"OH-Ring" Retractable Ballpoint by Larry Laske
"Pens may have a rubber area located near the pen tip, for gripping/comfort. but it is generally fixed. I wanted to create an adjustable area, where the user can adjust the gripping/comfort area, as they desire, and also change it just as quickly. The o-rings not only provide the adjustability, but also a slightly whimsical, game like relief for restlessness, nervousness or impatience. At first it may look like a textured rubber sleeve, but then the discovery is in the fact that the rubber area is comprised of several o-rings, which are adjustable to numerous configuration, satisfying each individual users grip and comfort, as each user has a very personal way to grip a pen. I wanted to create a serious looking pen, while adding a discovery, which is where the name Oh-Ring came in to play."
"I like the hard and soft quality: hard representing a precision instrument, and the soft representing the organic, the user interaction. No matter how technical an object may be, it needs a friendly, inviting human interface." -Larry Laske
The pen is presented in a custom black box and covered with a frosted plastic sleeve.
ACME Studio writing instruments are well designed with a comfortable weight and shape. Pens are constructed using metal barrels with hand applied color images - the finest lacquers are used. This is a designers' writing instrument for a designer and/or an enthusiast with a keen sense of style.
About ACME Studio
Started in 1985, ACME Studio is an international product design company, producing and marketing writing instruments, and other design objects. Its products are the result of cooperation with the world's leading architects, designers, artists, foundations, estates, and institutions. ACME Studio has a habit of producing limited editions and/or discontinuing products and destroying the molds - this causes items to become very unique and collectible.