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Modern Ashtrays

MODERN STYLE

The late 19th and early 20th centuries saw sweeping social change and major scientific advances — both of which contributed to a new aesthetic: modernism. Rejecting the rigidity of Victorian artistic conventions, modernists sought a new means of expression. References to the natural world and ornate classical embellishments gave way to the sleek simplicity of the Machine Age. Architect Philip Johnson characterized the hallmarks of modernism as “machine-like simplicity, smoothness or surface [and] avoidance of ornament.”

Early practitioners of modernist design include the De Stijl (“The Style”) group, founded in the Netherlands in 1917, and the Bauhaus School, founded two years later in Germany.

Followers of both groups produced sleek, spare designs — many of which became icons of daily life in the 20th century. The modernists rejected both natural and historical references and relied primarily on industrial materials such as metal, glass, plywood, and, later, plastics. While Bauhaus principals Marcel Breuer and Ludwig Mies van der Rohe created furniture from mass-produced, chrome-plated steel, American visionaries like Charles and Ray Eames worked in materials as novel as molded plywood and fiberglass. Today, Breuer’s Wassily chair, Mies van der Rohe’s Barcelona chaircrafted with his romantic partner, designer Lilly Reich — and the Eames lounge chair are emblems of progressive design and vintage originals are prized cornerstones of collections.

It’s difficult to overstate the influence that modernism continues to wield over designers and architects — and equally difficult to overstate how revolutionary it was when it first appeared a century ago. But because modernist furniture designs are so simple, they can blend in seamlessly with just about any type of décor. Don’t overlook them.

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Style: Modern
Handpanited Vide-Poches, Pin Tray Set of 3
Located in ROCCAVIVARA CB, IT
Handpainted trays from our Menagerie collection.
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Ashtrays

Materials

Iron

'Serpentine Ashtray' Handmade Glass Ashtray by Simone Crestani
Located in Camisano Vicentino, IT
'Serpentine Ashtray' A Hand-Made Glass Ashtray by Simone Crestani Serpentine Ashtray is one of the pieces from the Serpentine Collection. "Collection of serpentine table objects co...
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Ashtrays

Materials

Glass

Contemporary Bronze Ashtray, LINES by Reda Amalou, 2015
Located in Paris, FR
The solid bronze ashtray is designed with a patterned removable top. The motif used here, a repetition of lines and voids, has been developed by Reda Amalou and is used in several pi...
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21st Century and Contemporary Vietnamese Modern Ashtrays

Materials

Brass, Bronze

Italian Murano Fratelli Toso Pink Blue White & Gold Art Glass Bowl or Ashtray
Located in New York, NY
A beautiful and substantial Italian Murano art glass bowl or ashtray with ribbon design, circa Mid-20th century, Italy, attributed to Fratelli Toso. There are four indents around top...
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1960s Italian Vintage Modern Ashtrays

Materials

Art Glass, Blown Glass, Murano Glass

Squash Light Blue Ashtray, by Maria Sanchez from Memphis Milano
Located in Pregnana Milanese, IT
The Squash Light Blue Ashtray in ceramic was originally designed in 1985 by Maria Sanchez for Memphis Milano. The Squash ashtray is one of the smallest objects in the Memphis Milano ...
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Ashtrays

Materials

Ceramic

Handpaited Vide-Poches 'pin tray' Set of 3
Located in ROCCAVIVARA CB, IT
Hand painted trays from our Menagerie collection.
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Ashtrays

Materials

Iron

Danese Milano Small Cubo Ashtray in Orange Aluminum by Bruno Munari
Located in Hicksville, NY
Small Orange Cubo is an ashtray made up of two simple elements: a cube shaped shell open on one side contains an element made of bent sheet metal. This element is designed so that th...
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Ashtrays

Materials

Aluminum

Squash Yellow Ashtray, by Maria Sanchez from Memphis Milano
Located in Pregnana Milanese, IT
The Squash Yellow Ashtray in ceramic was originally designed in 1985 by Maria Sanchez for Memphis Milano. The Squash ashtray is one of the smallest objects in the Memphis Milano coll...
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Ashtrays

Materials

Ceramic

Gonzo Grenade Ashtray, Hand Blown and Cut Contemporary Glass Ashtray
Located in New York, NY
Inspired by the real life and fictional escapades of Hunter S. Thompson, the gonzo grenade ashtray hopes to honor his fondness for smoking and explosives. This two-piece set is blown...
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21st Century and Contemporary American Modern Ashtrays

