Clam ashtray

A black double ashtray, from the 1990s, in the shape of two interlocking clam-like halves which join together to form an enclosed box. This ashtray was originally designed by Alan Fletcher for Mebel, Italy in 1969 it was relaunched in 1999 by Habitat in celebration of the '20th Century Legends' collection at the Design Museum. It is made from melamine a rigid plastic of middle cost (thus not used for products to be produced in vast numbers) and a material which is not only heat resistant but also self-extinguishing and thus a very good choice for an ashtray.
Designer

Manufacturer
Country
Italy
Date
1999
Dimensions
diameter 140 mm
Method
Colour
Object Number
AIBDC : 001482
Inscription
moulded: "Mebel Italy. Des. A. Fletcher" (inner edge)
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