4 function ruler penby Adrian Olabuenaga
- the story
The Fantastic Four
Simplify your desk and your pockets with this super-thin innovative ruler pen that features an orange highlighter, a black ballpoint pen, a pencil and a PDA stylus all in one.
To change the options, simply hold the pen horizontally and rotate it until the icon for the desired function faces up, then just click on button #1. To retract any function click on button #2. Ruler features centimeters and inches and there is an eraser under button #1. Instructions and case included. Refills available for lead, ink, highlighter, stylus, and eraser.
Designed by Adrian Olabuenaga, who set out to create the world's thinnest four-function pen and limit the amount of writing utensils people needed. Made in China.
Click here to see the 4 function pen in action.
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- Made from
- aluminum, metal, ink, lacquer finish
- 5.63" L x .34" W
- Black pen ink and orange highlighter ink included. To clean, gently dust with dry cloth.
- the maker
Designer 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.
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