New York-based designer Kickie Chudikova labored with cannabis model Gossamer to develop The Nesting Set, a glass ashtray, pipe and one-hitter that may be built-in stylishly right into a consumer’s residence.
The company, based in 2017 by David Weiner and Verena von Pfetten, requested Chudikova to assist it create a set of equipment that might supply a extra refined and premium expertise than different smoking merchandise at the moment in the marketplace.
The Nesting Set includes a lidded ashtray, standing pipe and matching one-hitter (a slender pipe designed for a single inhalation of smoke). The objects are all constructed from soda lime glass and borosilicate glass in a minty inexperienced hue that aligns with the model’s visible id.
The set was designed to be useful, sculptural and timeless in order that it will probably sit comfortably in a variety of interiors with out clearly signalling its goal.
“We needed to create a contemporary, stunning and useful residence object that will attraction to a large viewers even past individuals who wish to smoke weed,” Gossamer’s artistic director Verena Michelitsch advised Dezeen.
Michelitsch added that the design course of centered on three key goals: multi-functionality; desirability for an viewers that appreciates design and craft; and timeless aesthetics to make sure the merchandise really feel elevated fairly than stylish.
Multi-functionality was achieved by designing the bottom as an ashtray that can be utilized to retailer objects together with keys, jewelry or small objects, in addition to smoking paraphernalia.
The tray consists of compartments sized to neatly maintain the pipe and one-hitter, together with floor hashish flower and joints. It might probably additionally double as an incense holder and nests neatly on prime of the lid, which can be utilized as a pedestal.
Chudikova defined that the shapes of the varied objects had been designed with ergonomics in thoughts. The 2 pipes function proportions which are snug to grip and have flat bottoms, so they will not roll or topple when positioned on a floor.
The designer selected supplies that aimed to boost the set’s extra premium feel and look.
The designer advised Dezeen she needed to create an object that “did not scream ‘that is for weed,’ however fairly one which blends seamlessly into your property.”
“Gossamer’s clients have a watch for classy aesthetics, so The Nesting Set can seamlessly match into the laid-back but trendy vibe of their interiors,” mentioned Chudikova.
“The lid can discreetly maintain smoking necessities neatly tucked away or proudly on show when positioned beneath,” she added. “Its minimal aesthetic is sculptural but unobtrusive and that’s the reason it is an ideal accent on your residence.”
Borosilicate glass was used for the smoking set as a result of its sturdiness and resistance to excessive temperatures, which makes it much less liable to cracking or breaking.
The heavy-lidded ashtray is constructed from six-millimetre-thick opaque soda lime glass that lends it a reassuring heft. The glass is moulded into fluid, sculptural shapes which are simple to scrub.
“Soda lime glass can also be more cost effective in comparison with another kinds of glass, making the ultimate product extra accessible to a broader viewers,” Chudikova added.
“By selecting these supplies, we had been aiming for a stability between accessibility, aesthetics and performance.”
The Nesting Set is the newest in a sequence of merchandise produced by Gossamer to enhance its biannual print journal centered on weed-adjacent tales about journey, design, artwork, tradition and meals.
The gradual legalisation of marijuana in elements of the US and Canada has led to a recent explosion of design-led cannabis-related products aimed on the extra experimental shopper.
Earlier examples embrace a range of stacking accessories together with a grinder and a cone-shaped pipe constructed from pink glass, and a trio of boldly coloured ceramic bongs meant to exist within the area “between performing merchandise and residential decor objects”.
The pictures is by Sean Davidson.