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Made in Switzerland

Ring of fire

Feuerring design has made barbecuing an art form Feuerring stands for innovative design with sustainable qualities. And it has made barbecuing nothing less than a form of art. TEXT: CORNELIA BRELOWSKI | PHOTOS: DENNIS SAVINI

“In Immensee we took a ship and travelled north to Zug. A block of sandstone lay broken to our left.”Goethe's diary entry, dating back to 1797, is the first sentence capturing the reader's eye on the Feuerring website. From this very block of sandstone, close to where artist Andreas Reichlin grew up, the first ‘Feuerring’ was designed. Design follows function, but design also follows rules of beauty. Sculptor Andreas Reichlin has invented a one of a kind steel bowl which combines high-scale aesthetics with the functional aspect of an innovative barbecue grill, allowing a whole new culinary experience for all senses.

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The digestive system is fragile and, when it comes to healthy cooking, today we find ourselves more aware than ever of what we consume and how it was prepared. Feuerring picks up on that contemporary culinary sensitivity in combination with a

highly artistic approach to design. His work has a both archaic and minimalist appeal, reminding us of ancient cultures both in look and function. Reichlin says that nature has always been his creative source and force, ever since growing up with the imposing panorama of the Rigi massif and the atmospherical charm of the Zugernsee. Fire and steel are the elements incorporated in Feuerring design and if your bar-