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1960s Arnolfo Di Cambio Smoke glassware by Joe Colombo

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We're big fans of the work of Joe Colombo, but here's something a little less obvious, although every bit as eye-catching as his mopper obvious work – the Arnolfo Di Cambio Smoke glassware.

It was described as 'the interpretation of cultivated society's new shape', as seen by Joe Colombo back in 1964. Made from blown crystal, the glasses feature a particular shape that allows them to be held in one hand along with a cigarette – ergonomically designed to be gripped from the base with a single thumb, keeping the other fingers free.

In these days of smoking being less socially acceptable, Smoke is still a great example of 60s space age design, from a man forever associated with it. Not cheap, as you might have guessed, £109 for two glasses.

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