Hey, it’s great to have good ideas . . . it’s another to be able to execute (the ideas). Here’s something I designed and built.
The space was a strange shape with some interesting constraints. The design had to be functional yet aesthetically pleasing.
The functional bits are:
- the flat concrete surface around the fire pit on which to rest cooking pots/pans/dishes
- the distance from the seat to the fire, suitably comfortable to not cook yourself when there is a roaring blaze and close enough to watch the mesmerising flames
- the large air vent to allow the fire to draw
- the non-combustible gravel surround
The aesthetic bits included:
- the off-form concrete for the pit and the seat supports
- the use of timber set out from the concrete blocks
- the amazing kite shape – containing the pit
Blending practicality and form = happy experience
We hear people say these words about a design or item that combines practicality and form – “It just works (for me).”