Outdoor kitchens to elevate your summer dining
We look for the best outdoor kitchens to bring our culinary prowess outside this summer season
Whether you are planning your next lunch in the sun or a moonlit dinner, these outdoor kitchens provide the perfect spot to prep, cook and enjoy a meal or an aperitif during the warm season. These outdoor kitchens reimagine gardens and terraces as an extension of our homes, bringing the party outside with a plethora of innovative solutions, cutting edge materials and design compositions to suit any space.
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Modulnova outdoor kitchen
Italian kitchen and living specialist Modulnova is taking its expertise outside the home with their outdoor kitchen. Designed by Andrea Bassanello, the new piece follows Modulnova’s modus operandi: rigorous lines, a rational composition and a design that enriches the outdoor space. The kitchen’s materials, from steel to stone, have been specially selected and treated to withstand the elements and convey the stark aesthetic the brand is known for. Functionality and performance are at the core of the design, which features a classic BBQ, a wood-fired oven, a fryer, a teppanyaki grill and an induction grill. Further spaces have been created for watching and cooling, including an ice machine.
Outdoor Kitchen Grill BBQ by Kettal
Outdoor furniture specialist Kettal has branched out into different areas of design, including modular office structures and hydroponics indoor gardens. Among their all-encompassing offering is an outdoor kitchen that comprises a grill and barbecue option and is equipped with sink, storage and preparation area. The kitchen features an aluminium frame that can be customised with a series of colours that range from neutrals to bold (think lilac, terracotta, jade and cobalt among many others), a stone worktop in ceppo di gre and the option to swap the aluminium for teak on the doors.
AH01 Outdoor Kitchen by Boffi
A kitchen and cooking specialist, Boffi has taken its savoir faire to the outdoors with this kitchen. Inspired by light and healthy Mediterranean cuisine, the outdoor kitchen features practical details, such as a wide cooking panel that’s inclined for easy cleaning, or the stainless steel sink, expanding its functionality. Modular cooking and storage surfaces allows this kitchen to adapt to different spaces, as well as cooking and serving styles, making it a perfect destination for preparing and hosting in the warmer months.
Cube modular outdoor kitchen by Luca Nichetto for Brown Jordan Outdoor Kitchens
Stainless steel outdoor living specialists Brown Jordan Outdoor Kitchens have collaborated with designer Luca Nichetto on a new modular kitchen concept, unveiled during New York Design Week 2022 and available in 2023. The kitchen modules feature to sharply drawn outlines and a distinctive range of bold hues. Contrasting colours, including on surfaces resembling wood slats, create a modern juxtaposition in the individual pieces.
Formalia outdoor kitchen by Scavolini
Making its first foray into the outdoors, Scavolini presents the Formalia collection, featuring 19 elements that can be combined with existing appliances to create a bespoke outdoor kitchen area. Based on an aluminium structure, the range can be expanded with elements in three finishes - rust, black and titanium -, with doors and worktops available in steel or high-performance treated wood.
Norma Outdoor kitchen by Rodolfo Dordoni for Roda
Rodolfo Dordoni’s ‘Norma’ outdoor kitchen for Roda, developed in collaboration with Italian appliance manufacturer Ilve is a modular system, comprising two freestanding modules – one with an extendable table – with tops made from sintered Lapitec stone. It’s so elegant we might get one for indoors, too.
OiSide modular outdoor kitchens
Outdoor furniture company OiSide presents OiCook, a modular collection of outdoor kitchens inspired by traditional indoor models, featuring an aluminium structure and a selection of four porcelain worktops. The collection comprises integrated fridge, stove and sink, and its four different models can be combined in a myriad of compositions, both wall-hung and island with a bar-style cantilevered worktop.
Rock.Air by Steininger
This outdoor kitchen is made of individual, modular kitchen cubes that can be combined offering different functionalities: gas barbecue or lava grill, sink and dishwasher, fridge/freezer element with ice maker, storage space and burner can all be mixed and matched to suit the needs of the space. The sculptural kitchen is made of powder-coated steel and glass, with the more practical details concealed within the modules for a sleek, minimalist visual result.
Adapt outdoor modular kitchen by Vlaze
Based on the Isle of Wight, enamel specialist Vlaze have launched the Adapt outdoor kitchen collection, aimed at outdoor entertaining and featuring modular elements clad in the brand’s signature materials. Freestanding and on wheels, the Adapt outdoor kitchens can be configured to suit different cooking and entertaining styles, from drinks trolley and prep area for pizza ovens to barbecue grills, with a larger module imagined for group entertaining.