Vintage ApolloPN58 ashtray by Sersterug Criant
Vintage ApolloPN58 ashtray by Sersterug Criant
Vintage ApolloPN58 ashtray by Sersterug Criant
Vintage ApolloPN58 ashtray by Sersterug Criant

Vintage ApolloPN58 ashtray by Sersterug Criant

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Smoking kills, but...

With the habit of smoking drastically decreasing all over the world according to statistics, all kinds of paraphernalia connected to that universe are becoming a scarcer and scarcer sight in today's society. If, on one hand, this is good for people's health, one might argue that on the other hand it is a missed chance of having finely designed accessories on our desks, shelves and tables.

Vintage ashtrays are indeed celebrated for their design, innovative and ironic shapes, bright colours or wise choice of materials: they needed to be attractive and contemporary, to match the interiors of homes, bars, hotels and shops. For decades, furthermore, they have been the ideal medium to promote both cigarettes and beverages brands as well as venues, restaurants and clubs, just by placing a logo on them.

The present ashtray is the perfect and nostalgic representation of an era: with its mechanical appearance, machined from solid aluminium, it evokes visions and memories of the Sixties; it will look as cool on your desk as it would have on the set of Stanley Kubrik's "2001 - A Space Odyssey", if only Bowman and Poole smoked...

A refined, attractive and sought after object, the bottom reads "Design by Sersterug Criant" as well as "Patent Brev Depose Made in Italy". Sersterug Criant is an obscure name - it's impossible to determine whether it was a person, a brand or whatever. Other identical ashtrays make sporadical appearances on online selling platforms, yet the brand remains a mystery to these days.