Today Australian culture is depicted basically by its outdoor-cooking that is synonymous with socializing and eating. In an effort to dominate the traditional Australian culture and addressing the issue of social inclusion, designer Nicholas Paul Newton has popped up with an idea of “BALBALIN”. Designed specifically for outdoor cooking, BALBALIN follows the traditional in-built practice of ground oven cooking with modern barbecuing technique that has a charcoal barbecue grill.
BALBALIN being a contemporary illustration of the primitive campfire puts together the different cooking style with the social interaction of cooking and eating. Made up of natural materials such as rattan and spotted gun that are not only hygienic but also possess sustainable merit and weather-ability. Its height is reconciliation between modern and traditional practices and placed in between both. Being circular in shape like the traditional ground oven, it facilitates both the guest and the host to sit, prepare and dine, eventually solving its purpose of bringing everyone together.