All posts tagged: Frank Lloyd Wright

ACME Eyeglass Cases

ACME Studio, a Hawaiian company famous for their colorful pens, card cases, and other accessories, has introduced a fun new line of eyeglass cases designed by artists, designers, and architects, including designs inspired by the work of Frank Lloyd Wright and Antoni Guadi. My favorites are the X-Ray design by Ben Hall, featuring drawings from vintage advertisements, and the clever Eye Chart case designed by Adrian Olabuenaga. Other designs in the collection include pieces by Debora Jedwab, Constantin Boym, and Arik Levy, among others. The cases are $35 each and are available through Design Mafia.

Pico Jewelry Collections

Montclair, New Jersey-based industrial designer Andrea Panico has designed tabletop pieces for furniture retailer west elm, served as director of product design for the world-renowed (and single-monikered) designer Clodagh, and worked at the international design firm STUDIOS Architecture. Her work with jewerly began during her graduate studies in Industrial Design at Pratt Institute in Brooklyn, and her Pico collection¬†of jewelry is now produced in Indonesia by a team of skilled artisans the designer met while working with a furniture manufacturer in Bali (all wood used in the collection is scrap wood from nearby factories). Panico’s Little Architecture line, with almost 70 skus, translates the work of architects Santiago Calatrava, Luis Barragan, Tadao Ando, and others, into small scale jewelry structures including earrings, pendants, bracelets, and necklaces. Her accompanying Frank Lloyd Wright collection successfully brings a modern edge to Wright’s Prairie School style. Constructed primarily from silver, Indonesian teak, and ebony, the line is sophisticated and modern without crossing over into avant-garde and uncomfortable (I strongly prefer it to most of Frank Gehry’s pieces available from …