Not only does RVGN Rauchvergnügen have one of the more distinctive names on the trade show floor—it’s German, by the way—but they had the single item that I was arguably most excited to see.
While the company offers cigars as well, the showcase item in its single space booth is being heralded as the next generation of cigar ashtrays, and not only does it come with an amazing road to fruition, but a price tag that likely ranks in the top 10 items on the show floor.
It’s hard to know where to start with the KENTRON #42K, but the best place may be its name. According to the company, it takes 42,000 elements to create the ashtray, or “cigar hub” as they call it, 3D printing it out of aluminum. It gets its design from biomimetics, a process that draws its inspiration from nature, using the structures of biological systems to design practical materials.
Each ash tray comes in a hand-crafted wooden box made by a master cabinet maker in Munich, Germany that also serves as a small desk humidor and can be personalized when ordering through a RVGN Rauchvergnügen retailer who has access to them. Additionally, the company announced that it is offering an upgraded tray for the accompanying humidor that is also printed in the same manner as the ashtray.
MSRP: $9,660, with the option for a printed tray for the humidor, $1,500
Release Date: August 2019
Production: 100 units