Materials

Blown Glass

21st Century Federico Peri Cut Ashtray Murano Glass Various Colors
Located in Brembate di Sopra (BG), IT
21st century Federico Peri IRIDE CUT ashtray Murano glass various colors. Iride is a collection of ashtrays comprised of three different circular models with engravings drawn from ...
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Ashtrays

Materials

Murano Glass

Danese Milano Small Cubo Ashtray in White Aluminum by Bruno Munari
Located in Hicksville, NY
Small White Cubo is an ashtray made up of two simple elements: a cube shaped shell open on one side contains an element made of bent sheet metal. This element is designed so that the...
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Ashtrays

Materials

Aluminum

"B" Marble Ashtray, Morfosi
Located in Geneve, CH
"B" marble ashtray - Morfosi Dimensions: D 18 x W 10 cm Materials: brown marble. Available in custom dimensions and materials. The Morfosi brand has as its guideline the stylis...
Category

2010s Italian Modern Ashtrays

Materials

Marble

Murano Glass Three Cigarettes Ashtray
Located in Guaynabo, PR
This is a tangerine color scoop shaped bowl ashtray for three cigarettes.
Category

Mid-20th Century Italian Modern Ashtrays

Materials

Blown Glass

Danese Milano Ponza Floor Ashtray in Black Aluminum by Bruno Munari
Located in Hicksville, NY
Black Ponza is a standing floor ashtray. A bent sheet of aluminium is inserted into a square-shaped metal tube and can be removed so that the contents can e emptied. Bruno Munari ...
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Ashtrays

Materials

Aluminum

Squash Ashtray, by Maria Sanchez from Memphis Milano
Located in Pregnana Milanese, IT
The Squash Ashtray is made in ceramic, and is one of the smallest objects in the Memphis Milano collection. The overlapping of shapes and colors are distinctive of the “Memphis” phil...
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Ashtrays

Materials

Ceramic

Contemporary Bronze Incense Box or ashtray, LINES by Reda Amalou, 2020
Located in Paris, FR
The bronze incense box or ashtray is designed with a patterned removable top. The motif used here, a repetition of lines and voids, has been developed by Reda Amalou and is used in s...
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Vietnamese Modern Ashtrays

Materials

Brass, Bronze

Squash Purple Ashtray, by Maria Sanchez from Memphis Milano
Located in Pregnana Milanese, IT
The Squash Purple Ashtray in ceramic was originally designed in 1985 by Maria Sanchez for Memphis Milano. The Squash ashtray is one of the smallest objects in the Memphis Milano coll...
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Ashtrays

Materials

Ceramic

21st Century Federico Peri Stripe Ashtray Murano Glass Various Colors
Located in Brembate di Sopra (BG), IT
21st century Federico Peri IRIDE STRIPE ashtray Murano glass various colors. Iride is a collection of ashtrays comprised of three different circular models with engravings drawn fr...
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Ashtrays

Materials

Murano Glass

Small Tiffany Elsa Peretti Cobalt Blue Thumbprint Glass Bowl
Located in Haddonfield, NJ
Small vintage Elsa Peretti Cobalt blue thumbprint glass bowl by Tiffany.
Category

Late 20th Century Italian Modern Ashtrays

Materials

Art Glass

21st Century Federico Peri Plissé Ashtray Murano Glass Various Colors
Located in Brembate di Sopra (BG), IT
21st century Federico Peri IRIDE PLISSE' ashtray Murano glass various colors. Iride is a collection of ashtrays comprised of three different circular models with engravings drawn f...
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Ashtrays

Materials

Murano Glass

Italian Modern Murano Art Glass Ashtray or Bowl
Located in New York, NY
A beautiful and substantial Italian modern Murano art glass ashtray or bowl, circa late 20th century, Italy. Beautiful as a stand-alone object, candy dish (as demonstrated), or its i...
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1970s Italian Vintage Modern Ashtrays

Materials

Murano Glass, Art Glass

Danese Milano Large Barbados Ashtray in Black Ceramic by Angelo Mangiarotti
Located in Hicksville, NY
Large Black Barbados is a glazed ceramic ashtray made up of two parts: a circular base and a ring shaped lid that fits on top and hides part of the contents. The simple, pure geometr...
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Ashtrays

