A conversation starter, the Magna Graecia Dialogues ashtray also creates a dialogue between ancient pottery and contemporary design. Doubling as a table sculpture, the ashtray boasts dancing figures in relief, with nude male and female characters depicted in a flowing movement around the exterior. Designer Antonio Aricò used the Grecian pottery and art of ancient southern Italy as a source of inspiration for the collection. Reminiscent of a found artifact, Dialogues is crafted from warm terracotta with a tactile surface. Grooves mark the top edge of the ashtray, with a conical shape rising from the center. This sculptural object works well on its own, either as a functional item or artistic piece, or alongside other designs from the same series.
Designer: Antonio Aricò
Antonio Aricò, an Italian artist, designer, and creative director, distinctively fuses art, craftsmanship, and industrial design elements. Having earned a master's degree from Milan Polytechnic, his work explores themes of design and tradition, focusing on the poetic aspects of contemporary culture. As a creative consultant in Italy, Aricò has spent the past decade crafting products and concepts for global companies, individual collectors, a...
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