Inspired while working on a Smokers Lounge for a Restaurant Project in Gendarmenmarkt, we took some time away from the Studio to machine two extruded aluminium u-profiles for the purposes of an experimental ashtray. The u-profile lends itself to our design and fabrication approach because of the already-available form and economy of material. For our fabrication, a minimal v-form is machined away leaving an industrial looking shed-roof form. The minimally machined parts lock together as opposites forming friction fitting.

Design and Fabrication: Justin Allen

Photography: Ann Katrin Warter