Author Topic: Chance Ashtray Robert GOODDEN - Superb design: functional,beautiful,made to last  (Read 2046 times)

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Offline flying free

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I could have added this to another thread, but I think this deserves a thread on on it's own.  I like to buy most of our things second hand or 'pre-loved' and I like to use things that are well designed (obviously 'in my eyes' as I guess all these things are down to personal preference). 

To me that means functional foremost but also beautiful and of quality construction, made to last, and as an added extra should also be mould breaking in design or absolutely of it's time.

I bought this to add to my glass collection, but I do think these ashtrays fulfil all those criteria and are the most stunning piece of design. 

I had a green sludge coloured uranium one and sold it.  I have seen one in a superb yellow but at the time didn't buy it as it was chipped (and now I kick myself because I have never ever seen another).  This one is a lavender blue, more lavender in the flesh than the photo depicts.

 I do think they should be in the Design Museum. 
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Re: Chance Ashtray Robert GOODDEN - Superb design:
« Reply #1 on: May 02, 2012, 11:31:36 AM »
Agree with you 100%.

Can only add that it reminds me of the UNDERGROUND signs.


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yes you're right  :)
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Great minds think alike,the one on the left is uv reactive ;D ;D


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I sold my uv one.  Regret it slightly  ::) but I'm hanging out to find another yellow one  ;D
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Not seen a yellow one,how many colours did they do? ;D


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Why has it got Parker in relief script on the base?   Parker pens?

Bernard C.  8)
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I believe so.
I've fondled Christine's U-one. It has a very satisfying and comfortable feel. :)
Cheers, Sue (M)

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Sue they are incredibly tactile aren't they, and heavy?  another plus for the design.
Bernard the Parker is for I think Parker Beacon  a tobacco company.
It is quite difficult to find these now, especially those not damaged by having their 'wings' knocked.
Keith I don't know how many colours but I've just seen one in banded yellow matthey crinkles on clear  :o - not nice - I'm quite sure Robert Gooden didn't think of matthey crinkles decorating his designs  when he came up with it ;D
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Whoever came up with matthey crinkles was a sadist.  :P

Cheers, Sue (M)

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