Italian design company Flussocreativo are pleased to present a new "candela posacenere" design that they call "Vizio." By shifting the wick to the perimeter of a slight depression in the center of a puck-like paraffin disk, the candle doubles as an ashtray, such that the melted wax forms a pool to hold ashes and contain their odor.
Of course, Flussocreativo acknowledge the underlying health risks:We all agree, smoking is a habit that would be harmful to health; it is better not to smoke. But [for] those who want the pleasure of a cigarette, especially together [in a moment of reflection], VIZIO will be a useful accessory.
Thus, the design is not intended to encourage smoking but to make it more discreet... at least until the elegant candle is filled with ashes and discarded butts.