Materials

Ceramic

Danese Milano Levanzo Ashtray in Aluminum by Bruno Munari
Located in Hicksville, NY
Levanzo is a standing floor ashtray with built in rubbish bin in satin finished stainless steel and anodized aluminium. Bruno Munari was one of the most important Italian architec...
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Ashtrays

Materials

Aluminum

Rick Owens Cast Bronze Ashtray or Vide Poche Nitrate Patina
Located in Chicago, IL
Rick Owens bronze relic collection ashtray or vide poche. This is shown in the nitrate patina. Originally designed in 2012. Each piece is handcrafted in France and each bronze is ...
Category

2010s French Modern Ashtrays

Materials

Bronze

Danese Milano Ponza Floor Ashtray in Natural Aluminum by Bruno Munari
Located in Hicksville, NY
Natural Ponza is a standing floor ashtray. A bent sheet of aluminium is inserted into a square-shaped metal tube and can be removed so that the contents can e emptied. Bruno Munar...
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Ashtrays

Materials

Aluminum

Emilio Pucci & Hans Theo Baumann Porcelain Vessel for Rosenthal Studio-Line
Located in New York, NY
A small and beautiful Hans Theo Baumann and Emilio Pucci designed porcelain vessel for Rosenthal 'Studio-Linie', Berlin, circa late 20th century, Germany. Piece is a glazed white por...
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Late 20th Century German Modern Ashtrays

Materials

Porcelain

Sculptural Copper and Brass Standing Catchall, 1960s France
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Sculptural standing catchall made of brass and copper. Large solid copper bowl with a thin rim floats atop a substantial copper rod. The copper body of the catchall is affixed to a b...
Category

1960s French Vintage Modern Ashtrays

Materials

Brass, Copper

Italian Tommaso Barbi Brass & Emerald Green Vide-Poche Catchall Ashtray, 1970s
Located in New York, NY
An Italian '70s Modern / Mid-Century Modern period Tommaso Barbi brass and Emerald green ceramic vide-poche catchall or ashtray, circa 1970s, Italy. Piece is by Italian designer Tomm...
Category

1970s Italian Vintage Modern Ashtrays

Materials

Brass

21st Century Federico Peri Satin Ashtray Murano Glass Various Colors
Located in Brembate di Sopra (BG), IT
21st century Federico Peri IRIDE SATIN ashtray Murano glass various colors. Iride is a collection of ashtrays comprised of three different circular models with engravings drawn fro...
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Ashtrays

Materials

Murano Glass

21st Century Federico Peri Ashtray Plissé Murano Glass Various Colors
Located in Brembate di Sopra (BG), IT
21st Century Federico Peri IRIDE Ashtray Murano Glass Various Colors and Versions: PLISSE' - STRIPE - SATIN - CUT. Iride is a collection of ashtrays comprised of three different cir...
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Ashtrays

Materials

Murano Glass

Tomw Bowl by Fakasaka Design
Located in Geneve, CH
Tomw bowl by Fakasaka Design Dimensions: W 19 cm D 19 cm H 8.5 cm. Materials: dark bronze. TOMW BOWL / ASHTRAY / CENTERPIECE / CANDLEHOLDER. Also available in polished bronze. ...
Category

2010s Brazilian Modern Ashtrays

Materials

Bronze

1970s Modernist Murano Glass Ashtray by Formia
Located in Aci Castello, IT
An extremely rare Murano glass ashtray designed and manufactured by Formia, it's a block of transparent and satin glass in lovely conditions.
Category

Mid-20th Century Italian Modern Ashtrays

Materials

Murano Glass

Dear Sonia Bowl by Fakasaka Design
Located in Geneve, CH
Dear Sonia bowl by Fakasaka Design Dimensions: W 36 cm D 30 cm H 7 cm. Materials: Polished Bronze + Onyx Transluced Marbled FAKASAKA is a design company focused on production...
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2010s Brazilian Modern Ashtrays

Materials

Onyx, Bronze

Mark Small Box by Fakasaka Design
Located in Geneve, CH
Mark small box by Fakasaka Design Dimensions: W 10 cm D 10 cm H 6.5 cm. Materials: black/brown bronze. Also available in polished bronze. FAKASAKA is a design company focused...
Category

