The Surface 4/20 Gift Guide
A $2,000 ashtray and 15 other design objects that defy the stoner stereotype.
By Alisha Wexler and Sasha Levine
April 18, 2018
As marijuana sheds its illicit past, designers are bringing an elevated aesthetic to its consumption. In 2016, to mark the April 20 holiday, we invited a group of designers to reimagine marijuana packaging for a contemporary consumer. Last year, we put together a guide to the more elegant smoking accessories that double as objets d’art, and this year, we gave it an update.
From recognizable names like Tom Dixon and Joe Doucet to up-and-comers like Summerland and Sweetflag, more and more brands and designers are producing functional pieces for marijuana enthusiasts. Here are a few of our favorites.
Pipe by Haciendaware
Recommended for: tumeric tonic–drinking Silver Lake shamans.
Synthesis Ashtray by Ettore Sottsass
Recommended for: Memphis junkies who roll postmodern spliffs.
Bubble Bong by Gary Bodker Designs
Recommended for: those looking to get one step closer to owning a Chihuly.
Smoke ~ Fulcrum by Ben Medansky
Recommended for: coordinating with a house full of Heath.
Queue Two-Tone Lighter by Tsubota Pearl
Recommended for: Warby Parker–wearing millennials on break at WeWork.
Cross Bar Pipe from Love + Destroy
Recommended for: pairing with takeout sushi.
Ring Pipe by Lindsey Hampton
Recommended for: leather-fringed boho freebirds headed to Coachella.
Cog Keyring by Tom Dixon
Recommended for: Barneys New York-shopping dads in need of an on-the-go stash.
Brancusi Pipe by Sweetflag
Recommended for: “stoners” with Noguchi coffee tables.
Journey Pipe by Smoke Journey
Recommended for: minimalist, John Pawson-loving architects.
Marianne Brandt Brass Ashtray by Alessi
Recommended for: golden girls.
24K Fetish Ashtray by Joe Doucet
Recommended for: golden boys.
Octahedron Table Lighter and Ashtray Set by Andrew O. Hughes
Recommended for: the Lisa Frank inside all of us.
Ankh Clip by High Society Collection
Recommended for: completists.
The PAX 3
Recommended for: semi-stylish Silicon Valley tech bros.
Recommended for: keeping the doctor away.