February 2, 2012 by Robin Plaskoff Horton
WooHoo! WWOO is a modular concrete customizable outdoor kitchen that, with modifications, morphs into a multipurpose station for not just cooking, but for gardening and even showering. I love how the contemporary design blends sophistication and utility while being just about maintenance free.
Dutch designer Peter Jan van den Kommer configured the basic WWOO with five posts and twelve wall elements, eight loose kitchen worktops, and four concrete ‘shelves’ that slide between them. The kitchen comes complete with a Big Green Egg or Weber barbecue, a removable stainless steel hearth, and a stainless steel basin with tap.
Multifunctional for Any Size Space
In addition to functioning as an outdoor kitchen, WWOO doubles as a gardener’s potting table–a spot for repotting or watering plants.
Cook, Clean Up, and Shower Outdoors
Because the kitchen system is assembled from separate components, one can put together the basic model according to one’s own requirements and then expand it without limits–not just in length, but by adding extras like an outdoor shower, the unit becomes a combination outdoor kitchen and bath. One can cook, clean up, then even shower without ever going back indoors.
There, you have it: a multipurpose design that enables custom configuration according to one’s outdoor space requirements, but also according to one’s lifestyle–are you the entertainer, the gardener, the resident who wants to bathe outdoors…perhaps all of those things?