental and visually striking structures in Spain. His overtly unorthodox homes, churches, furniture and interiors reveal his intricate ability to utilize a wide variety of materials - most notably his colorful use of ceramic mosaic tiling. Some of his greatest accomplishments included: Casa Mil (1906-1910) - an artificial yet natural building which can be seen as a summary of all the forms he has become famous for. Gell Park (1900-1914), a massive recreational area in Barcelona, draws its forms from natural elements, creating impressive structures which often mimic the organic. Sagrada Familia (1883), is a church reminiscent of the Gothic tradition, but the ornate use of sculpture and mosaic tiling is unmistakably Gaudi. This was his final, and most important project. 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.