An exclusive collaboration with @maisonrogue. Our design inspiration began with a look at vintage ash trays, objects that created nostalgia for passatempos.
We researched shapes of ash trays past and landed on an elegant disk with four notches. The marble was selected for functional purposes, a stone that would allow ashes to blend while maintaining a lighter composure.
What we did not expect, was the piece to bring us back to our rizes (or "roots" in Greek). Marble veins flowing like tree roots transported us to Greek summers spent in tiny mountain villages.
The working hands of our grandparents, darkened by the picking of tobacco. The twisting of a cigarette in the platia ("town square" in Greek) while bouzouki music rang through the summer night. The wisp of our grandmother's skirt as she danced to her favorite song. The click click of a lighter next to sugary chunks of watermelon. The extinguishing of a cigarette in the early morning hours, indicating the stories of the night had come to a close.
And at the heart of it all, an ashtray, always at the center of every table.
details + notes
size: 5 x 5 x 1 1/4 in
material: marble | quarried in mexico | stone grains will vary from piece to piece
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