BBQ Gas Grill
Barbecuing has long become far more than just a means of preparing food. It is actually a way of life. That, at any rate, is the message chosen by Fuenfwerken, the Wiesbadenbased design agency, for its relaunch of the Weber-Stephen brand in Europe. A barbecue academy and since 2013 a lifestyle magazine called “Original” and Concept Store in Berlin Mitte are part of the “Weber Way”. Not that other designers and manufacturers have been idle. Many of their latest models are in fact top scorers, whether in terms of design, aesthetics or sustainability.
The Swedish designers and architects Mats Broberg and Johan Ridderstråle want their designs to capture both poetry and rationality. To achieve this, they engage with a combination of the customer’s design philosophy and their own, and create formal yet other times more playful objects. The BBQ Gas Grill Series, which they have designed for Röshults, is part of a modular system that can be assembled into an individual outdoor kitchen. The grill itself is available in three sizes that differ in the number of grilling areas. Two double burners per area, which can be regulated independently of each other, ensure optimal heat distribution. Underneath, trays full of sand catch the fat and oil and can be easily cleaned after use. The grill is made of stainless steel and is treated with the type of rust protection used within the car industry. Further modules in the outdoor kitchen are sideboards, serving trolleys and a sink. All the elements are inspired by the clear language of shapes in modern architecture and work as individual items as well as forming an aesthetic overall picture.