As our first post we would like to spotlight the Authentic Jewelry of The Memphis Design Group. In 1985 Memphis founder Ettore Sottsass paired with Acme founder Adrian Olabuenaga to develop a series of jewelry pieces created by various Memphis group designers. The entire body of work created with Acme is featured in the Groninger Museum, Groningen, Holland. These pieces were officially retired and taken off of the market years ago and all of the tools & dyes used in their manufacturing were destroyed. Over the past year we have become the exclusive representative of Acme's Memphis Jewelry line. Many pieces are either sold out or near a sold out status, so you'll want to watch our blog and website for these unique collectibles pieces.
This showcase necklace is a great example of Memphis Design by Adrian Olabuenaga. This necklace titled "Atomic" measures 1 3/8" x 7 1/4" with a 15" long black rubber chain and is available for $275. This necklace won him an award with Design Plus, Germany. The matching brooch and earrings were featured in the Memphis exhibition in 2005 at the Museum of Decorative Arts in Frankfurt, Germany. Adrian's work was included in the "Memphis Designers for Acme" jewelry series at the insistence of Memphis founder Ettore Sottsass. Please keep a watch as we will continue to spotlight great Memphis Jewelry pieces that we have available on our website.
Thursday, December 3, 2009
Jewelry of The Memphis Design Group
Posted by The 80's Gallery at 8:00 PM
Labels: 80's Jewelry, Ettore Sottsass, Memphis Design
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