Just too cool for school. As our climate becomes warmer people have begun to look to Outdoor Kitchens to complete their entertaining garden. Whilst BBQs are a great communal experience, this does not need to be the only way to cook in the garden.  To be able to wheel your kitchen out to the garden and create a culinary tour de force with the sunlight in your hair certainly pushes my buttons, which is why this clever piece of high design caught my attention.

 

The concept was originally drawn as part of a range of ‘machines for living’ by artist turned industrial designer, Joe Columbo.  The Mini-Kitchen was a ‘small one-piece kitchen on wheels [that] contains all the electrical appliances and necessary features one needs to cook for and accommodate six people, in just one-half of a cubic meter. Electrically powered, it is made of wood, steel and plastic.’

 

Since its conception in 1963 it has stood the test of time and the idea still looks contemporary today. This modern design classic is now produced by Boffi and features a ‘Mini-kitchen in the form of a large trolley with hob unit, mini-refrigerator, drawer, storage compartments, small cutlery drawers, sockets for small electrical appliances, a big chopping board and pull-out worktop. ‘

 

If I had the space and the budget, this would be gracing my garden right now.