Role: Concept Designer
Project Duration: 2 months
Project Year: 2012
Sponsor: Whirlpool and Aalto University
“Grillout” is self-inflatable barbecue grill, based on graphene technology. Flexibility and lightness of graphene, makes this barbecue a perfect solution for picnics. When not in use, controls can be disconnected and “Grillout” can be stored in a bag and even cleaned in a regular washing machine.
Graphene is one atom thick layer of graphite. It is the best electrical and heat conductor in the world, but also transparent and flexible. It is so thin that it can be coated on other materials. It reaches 100˚c in 50 sec. and cools down to 0˚c in equal amount of time.
Controls can be disconnected from the hanger in order to make it more reachable for users that are lying on the ground around it. That feature maker washing in the machine possible. User just plugs out the controls and puts the rest into the machine.