Here's What Happens When a Motorsport Maker Designs a Hookah

By Andrew Tarantola on at

Hookahs, with their long history in Middle Eastern cultures, often all look the same by the time they reach the west: wrinkly tubes emanating from an overly-colourful glass lamp decorated with glitter glue. But this modern incarnation of the ancient smoking device is so drop-dead gorgeous, you'll want to display it on your mantelpiece.

Here's What Happens When a Motorsport Maker Designs a Hookah

Created by former motorsport concept vehicle designer Christian Zanzotti and called the 1001, this hookah combines cutting-edge crafting techniques—such as 3D printing—with sleek materials like anodised aluminium and polished brass. What's more, each hand-built, made-to-order hookah is constructed over the course of four weeks using "the highest automotive production standards," according to the Thousand and One website.

Unfortunately, Ferrari looks and Mercedes quality come at a steep price, even with hookahs. The 1001 will set you back a whopping €500 (£412). [1001]