If the main purpose of an ashtray is to hide cigarette butts so you always think it’s your first one, then Arne Jacobsen (1902-1971) did a good job. I like it when form follows function. Jacobsen is mainly known for his chairs, but he also designed about twenty household products for the Danish company Stelton.
Stelton was founded in 1960 with the mission to make high quality stainless steel products. This ashtray is made out of a satin polished 18/8 stainless steel. 18/8 stands for a composition of 18% chromium, 8% nickel and 74% iron. The equivalent American rating is 301.
The ashtray is made out of two parts.
After the cigarette is out, one just turns the handle and the ugly butt disappears.
Please don’t think that I want to promote smoking. It is bad for you and doesn’t look cool. Here is an image of Johnny Cash from the impossible cool.