The annual Habanos Festival is scheduled to begin February 26th, 2018 this year. Nelson Alfonso is the creator of Atabey, Byron and Bandolero cigars and also remains working for Habanos in a creative capacity for packaging design. Among the most anticipated items he is going to show off is the Montecristo ashtray design.
The ashtray will be a triangular design and shaped to look like the hat worn by Edmond Dantes in the Count of Monecristo. The three corners of the triangle are lower than the rest creating a floating effect.
The Count of Montecristo Ashtray can hold three cigars. Price and availability of this limited edition art piece will be announced at the 2018 Habano’s Festival. According to Nelson, this is one ashtray that will not make its way to the US market as other proprietary designs have in the past.