When you’re going outdoors either for camping, a beach trip, a hike up the mountain, or anywhere that will not have electricity or a nearby restaurant, a stove or any kind of cooking device would be a useful thing to bring with you. Of course, it would have to be something portable unless you want to drag your home stove with you in the great outdoors. When it comes to portable stoves or grills, there are several available in the market. Well-designed ones are of course always welcome to the table.
Designer: Yifeeling Design Lab
The Lava Box is a concept for a portable stove that looks minimalist, classy, and not at all like the usual that you see being carried around in campsites and beaches. In fact, you might think it’s a vinyl player or a projector or a luxury box. They’re actually some of the design inspirations for this stove or rather the moodboard used in coming up with the final look. What you get is a box with a cover and when you open it, that’s where the stove shows itself.
It’s a single burner with a refillable butane gas container fitting right under it. There’s a wooden know on the right that lets you adjust the flame level for things like when you’re heating water, frying something, or grilling pieces of meat. There are also wooden handles on the side for when you need to move the stove when it’s in use or has recently been used and you don’t want to burn your fingers. The stove seems to be made from metal while the handles and cover are wooden.
From the product renders, you can see options for a black or white Lava Box with both having the wooden cover, handles, and knobs. It does look classy and small enough to carry with you on your outdoor trip. Hopefully, it works well enough to provide you with sustenance whether you’re swimming or camping or hiking.