I’ve smoked the hookah a few times here and there but it’s not a regular thing for me. Some people are obsessed with the smoking device and even collect them since different regions of the world have different styles and designs. And those with money to blow skip the standard hookah and strictly deal with “designer” hookahs such as the ‘Designer Shisha by Porsche Design’.
If the offerings from Porsche Design are still not worthy enough then perhaps the hookah from Etienne LeRoy might do it for you. The Swiss made Etinne LeRoy hookah was unveiled at the Big Boys Toys in Dubai and is limited to only 99 pieces making it that much more exclusive. The Swiss are known for their quality craftsmanship and this hookah is no exception. According to the company, “the Etienne LeRoy team have decided to ally the Eastern tradition and modern Swiss design to create the best sheesha ever made”.
I’m not exactly sure what qualifies this as the “best” but it apparently uses the highest quality materials (no details available on this magical “material”). Each unit is numbered from 1/99 to 99/99. And if you really wanted to compensate for something that’s lacking, you can get the ultra-exclusive 9 pieces series which is even more limited. This features exclusive patterns that are not available on the regular 99 pieces being produced. If you’re willing to spend a few extra dollars, you can even have the company change the design patterns and have your name printed on the hookah.
They call it exclusive while we call it a money grab. I really doubt my smoking experience will be any different using this hookah versus other hookahs out there. I guess you can justify the price because of its exclusivity but then again – nobody gives a shit. They just want to smoke some delicious flavored shisha. Sadly, there will be suckers who will purchase this thing. I have to admit, it does look pretty cool.