Michael Lax Hyalyn “Capri” for Raymor Ashtray


A mid-century Capri ashtray designed by the American industrial designer Michael Lax (1929-1999) for Hyalyn and distributed by Raymor. The oval ashtray has a round center receptacle with opposing grooves and rests upon a round walnut base. The Capri line was originally introduced in the 1950s and features white porcelain and walnut pieces.

Michael Lax attended New York School of Music and Art, Alfred University, and studied Scandinavian modern design on a Fulbright Fellowship. Lax worked with Russel Wright and was widely known for designing many household products for Dansk and Lightolier, among others. The Lytegem lamp and enamel-coated tea kettle he designed are part of permanent Museum collections. 


6.75” W x 1.75” H x 4” D.

Condition notes:

Some minor wear to the wood. Some discolored glue present.

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