2010s Brazilian Modern Ashtrays

Materials

Bronze

Mariae Bowl by Fakasaka Design
Located in Geneve, CH
Mariae Bowl by Fakasaka Design. Dimensions: W 40 cm D 13 cm H 8 cm. Materials: polished bronze. FAKASAKA is a design company focused on production of high-end furniture, lighti...
Category

2010s Brazilian Modern Ashtrays

Materials

Bronze

Donna Bowl by Fakasaka Design
Located in Geneve, CH
Donna bowl by Fakasaka Design Dimensions: W 36 cm D 12 cm H 7 cm. Materials: polished bronze. FAKASAKA is a design company focused on production of high-end furniture, lighting...
Category

2010s Brazilian Modern Ashtrays

Materials

Bronze

Dear Celia Bowl by Fakasaka Design
Located in Geneve, CH
Dear Celia bowl by Fakasaka Design. Dimensions: W 36 cm D 30 cm H 7 cm. Materials: polished bronze. FAKASAKA is a design company focused on production of high-end furniture, li...
Category

2010s Brazilian Modern Ashtrays

Materials

Bronze

Joan Small Box by Fakasaka Design
Located in Geneve, CH
Joan small box by Fakasaka Design Dimensions: W 10 cm D 10 cm H 6.5 cm. Materials: polished bronze. Also available in black/brown bronze. FAKASAKA is a design company focused...
Category

2010s Brazilian Modern Ashtrays

Materials

Bronze

Florence Box by Fakasaka Design
Located in Geneve, CH
Florence box by Fakasaka Design Dimensions: W 10 cm D 10 cm H 9 cm. Materials: polished bronze. FAKASAKA is a design company focused on production of high-end furniture, lighti...
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2010s Brazilian Modern Ashtrays

Materials

Bronze

Hilda Bowl by Fakasaka Design
Located in Geneve, CH
Hilda bowl by Fakasaka Design Dimensions: W 78 cm D 41 cm H 12 cm. Materials: polished bronze. Also available in dark bronze. FAKASAKA is a design company focused on producti...
Category

2010s Brazilian Modern Ashtrays

Materials

Bronze

Hilda Bowl by Fakasaka Design
Located in Geneve, CH
Hilda bowl by Fakasaka Design Dimensions: W 78 cm D 41 cm H 12 cm. Materials: dark bronze. Also available in polished bronze. FAKASAKA is a design company focused on producti...
Category

2010s Brazilian Modern Ashtrays

Materials

Bronze

Mark Small Box by Fakasaka Design
Located in Geneve, CH
Mark small box by Fakasaka Design Dimensions: W 10 cm D 10 cm H 6.5 cm. Materials: polished bronze. Also available in black/brown bronze. FAKASAKA is a design company focused...
Category

2010s Brazilian Modern Ashtrays

Materials

Bronze

Natalie Box by Fakasaka Design
Located in Geneve, CH
Natalie box by Fakasaka Design Dimensions: W 15.5 cm D 15.5 cm H 9.5 Materials: polished bronze, agate. FAKASAKA is a design company focused on production of high-end furniture...
Category

2010s Brazilian Modern Ashtrays

Materials

Bronze

Flavio Poli Murano Sommerso Turquoise and Green Glass Bowl / Ashtray Vintage
Located in North Miami, FL
This large chunky vintage Italian Murano glass bowl by Flavio Poli is layers of luscious sommerso glass of turquoise and shades of greens with a hint of amber depending on the play o...
Category

1960s Italian Vintage Modern Ashtrays

Materials

Blown Glass

Charlie Bowl by Fakasaka Design
Located in Geneve, CH
Charlie bowl by Fakasaka Design Dimensions: W 19.5 cm D 19.5 cm H 3.5 cm. Materials: black/brown bronze. Charlie bowl / ashtray / centerpiece / candle holder / card holder F...
Category

2010s Brazilian Modern Ashtrays

Materials

Bronze

Nina Bowl by Fakasaka Design
Located in Geneve, CH
Nina bowl by Fakasaka Design Dimensions: W 35 cm D 10 cm H 3.5 cm Materials: black/brown bronze. NINA BOWL / ASHTRAY / CENTERPIECE / CANDLE HOLDER / CARD HOLDER FAKASAKA is ...
Category

