The Chronicle

Inspiration: Vintage Ashtrays

The latest addition to the shop, Alessi's 90010 Ashtray by Bauhaus icon Marianne Brandt (above), is a perfect example of why we started Tetra in the first place: to celebrate the heritage of great design around the ritual of smoking.

In honor of the launch, here are eight other vintage ashtray designs we love.

Small dish by Albert Kahlbrandt, 1930

Ettore Sottsass Yantra ashtray, 1969

Koloman Moser sterling silver ashtray, 1904

Walter Bosse hand ashtray for Herta Baller, 1950s

Joe Colombo Biglia ashtray

Ultima ashtray by Ljungberg and Backstrom

Bruno Munari Cubo Ashtrays, 1957

Enzo Mari Guadalupa ashtray, 1972