Design ashtray and DIY models

Choose the ashtray


The ashtray it is an essential object to keep the environment clean when smokers are present in the house or in outdoor spaces.

Fortunately, the percentage of smokers in Italy is clearly decreasing and often this accessory is more like one pocket emptier or as a basket for small waste other than in its starting function.

On the market we find many models and types of ashtrays able to satisfy any need.


The choice of ashtray it depends on several factors: it can be placed indoors or outdoors or it must be easy to move from one room to another.


The aesthetic potential of ashtrays should not be overlooked: they exist in fact special ashtrays, colorful and design able to make the difference and add an exclusive touch to every point of the house.

Types of ashtray


Among the most popular models, we find the table ashtray, usable both inside and outside the house and easy to move; column ashtrays, which generally remain fixed in their location because they are heavier and less practical to handle and certainly more suitable for outdoor spaces.
Some ashtrays, then, are resealable and allow to contain the bad smell emanating from cigarette butts.

The material is also influencing the location of the ashtray: ashtrays made of delicate materials such as glass, crystal or ceramic are certainly more suitable for indoor environments, while those made with more resistant and robust materials such as aluminum, steel or ABS are generally outdoor ashtray for the garden or terrace.

Design Danese Milano table ashtray


Functional and at the same time unique in design are undoubtedly the ashtrays proposed by Danish Milan.

Cube ashtray by danese Milano
The table model Cube consists of 2 simple elements:

  • a cubic shell open on one side;
  • a metal foil inserted inside, which with its shape and the inclination of the acute-angled cut, forms a slot to accommodate and discreetly conceals the contents.


Made of aluminum, Cubo combines beauty and practicality and is available in different colors including neutral ones, such as white and black, and orange for those who want to give a touch of color to the environment.

Danese Milano design ashtray from the ground


The floor ashtray Talk, instead, born as part of the homonymous collection, it is suitable for use both inside and outside the house and has a structure made of painted metal, integrated by the basket in Shockproof ABS.

Bincan ashtray by Danese Milano
Characterized by a minimal but at the same time refined style, this one tall ashtray it adds a particular class in both public and private environments.

Finally, Ponza offers a simple and essential structure made up of a folded aluminum sheet inserted into the removable square section metal tube to facilitate emptying the ashtray.

With a sober and discreet shape, this one elegant ashtray embellishes modern contexts with a minimal design.

.Ponza ashtray by Danese Milano
To know the price of Danese Milano ashtrays it is necessary to request information directly on the company website.

Original design ashtray


Some of the ashtrays on the market have truly original lines and represent gods unique pieces of furniture inside the house.

The ashtray Clam, designed by the English graphic designer Alan Fletcher and made of melamine, it consists of 2 halves made with the same mold which, superimposed, fit together perfectly.

Clam ashtray
The margins of the two parts have a wavy cut machine made and offers the ideal support for the cigarette.

Furthermore, the two parts form a practically double ashtray, which closes easily and takes on an elegant shape.


The Clam ashtray can be purchased online at indicative price of 110 euros.

The ashtray Lips Gold on Huf, on the other hand, it looks like an authentic piece of Pop Art and gives joy and inspiration to all environments, especially to the current and young ones.

Gold Lips ashtray by Huf
This ashtray, made entirely of ceramic, reproduces golden lips that, opening, welcome the cigarette.
Available online at Amazon al price of 29 euros.

Alessi design ashtray


From minimal shape and with a modern character, the design ashtrays Alessi ensure comfort and elegance in every corner of the house.

The table model Spiral, created by designer Achille Castiglioni, has a practical metal spiral inside that keeps the cigarette raised above the bottom, thus preventing the butt from falling while it burns.
Spirale ashtray by AlessiThe spiral can be removed to facilitate cleaning of the ashtray. Beautiful and functional, Spirale can be purchased at cost of 70 euros

Designed by Marianne Brandt instead a steel ashtray inspired by the Bauhaus style and proposed in a packaging that celebrates the centenary of the famous art school.
Bauhaus ashtray by AlessiTotally done in bright stainless steel, this closed ashtray, with its round, off-center lid and side cigarette case, offers a clean but exclusive design and can be purchased at price of 135 euros.

DIY ashtray


Even with DIY and recycling techniques, it is possible to obtain gods special ashtray with the features and style we like best.

For example, it is very easy to make an ashtray with a joint aluminum can.


With the help of a pair of scissors, you will need to remove the upper part where the tab is located.
Subsequently, you can continue with the service vertical stripes on the perimeter of the can, reaching the height we have established for our ashtray.

At this point you can choose between two procedures:

  • Shorten the vertical strips and burn them until they shrink
  • Snap the vertical strips together downwards

DIY ashtray with can of tuna


Even a simple and anonymous one can of tuna, instead of being thrown in the trash, with a little creativity it can become a very useful ashtray.


After having properly cleaned the box of grease and waste, the container will in fact be ready to become an ashtray and in addition it can be decorated or painted on the surface as you wish.

DIY ashtray with DAS


It is also very common to use the DAS to create a creative diy ashtray.
After finding the necessary material, a ballpoint pen, a brush, tempera and obviously a pack of DAS, you will need to take half of the DAS in the package, spread it and work it with your hands until you get a base with the shape that It is preferred.

Once the shape has been given, it will be the turn of the edge, which will be made using the remaining DAS and creating a strip to attach to the base.

The edge it will have a thickness of 1 cm and, by applying pressure with the ballpoint pen, it will have to be worked in order to obtain the spaces on which to place the cigarette.

Finally, it will be necessary to let it dry for at least 24 hours and then color and decorate the ashtray with tempera colors.


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