Manufactured by Acme.
In Acme’s words, ‘this is a very special project that happened all by itself’.
Over the course of a New York meeting between Acme and the Vignellis concerning a different project, Phase 3 went from a vague idea to having two designers on board and a pen shape, concept, packaging and branding all agreed.
Vignelli then called down Richard Meier from his office in the same building, who immediately agreed to contribute a design, which was submitted within days.
In total, five recognised and revered designers form the Phase 3 project, each offering a unique finish to the blank canvas sketched by Vignelli, each taking the project in a different direction, continuing the feeling that the project had ‘a life all its own’.
Each design features a laser engraved clip and end-cap, and is housed in an individual presentation case.
Gene Meyers background is in fashion rather than product design. He started his career working for Donna Karan but is now as happy applying bold colours and shapes to homewares and accessories as he is to headscarves and neckties.
Limited to only 500, this is a great opportunity for the serious collector to invest in the work of one of the leading practitioners of late 20th century design.
Manufactured in hand applied-lacquer, brass and copper with two die cut holes drilled through the cap.
Length: 15.1 cm
Diameter: 1.27 cm
Designed by Gene Meyer