Solar cooking SUNplace is a project created for “Le Affinità Selettive – Premio Lissone Design” an exhibition curated by Aldo Colonetti on the occasion of the Milano Expo 2015. SUNplace is for cooking and sharing, using the most basic, self-sufficient, clean and inexhaustible energy source: the sun.
SUNplace is both object and physical place, where one or a few, can experiment and enjoy together the experience of the solar cooking. A table on which you can cook without emissions; by using the sun’s rays which are concentrated through a fresnel lens onto a cast-iron grill. The station requires the full involvement of all its users, well-equipped and protected by gloves and special glasses; this team-work will also promote interpersonal relationships with conviviality.
Historically the fireplace was the centre of the tribe and family; SUNplace wants to recover the ritual of the banquet as a shared moment. SUNplace may well become a new core for living outside, an evolution of the ancient “fireplace” that warms entertains and feeds.