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TOSSA ashtrays, André Ricard (1970)

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    Posted 8 years ago

    austrohung…
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    The TOSSA ashtrays can be described as a cube version of the COPENHAGHE one: simple, stackable, made in melamine... as some point they could also be the result of a mix between that and the famous Bruno Munari ashtray for Danese (I will also share its picture).

    They are also a rare find... I just saw a picture of them mailed to me by Ricard himself. And by the way, they were also made in moss/olive green.

    To me it's funny how the two last ashtrays he designed for Flamagás are a step back to his first and most succesful design: both of them endlessly stackable, both of them just melamine items... or maybe I just think too much about these silly things :)

    By the way, they're called after Tossa de Mar, a holiday resort in the Costa Brava, in Catalonia. As I told you Ricard named three of is ashtrays after three Spanish towns: Barcelona (where he was born), Mallorca and Tossa - my guess is he did so for sentimental reassons...

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    1. vetraio50 vetraio50, 8 years ago
      I've not seen these before. Nice!
    2. austrohungaro austrohungaro, 8 years ago
      Thanks! I love their simplicity!

      Within my ashtrays collection there is this section dedicated to cube ashtrays. I will upload their pics soon!
    3. austrohungaro austrohungaro, 8 years ago
      Thanks Scandi! how do you like my other collection? LOL Un abrazo fuerte!
    4. austrohungaro austrohungaro, 8 years ago
      yep, and very very little money... LOL!!!

      Well, all the Ricard stuff is really beutiful. He's a great designer. Such a pity he's not better known in and outside Spain. I grew up surronded by his designs. So far the piece I'm after is... a 1liter juice bottle from 1975. Tough to find! (who's going to keep that kind of stuff?)
    5. austrohungaro austrohungaro, 8 years ago
      for the bottle? only in a book, I'll take that pic for you when I'm back home!

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