Adrian Olabuenaga was born in 1955 in Buenos Aires, Argentina and 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 formed ACME Studios with Lesley Bailey. His jewelry designs were included in the original Memphis Designers for ACME, as suggested by Ettore Sottsass. Presently living in Maui, Hawaii, he continues to design and collaborate with the best in their respective fields.