The ashtray from Alessi consists of two elements and his design would be nowadays called “classic” from most of the people. Because everybody knows the cylindrical form by heart, despite the fact that it has been part of the Industrial Design’s birth only in 1926, which has been the development of the traditional smith-handicraft going out of the metal workshop of the Bauhaus, and embossed aesthetic concepts until today.
The base is cylindrically formed and based on the ground circle element. In the middle there elevates the cone that ends in the ground spherical element, as half sphere. Here is exactly where the conical lid begins so that the smells to always stay inside of the ashtray. The usage of geometrical forms is characteristic for Marianne Brandt, who designed the shapely object at the Dassau Bauhaus.
That is how smokers have their profit from an ashtray that has been produced already since 1985 by Alessi with the Bauhaus licence.Also in our blog:
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