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A super 1970s Crayonne Habitat ashtray or lidded container, from the Input range. This was designed in 1972 by (Terence) Conran Associates and Airfix/Crayonne and this design of ashtray has an entry in the V&A if you google 'Crayonne yellow ashtray'. 
In 1972 Airfix Plastics initiated a design programme to improve the image of plastics, making them high quality and desirable. The business approached Conran Associates, a design subsidiary of Habitat, to design a range of plastic products for the office or home. The Input range was launched in May 1973 and designed by Conran Associates for Crayonne, a newly established division of Airfix. The range consisted of 21 'containers' including bowls, dishes, trays, bins, vases, pots and an ice bucket which were all made from heavy duty ABS plastic, selected for its strength and scratch and shatter resistance. They were initially produced in four colours: red, yellow, green and white. All the items in the range were based on the same diameter and height ratios to achieve an integrated appearance and were given identification numbers, rather than names - I believe this is Input6. The range won a Design Centre Award in 1974.
Hard (ABS) plastic/melamine, in a simple straight shape, in a gorgeous pure green with a black top. Perfect for a retro, post-modernist or space age style decor. It's very hard to get the lid on and off so I'm not sure it is intended as a container - the three round dips are for cigarettes. The lid will be stamped with the logo inside but I don't want to force it off.
15.5cm wide x 5cm high. Very good condition with no chips, minimal signs of use. It has an original 'Hand Finished. Made in England' sticker to the base. It's fabulous on display! Probably more suited to a collection.
Includes P&P to the UK.

Crayonne Input green melamine ashtray dish, Conran Habitat. 1970s retro lidded

£52.00 Regular Price
£46.80Sale Price
  • mid century, plastic, pop, alan fletcher clam, post modernist, modernist, minimalist, Conran Associates, Terence Conran, container, Input6, cylinder, crayon
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