"Smoking today is a more limited and private activity. Often, there is only one person smoking among a group of dinner guests. Instead of a large ashtray placed in the middle of the table, I envision a private mini-ashtray, size of a pack of cigarett
es, which could be kept closer to the smoker. Due to its toy-like size and quality, Strata allows for a more interactive and tactile relationship with its user. Even though the object is small, it retains a certain weight and monumentality, due to multipl
e transparent layers of clear and colored crystal."