Keyhole Key Ring by Adrian Olabuenaga for Acme Studio
"Keyhole" Key Ring, a design by Adrian Olabuenaga, comes from ACME Studio's line of designer key rings. The design features an old style key hole and plated in copper with the intention of aging and changing over time.
These key rings are made of a special zinc alloy and a braided stainless steel wire to hold the keys, with hand applied enamel depicting the unique artwork or design done by the designer. Each key ring is package in a black ACME box.
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.
The Acme Key Ring collection is available here.
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