HATCH Antimicrobial Etched Card Case, des. Karl Zahn for ACME


By: Acme
The "Hatch" etched card case was designed by Karl Zahn to take advantage of the innate properties of brass and its remarkable ability to self sterilise. Within a few hours of contact with the brass ions, any bacteria or microorganism dies. While this effect is not new and the concept is centuries old, we don't currently utilise this material's enormous potential. This antiseptic quality lends itself perfectly to situations where hygiene is a priority, including the medical profession. 
  • "Hatch" was designed by Brooklyn based designer Karl Zahn.
  • The card case comes presented in a black ACME box with a black sleeve.

About Karl Zahn: 

KARL ZAHN is a freelance product and furniture designer in Greenpoint, Brooklyn. His work examines contemporary materials and historical technologies in an attempt to create modern hybrids that are more applicable, beautiful and sustainable. While the product design portion of his work is driven by problem solving and necessity, the furniture side expresses his pared down simplicity and stark aesthetic as a blend of modernist hard lines and surfaces with a Danish sensitivity to materials and joinery. Each piece is designed to withstand the passing of trends and foster complex relationships that grow more endearing over time. BFA ID Rhode Island School of Design, 2003.