Your friend Jared—admit it—is something of a design snob. With the holidays looming, how to dodge his barely restrained disdain when it comes time to give him a gift? Designed by Bruno Munari for Danese in 1957, the delightfully angular Cubo Ashtray is a confirmed design classic that’s crafted out of anodized aluminum and melamine. “It’s part of MOMA’s permanent collection,” Jared will tell you, choking violently on the very first cigarette he’s ever tried.
Since its inception in 1957, Danese has been a hub for design experiments that “generate basic responses to the needs of society and its evolution.”