Is it necessary to wait until Memorial Day to declare barbecue season open? I think not. Particularly when this extroverted design by David Rockwell is poised to roll out. The grill's lid is fully retractable, completely disappearing into the 'table' when open; this aspect of the design can be appreciated by anyone who has felt shut off from BBQ festivities when caught on the wrong side of a hulking stainless steel hood. caliberappliances.com
Leslie Clagett is a seasoned yet passionate observer of the international kitchen
and bath industries, and the founder of KBCULTURE.com. An editor at publications ranging from Arts +
Architecture to Kitchens & Baths, she is also the author of The New
City Home [The Taunton Press], among other books. Leslie has a
tremendous respect for quality design and the people who labor in its
pursuit; her discerning eye has been known to get a little misty in the
presence of true beauty.