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Offline Anne E.B.

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Ashtray designed by Marc Newson - but who made it?
« on: September 03, 2006, 07:32:11 PM »
I think I got a bit of a bargain at this morning's carboot - an ashtray designed and signed by Australian contemporary Product and Furniture Designer, Marc Newson. http://i5.photobucket.com/albums/y195/glassie/marcnewson004.jpg

The name didn't immediately ring a bell until I googled his name and realised that he was the designer of amongst many other things, amazingly futuristic chairs which I'd seen on a t.v. programme.

It appears that he designed drinking glasses for Iittala Glassworks, Finland, but I can't find any record of who actually made this ashtray.  Does anyone know please?

I found this one in black c.1990, but there are no details of maker.  This is identical in size to mine, which is a kind of citrine colour(?)
http://drake.1stdibs.com/itemdetails.php?id=77109

Some Marc Newson designs http://www.designmuseum.org/design/marc-newson

TIA  :P
Anne E.B

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Re: Ashtray designed by Marc Newson - but who made it?
« Reply #1 on: July 20, 2008, 09:58:13 AM »
Found this post researching. I bought one of these ashtrays in turquoise this morning for £1. Now I am pleased!
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Re: Ashtray designed by Marc Newson - but who made it?
« Reply #3 on: July 20, 2008, 11:39:10 AM »
Here is a photo of mine



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Re: Ashtray designed by Marc Newson - but who made it?
« Reply #4 on: July 20, 2008, 12:15:19 PM »
Id never heard of him , until a recent hour long TV documentary , i think this one,
http://www.bbc.co.uk/imagine/episode/marc_newson.shtml

it was fascinating, everything from cars, spaceships, restaurants etc

I remember the list of household names hed worked with was amazing!

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Re: Ashtray designed by Marc Newson - but who made it?
« Reply #5 on: July 30, 2010, 12:07:44 AM »
Called the Blend Ashtray apparently, 1995:
Link to Marc Newson's website showing this item

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Re: Ashtray designed by Marc Newson - but who made it?
« Reply #6 on: February 17, 2014, 09:33:55 PM »
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