Canadian Packaging

Wolf and Grizzly wins prestigious GOOD DESIGN award for its innovative portable fire pit

Chicago Athenaeum Museum of Architecture and Design recognizes designers and manufacturers for advancing new and innovative product concepts that push the envelope


January 8, 2020
Canadian Packaging

Wolf and Grizzly, an innovative supplier of beautifully designed outdoor tools, is proud to be named the 2019 GOOD DESIGN award winner for its Fire Safe product, a portable outdoor fire pit. Awarded by the Chicago Athenaeum Museum of Architecture and Design to companies with the most innovative and cutting-edge products, the GOOD DESIGN award is the most prestigious world design award, celebrating the most innovative and cutting-edge industrial, product and graphic designs produced globally.

“We are so honoured to have our Fire Safe product recognized by the Chicago Athenaeum, an organization that celebrates the most advanced, thoughtfully-engineered products and designs from around the world,” said Wolf and Grizzly founder George Rizkalla.

Launched in 2019, the Fire Safe portable fire pit was designed and engineered specifically to maximize efficiencies while minimizing its consumption. From airflow direction and wind shielding to its segmented, corrugated design, the Fire Safe product allows users to cleanly and efficiently burn charcoal or wood while minimizing environmental footprint. Fire Safe also decreases fuel consumption for those using the product to cook meals, requiring 26 per cent less fuel per unit of surface area than its closest competitor.

Fire Safe packs down to slimmer than one inch and weighs less than 2.2 pounds. The small size enables users to go on any kind of adventure – big or small – without taking up a lot of space like traditional camping equipment.

“Our goal was to create a reliable and durable product that modernizes the camping experience, making it possible for people in both urban and rural settings to enjoy campfires and cooking with family and friends,” said Wolf and Grizzly’s Chief Strategy Officer Thomas Kousholt.

Fire Safe is compatible with Wolf and Grizzly’s existing product line, which includes Grill M1 Edition, a two-piece, compact and portable stainless steel grill that the user can set up in seconds. Wolf and Grizzly have also created Fire Set, a premium, fire-starting tool that allows the user to start a fire regardless of weather conditions.

Founded in 1950, GOOD DESIGN is a 21st century industry standard, recognizing the latest, most advanced products and designs from well-established manufacturers and corporations to the latest emerging start-up companies. The award covers new consumer products, as well as graphics and packaging designed and manufactured in Europe, Asia, Africa and North and South America. Winners are selected by a jury consisting of designers, architects, journalists and critics.

Past GOOD DESIGN winners include Sony, FUJIFILM Corporation, Hyundai, BMW, Bombardier, Google, Nest, Hewlitt Packard and Mondaine.

Visit Wolf and Grizzly today for more information on its unique product line and the people behind the company.






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