When Objects Work small H Square Ashtray in black cast aluminum is a coffee table sculpture that serves as an ashtray and for all types of vices. Jean-Michel Wilmotte, architect, urban planner and designer, founded an architectural firm in 1975. Together with his team of ninety-nine people of varying nationalities, he is currently working on more than a hundred projects in France and abroad (Europe, Korea, Lebanon, Morocco, Qatar, Japan, Russia, United States). His firm's activities range from industrial design to architecture and include work in the fields of modern re-adaptation of old buildings and museography. As urban planner, he has developed the concept of ?urban interior architecture?, which aims to treat public places with the same consideration as private homes. Today, Jean-Michel Wilmotte is deemed one of the world's leading architects. His creative strength is revealed in projects as varied as museum buildings, art studios, contemporary art galleries in Korea, the construction of office buildings in Paris, the design of the Nord-Pas-de-Calais local government building in Lille, a university campus in the south of France.