Cylindric Cigarette Lighter, 1968
Innovative, simple, and pleasant to touch, this table accessory embodies some of Dieter Rams’s chief design principles. The sleek, ergonomic cylinder is both a functional refillable gas butane lighter and a “small sculptural object.” Thoughtful placement of the magnetic ignition pad deferred to the wrist movement and thumb pressure of the user.
This object was
George R. Kravis II.
It is credited
Gift of George R. Kravis II.
Our curators have highlighted 2 objects that are related to this one.
Its dimensions are
H x diam.: 8.6 × 5.4 cm (3 3/8 × 2 1/8 in.)
Cite this object as
Cylindric Cigarette Lighter, 1968; aluminum, molded plastic; H x diam.: 8.6 × 5.4 cm (3 3/8 × 2 1/8 in.); Gift of George R. Kravis II; 2015-5-5
This object was previously on display as a part of the exhibition Energizing the Everyday: Gifts From the George R. Kravis II Collection.