New York, NY (PRWEB) April 28, 2010
New York-based artist and entrepreneur Scott Avidon recently launched his premier collection of fused glass cigar ashtrays. Each design is handmade in the USA and is a limited edition of 50 signed and numbered pieces.
With cigar smoking continuing to enjoy a renaissance Scott said he felt the time was right to introduce his functional art glass ashtrays to further enhance the experience of relaxing with a great cigar.
Many of Scott’s designs serve a dual purpose and are equally at home as a beautiful art glass centerpiece in the home or office when not enhancing a cigar experience.
Scott is no newcomer to glass design. For over 10 years, Scott has designed luxury glass products for brands including Rosenthal, Steuben and Seguso Viro. Scott’s designs for these luxury brands have garnered critical acclaim from design and style experts and are carried in luxury retailers including Neiman Marcus and Bloomingdale’s.
“These first designs have met with unbridled enthusiasm by all who have had the opportunity to see them,” a company spokesperson said. The Beverly Hills location of The Grand Havana Room, the nation’s most exclusive members-only cigar club, is already selling Scott’s ashtrays to its members.
Each design in the collection weighs a substantial three pounds and is a nine-inch square. Each has a three-inch flat lip around the entire piece that will safely support any cigar, no matter how small or large. Each piece requires 25 hours to produce and is signed and numbered by Scott himself.
New collections will be released up to four times each year, a spokesperson said, adding that once a design sells out it will be retired.
Scott uses transparent colored glass to create depth and layering in each design. The hues in each piece change with the changing light, whether in a room or outdoor environment. “The light creates a dynamic visual experience every time it is viewed’” a spokesperson said.
You can view and purchase these designs at: http://www.avidondesign.com for $395.
Avidon Design is a NY based designer and manufacturer of handmade luxury glass objects. Their mailing address is:
163 Skunks Misery Road
Locust Valley, NY 11560
Scott can be reached at: 917.414.9769