3 questions for: Tom Heinzle (Tom’s Grillwerkstatt)

Tom Heinzle – Photo: tomsgrillwerkstatt.at

“I inherited a good sense of taste and smell,” said Tom Heinzle. The man from Austria was infected with the barbecue bug many years ago: “Winter barbecues”, “Vegetarian barbecues” or “The new smoker kitchen” are just a few of the book titles he has published. Heinzle has additionally proved himself in competitions: With his team from “Tom’s Grillwerkstatt” he has claimed the BBQ Vice World Championship title and Austrian State Championship title several times.

Tinozza Cooking Stations for Outdoor Kitchens

Minacciolos is a manufacturer with a deep understanding of Italian tradition, eco-friendly and nature-based production as well as a great consideration for the free expression of its designers.

“Tinozza” is an object that derives from the tradition, but has been redesigned with garments making it suitable for even the most modern ambiance. The structure is made with strips of oak wood, and bands are in black steel.

This object, free-standing, is available in three versions: the simple version, which has a comfortable work surface is available in beech or steel and comes in various finishes. A version with a sink basin, which may be accompanied by a modern black basin, and finally the cooking version which is equipped with two gas burners.

The tub is in black metal. The unmistakable “Tomato” knob allows anyone to adjust the intensity and temperature of the water with a few simple movements. Everything is functional and designed to offer an innovative product, but for confident use.

The lower part of  “Tinozza” is openable and exceptionally versatile in its use. The version with a double basin has a practical container for recycling, which is also removable. The versions with a worktop and cooking space have a convenient drawer to store cutlery or objects.

The version with hob is equipped with two gas burners built in steel with a suggested black metal plate. As for the other two versions, the surface is framed by a metal band as an integral element.

Further information: minacciolo.com

Nominated for unique youngstar 2015: kok flot by Alina Kirsch and Anna Mühleiß

16 projects from young designers or design teams are nominated for the unique youngstar 2015 design award. The topic of this year’s contest is again “outdoor living”.

All nominated design prototypes will be exhibited at the international garden trade fair spoga+gafa 2015 in Cologne, Germany from August 30th until September 1st.

kok flot

The young designers Alina Kirsch and Anna Mühleiß created the kok flot, a cooking tray for indoor and outdoor use. The steel frame helps to hold the four plates and one herbal tray which can be rearranged and exchanged. The plates are: a beech plate for food preparations, a beech grid to hang pots and cans, an anthrazite stoneware plate for hot pots and a plate made of valcrom, where the gas stove is integrated. The herbal tray, also made of beech, can be placed in the bottom frame or between the handles. Handles and wheels, that make the cooking tray movable, are also made of beech.

The three jury winners (1st to 3rd place) and the winner of the audience’s votes will be announced in Hall 10.2 on August 30th at 4 p.m.

Vote here for your favourite design and decide who will be the winner of the audience award!