Among Isamu Noguchi's many projects was an ongoing effort to design the perfect ashtray. While uncommon in contemporary America, at the height of Noguchi's career in the 40s and 50s the ashtray was central to American society. This exhibit looks at Noguchi's various designs from a wide selection of materials and motivations. With few designers working in the medium of ashtrays today, it is truly a unique look back at a design challenge.

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