Founded in 1985, by Adrian Olabuenaga and Lesley Bailey his wife. Their first product collection was a limited edition series of jewelry designed by Peter Shire, a member of the famous Memphis group. Later, with the help of Barbara Radice & designer/architect Ettore Sottsass, ACME's new collection (Memphis Designers for ACME), was a huge collection of jewelry over a hundred works, with 14 designers and architects, including Andrea Branzi, Aldo Cibic, Michele De Lucchi, Ettore Sottsass, Matteo Thun, etc. This collection debuted at the Cooper Hewitt Design Museum 1986, along with the last stop for the MEMPHIS touring show, before returning to Italy .
This was followed by many collections; such as “Architects for ACME” (curated by Phillip Johnson), “Artists for ACME” (curated by Billy Al Bengston), “Alchimia for ACME” (curated by Alessandro Mendini), “ACME Collection” (curated by Rod Dyer), “Hispanic Artists for ACME” (curated by Carlos Almaraz), working with many designers from different backgrounds and specializations, achieving success and gaining new status in the design industry.
After that, ACME developed into different products like wrist watches, men's accessories, leather goods, etc. ACME also completed an architectural work, where Ettore Sottsass designed CASA Maui for Adrian and Lesley in Maui , Hawaii . In recent years, ACME has continually created new collections and developed new technologies to produce writing tools, driving new possibilities for designs in this area.
Acme 4FP Pens are the world's thinnest 4-function pen. The 4FP pens contains a black ballpoint, orange hi-liter, pencil .7mm and PDA stylus.
The Acme 7FP Pens are the new and improved multi-function designed pens featuring additional functionality, including a capacitive touch stylus.
These Limited Edition pens commemorate Americana, and come in a beautifully designed tin box.
The Beatles are now immortalized in an Acme pen. New additions to this Acme limited collection are added semi-annually.
Retractable Ballpoint/Rollerball pen. Conveniently slim in width.
Choose from a variety of Acme Business Card Holders designed by renowned artists.
A fun and new look for your pen, and makes an excellent gift as well.
Chrome-plated stainless steel case with lacquered pattern on one side. Perfect for touch ups!
Available in four different styles. Each desk pen is designed by a famous artist, architect, or designer.
These acid etched chrome plated steel business card holders feature famous artist design.
New Line of Hybrid Pens take Form & Function to a New Level.
One of the most popular figures in the history of rock music.
These eye-pleasing retractable pens are a must have for all designers and design fanatics.
Desk accessory to station your best writing pens.
The Pink Floyd Pen and Card Case set is a Limited Edition set celebrating the 40th Anniversary of the album Dark Side of the Moon.
ACME Studios Genuine refills include rollerball pen refills, fountain pen cartridges, replacement front sections and ballpoint cartridges.
Stiletto rollerballs feature magnetic cap. Each one includes a bio card providing biographical information about the artist/designer.
Every pen is unique featuring design created by world famous artists, architects, or designers.