2010s Brazilian Modern Ashtrays

Materials

Bronze

Squash Gold Ashtray, by Maria Sanchez from Memphis Milano
Located in Pregnana Milanese, IT
The Squash Gold Ashtray in ceramic was originally designed in 1985 by Maria Sanchez for Memphis Milano. The Squash ashtray is one of the smallest objects in the Memphis Milano collec...
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Ashtrays

Materials

Ceramic

Morrison Bowl by Fakasaka Design
Located in Geneve, CH
Morrison bowl by Fakasaka Design Dimensions: W 19.5 cm D 19.5 cm H 3.5cm. Materials: dark bronze. MORRISON BOWL / ASHTRAY / CENTERPIECE / CANDLE HOLDER / CARD HOLDER FAKASAK...
Category

2010s Brazilian Modern Ashtrays

Materials

Bronze

Charlie Bowl by Fakasaka Design
Located in Geneve, CH
Charlie bowl by Fakasaka Design Dimensions: W 22 cm D 22 cm H 4 cm. Materials: polished bronze. CHARLIE BOWL / ASHTRAY / CENTERPIECE / CANDLE HOLDER / CARD HOLDER FAKASAKA i...
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2010s Brazilian Modern Ashtrays

Materials

Bronze

Cure Bowl by Fakasaka Design
Located in Geneve, CH
Cure bowl by Fakasaka Design Dimensions: W 19.5 cm D 19.5 cm H 3.5cm. Materials: polished bronze. FAKASAKA is a design company focused on production of high-end furniture, ligh...
Category

2010s Brazilian Modern Ashtrays

Materials

Bronze

Tomw Bowl by Fakasaka Design
Located in Geneve, CH
Tomw bowl by Fakasaka Design Dimensions: W 19 cm D 19 cm H 8.5 cm. Materials: polished bronze. TOMW BOWL / ASHTRAY / CENTERPIECE / CANDLEHOLDER FAKASAKA is a design company ...
Category

2010s Brazilian Modern Ashtrays

Materials

Bronze

Monique Gerber Brutalist Bronze Ashtray, France, 1970s
Located in Milan, IT
Sculptural Monique Gerber Brutalist bronze ashtray, France, 1970s.
Category

1970s French Vintage Modern Ashtrays

Materials

Bronze

Ashtray 4633 Design by De Ferrari and Maccarrone for Kartell, 1970's
By Giorgio De Ferrari, Kartell, Maccarrone
Located in FERROL, ES
Ashtray 4633 design by De Ferrari and Maccarrone for Kartell, 1970's Black and green ABS plastic, some marks and scratches, visible in the photos. Measurements: 11x11x11 cm.
Category

1970s Italian Vintage Modern Ashtrays

Materials

Plastic

Vintage Porcelain Ashtray White and Green with Coat of Arms
Located in North Hollywood, CA
Vintage Porcelain ashtray white and green with coat of arms. Hand-painted, 1980s White porcelain with green design in relief.. Very good condition. Measures: 7.5” W x 6.5” x 1.5".
Category

Late 20th Century Modern Ashtrays

Materials

Porcelain

Clash Bowl by Fakasaka Design
Located in Geneve, CH
Clash bowl by Fakasaka Design Dimensions: W 19.5 cm D 19.5 cm H 3.5cm. Materials: polished bronze. FAKASAKA is a design company focused on production of high-end furniture, lig...
Category

2010s Brazilian Modern Ashtrays

Materials

Bronze

Italian 1970s Glass and Mirror Table Ashtray
Located in Milan, IT
Italian 1970s glass and mirror table ashtray. Diagonally cut sides.  
Category

1970s Italian Vintage Modern Ashtrays

Materials

Glass

Rod Bowl by Fakasaka Design
Located in Geneve, CH
Rod Bowl by Fakasaka Design Dimensions: W 19.5 cm D 19.5 cm H 3.5cm. Materials: dark bronze. Rod bowl / ashtray / centerpiece / candle holder / card holder. FAKASAKA is a de...
Category

2010s Brazilian Modern Ashtrays

Materials

Bronze

Christian Dior Crystal Cigar Ashtray Bowl Dish Catchall Desk Tidy
Located in Atlanta, GA
Lovely Christian Dior crystal cigar ashtray or bowl or desk tidy with a heavily carved pattern. This elegant piece features stripes carved around it. It is marked underside with the ...
Category

1980s French Vintage Modern Ashtrays

Materials

Crystal

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