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OSLO ashtrays and cigarette-box, André Ricard (1968)

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    Posted 9 years ago

    austrohung…
    (585 items)

    And here you have the third design: OSLO!

    In this case Ricard designed also a cigarette-box and for the first time used steel in his ashtrays designs.

    The shape of the OSLO ashtray is in fact the same of that of the COPENHAGUE one: same height, same diameter, same size for the cigarette opening... although in this case there is no elevated platform in the center nor deep ash-container... this is of course a more elegant ashtray that's to be on a table or desk.

    As for the cigarette-box, the design cannot be simpler: a mere cylinder in which the lid has been made in steel.

    At some time in the late 60s or early 70s, Flamagás made a special edition in mbero wood instead of plastic (mbero is a sort of a (much) lesser quality mahogany that grows in Ecuatorial Guinea, what at the time was a Spanish province, so whereas in the whole of Europe they used teak, we used mbero) and added a lighter previously designed by Ricard, the MENHIR, to create a sophisticated smoking set that would make an excellent refined present... and that's how my parents got theirs (which is mine now, of course).

    Ther is a third version of Oslo, this time made in polycarbonate plastic (the original ones being made in melamine), which is a much more fragile kind of plastic (melamine was advertised at the time as "the unbreakabe plastic").

    As much as they are absolutely nice, I don't think they're as good designs as COPENHAGUE and STOCKHOLM.

    Ricard created fout more ashtrays for Flamagás untill 1970/1972. This time three of them were called after Spanish places (BARCELONA; MALLORCA and TOSSA) and a fourth one was called the very worldly and sophisticated name of COCKTAIL...

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    Comments

    1. AmberRose AmberRose, 9 years ago
      They look great! Glad you are posting again cutie!
    2. austrohungaro austrohungaro, 9 years ago
      Thanks Amber and Bellin! I'm happy I can also share this colection with you;)
    3. austrohungaro austrohungaro, 9 years ago
      but do you still have room on your table??? hahaha
    4. austrohungaro austrohungaro, 9 years ago
      Thanks Hunter, miKKoChristmas11, vetraio50, mustangtony, BELLIN68 and
      AmberRose for your loves!!!
    5. austrohungaro austrohungaro, 9 years ago
      I know... This is more the kind of stuff you find in fleamarkets. Spanish design in the 1960s didn't usually reach other countries.
    6. austrohungaro austrohungaro, 9 years ago
      And I wil let you know if I run into any of them!
    7. gingerakesler gingerakesler, 9 years ago
      Fabulous...simply fabulous!
    8. gingerakesler gingerakesler, 9 years ago
      Yep...thank you, I have visited both of those sites, however there is no mention of BLACK repos...also, there are some sales on worthpoint (which I realize online auctions/sellers do not always accurately describe or id their items) for black ones made by Fenton.
    9. gingerakesler gingerakesler, 9 years ago
      whoops...totally wrong thread...so sorry...
    10. austrohungaro austrohungaro, 9 years ago
      hahaha, don't worry, ginger! LOL

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