Robb Design Portfolio: Power Puff

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Designing a metal pipe that does not burn a smoker’s hand may not be as challenging as making a 16-cylinder engine that generates 987 hp, but it is an engineering feat nonetheless. When Integral Logistics, a Sunrise, Fla., company, secured the rights to create Bugatti smoking accessories in 2000, its executives wanted to offer humidors, lighters, and other items that were as striking as the Bugatti Veyron that Volkswagen was then developing, but not as potentially hazardous as a 250 mph supercar. For the aluminum-bodied pipe, Integral fashioned an acrylic bowl lined with industrial ceramic that insulates the bowl and keeps the metal cool. The cedar humidor, which holds 100 cigars and measures 18.5 inches wide, 13 inches long, and 6 inches deep, is covered with 15 coats of lacquer that protect the wood as well as the humidor itself preserves its contents.

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Photograph courtesy of hotel Matlali
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