The Scent Tray is a minimalist design by Lukas Peet that functions as both an incense burner and an ashtray.
The large, subtle bowl serves as a container for the ashes: As it collects and the incense ( or other smoking object ) burns through the ash can easily be hidden by tilting the tray slightly and tapping the ash into the voluminous cavity that occupies half of the tray, while also giving stability when placed.
The Scent Tray is manufactured using “Direct Metal Laser Sintering” (DMLS) 3D printing technology, which makes it possible to precisely reproduce complex shapes. Peet specifically sought a method that would realize his vision of a product that could only be meaningfully manufactured using 3D printing. In doing so, he modeled the organic and rigid geometric forms traditionally, eschewing algorithmically generated shapes that were common in the early years of 3D printing technology.
The symbiosis of minimalist aesthetics, geometric precision, and the refined combination of form and function make the Scent Tray a real eye-catcher. From the elegance of the rising smoke to the unexpected descent of the ashes and the ability to discreetly hide the remains, the object attracts the attention of the viewer and looks different from every angle.
Behind the design is Canadian designer Lukas Peet, who went to Europe at a young age to study at the prestigious Design Academy Eindhoven in the Netherlands. After graduation, he returned to Canada and founded Lukas/Peet Design, where he successfully works in various design fields. In 2013, he co-founded ANDlight, a contemporary lighting company based in Vancouver.
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