New York-based designer Kickie Chudikova labored with hashish model Gossamer to develop The Nesting Set, a glass ashtray, pipe and one-hitter that may be built-in stylishly right into a person’s dwelling.
The corporate, based in 2017 by David Weiner and Verena von Pfetten, requested Chudikova to assist it create a set of equipment that might provide a extra refined and premium expertise than different smoking merchandise at present in the marketplace.
The Nesting Set contains a lidded ashtray, standing pipe and matching one-hitter (a slender pipe designed for a single inhalation of smoke). The objects are all created 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 possibly sit comfortably in a variety of interiors with out clearly signalling its function.
“We wished to create a contemporary, lovely and useful dwelling object that might attraction to a large viewers even past individuals who prefer to smoke weed,” Gossamer’s inventive director Verena Michelitsch instructed Dezeen.
Michelitsch added that the design course of centered on three key aims: multi-functionality; desirability for an viewers that appreciates design and craft; and timeless aesthetics to make sure the merchandise really feel elevated slightly 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 may possibly additionally double as an incense holder and nests neatly on high 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 characteristic proportions which might be comfy 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 reinforce the set’s extra premium feel and appear.
The designer instructed Dezeen she wished to create an object that “did not scream ‘that is for weed,’ however slightly one which blends seamlessly into your property.”
“Gossamer’s clients have a watch for stylish aesthetics, so The Nesting Set can seamlessly match into the laid-back but trendy vibe of their interiors,” mentioned Chudikova.
“The lid can discreetly preserve 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 to your dwelling.”
Borosilicate glass was used for the smoking set resulting from its sturdiness and resistance to excessive temperatures, which makes it much less vulnerable to cracking or breaking.
The heavy-lidded ashtray is created from six-millimetre-thick opaque soda lime glass that lends it a reassuring heft. The glass is moulded into fluid, sculptural shapes which might be simple to wash.
“Soda lime glass can be cheaper in comparison with another forms of glass, making the ultimate product extra accessible to a broader viewers,” Chudikova added.
“By selecting these supplies, we had been aiming for a steadiness between accessibility, aesthetics and performance.”
The Nesting Set is the newest in a collection of merchandise produced by Gossamer to enrich 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 current explosion of design-led cannabis-related merchandise aimed on the extra experimental shopper.
Earlier examples embody a spread of stacking equipment together with a grinder and a cone-shaped pipe created from pink glass, and a trio of boldly colored ceramic bongs supposed to exist within the house “between performing merchandise and residential decor objects”.
The images is by Sean Davidson.