Discover Germay, Issue 51, June 2017

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Petromax lamp.

Firepod tripot.

Waffle iron and Atago.

A kitchen under the stars Petromax brings timeless design and outstanding quality to your outdoor experience. From the legendary kerosene lamp, handy for any outdoor situation (be it your back garden or the jungle) to grill and cooking equipment, Petromax understands its craft inside out. TEXT: MARILENA STRACKE  I  PHOTOS: PETROMAX

It is almost poetic that everything started with a bright light in the middle of nowhere. In 2001, business student Jonas Taureck set out on a great adventure with his self-converted heavy 1963 MagirusDeutz truck. He and a friend drove all the way from Hannover to Africa, an almost 20,000-kilometre journey. When the truck broke down in the African desert, they were forced to stop in a tiny village. That is when 38  |  Issue 51  |  June 2017

Taureck discovered the traditional kerosene lamp and immediately fell in love. Little did he know that these high-pressure lamps would change his life forever. Max Graetz created the Petromax lamps in 1910 and Taureck acquired the trademark and revived the production. He realised early on that quality would pay off and hence he did not change the lamp’s es-

sential features. If a product stood the test of time, in this case over a hundred years, you better not mess with it. He was right. Merging tradition with innovation and quality became Taureck’s credo. He started expanding the portfolio with products he felt passionate about. Whether you are an adventurous globetrotter, a passionate camper or a dedicated garden party host, Petromax has got you covered. Their cast-iron cookware makes it an absolute joy to turn the outdoors into a beautiful open-air kitchen. Preparing food while the fresh air gives it another layer of flavour and sitting around the fire late into the night, are things we all love doing.