While many homeowners are able to conveniently throw a slab of ribs or a freshly-caught trout onto a grill in their backyard or patio, the struggle is very very real for hungry patio-less apartment dwellers – particularly those in large cities.

Although most public parks are equipped with public grills, the first come, first served basis in cities of millions makes planning difficult for gatherings.

Aiming to make grilling ultra-portable and ready to go in a single movement, Italian design firm formAxiom has created what just might be the slickest portable BBQ ever created in the form of the Grillo.

Made from stainless steel, the lightweight portable BBQ can be easily carried across a user’s back before being deployed. Perhaps most importantly for true foodies, the portable grill supports actual wood for achieving that true BBQ flavor in a unique mesh “Fire Hammock” that sits below a flower-like cooking surface. When the wine is gone and the last remnants of trout have been eaten, the grill can be hosed off with water and hit with a brush for quick cleaning.

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Currently, the Grillo is still in a pre-production phase and not yet for sale, but we’re going to keep our fingers crossed for this one.


Simon is a Brooklyn-based industrial designer and Managing Editor of EVD Media. When he finds the time to design, his focus is on helping startups develop branding and design solutions to realize their product design vision. In addition to his work at Nike and various other clients, he is the main reason anything gets done at EvD Media. He once wrestled an Alaskan alligator buzzard to the ground with his bare hands… to rescue Josh.