Crystal Ash Tray
This piece was inspired by art deco ashtrays prevalent in the 1980’s. By combining simple shapes, a light refracting surface, and rugged metal, the ashtray and packaging exist as an exploration of unexpected material relationships. We encased the ashtray in polyurethane foam to emphasize the precious qualities of the contents inside. The casing is screwed shut and is only capable of being opened using tools. This excessive packaging transcends product norms, forcing the consumer into an art experience.