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My Ashtray (Tala Noir)By Tarek Elkassouf

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US$ 810



Material: Marble

Suitable for Outdoor Use

Dimensions: 12cm (H) x 12cm (W) x 6cm (D) / 4.7" (H) x 4.7" (W) x 2.4" (D)

Note: Actual colours may vary due to photography & computer settings.


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This item has a production lead time of 1 week.


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Artist Statement

Time is the most priceless anything. It is everything.

Here you are buying time.

Take this piece in with assiduity. An immoderate ashtray as a silent acquiescence, to stop, to recede from the hustle, the shove of life.

A restorative hiatus; roll yourself a puff. Enjoy the process. Give this time to yourself.

This is for the lone, selective and reflective smoker. There’s only one place to put a cigarette. One engraved, 24K gold leaf, port.

It is an exact negative of your hand. It is an extension of your hand. It is an extension of your body. Carved out of a solid block of Tala Nori marble, light onyx or Coca-Cola onyx.

This is where the inspiration comes.


Artist Profile

Born: 1985
Hometown: Beirut
Based in: Beirut & Sydney

Tarek Elkassouf is an award-winning object designer and sculptor based between Beirut and Sydney who works on sculptures, collectible design objects and art installations.

Elkassouf’s work is about materials, the rawness of nature refined by the hand of man through his relationship with tools and machines.

His studio specialises in precise craftsmanship …


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