PYROMANIA AND SANDSTORM
With BEIT, Hakim has turned her eye to product design, developing a series of artisan and wonderfully sculptural ashtrays. In this collaboration, she beautifully reimagines an everyday object where functionality has often eclipsed its decorative potential.
In her collection of statement ashtrays, Alexandra Hakim seeks to crystallise ignition, a moment defined by transience and irreversible state change. She recalls experimenting with burnt matches whilst at university, fascinated both by their momentary brilliance when lit and their delicate, spent forms once extinguished. Hakim was also influenced by the Surrealist school to create her series of oversized, statement ashtrays. Hakim’s artisan ashtrays, crafted in her masterful metalsmith, inject a moment of aesthetic elevation to the everyday.