During her education in the metal factory of the Bauhaus in Weimar, Marianne Brandt designed her most popular products. One of these is, without any doubt, the astray MB 23E which she created in 1924 and which is produced with her original design by Tecnolumen today.
The cylindric astray is made of polished stainless steel and convinces through its Bauhaus-typical, realistic and functional style. The top has a cigarette tray and a tilt mechanism. Ash and cigarette filters are easily put into the bin below it. The top is at the same time a anti-syphon trap. Ever since, this simple principle was copied by various other designers, and manufacturers created similar ashtrays like this one.
The ashtray MB 23E by Marianne Brandt is a real Bauhaus classic and a daily used object. The shape and the function are universall and timeless.