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Ikea’s Lillön Grill Adds Midcentury Flare To Summer BBQs

If you’re a dude living in either 1965 or 2013, purchasing this grill is a forgone conclusion.

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“How would you classify this grill,” I ask Belinda Lanks, Co.D’s intrepid deputy editor.

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“I’d say it’s retro midcentury,” she responds.

And with that, my suspicions were confirmed. I may adore Ikea’s newest grill, the $100 steel and ceramic Lillön (pronunciation here) that appears to float on air whilst making the average Weber look like a 1980s conversion van. I may have assumed it would make me stand out to my neighbors on the back porch–and thanks to its removable legs–serve as the perfect, designer-approved bratwursting machine for my next tailgate.


And it very much may! But it also means that I’m a cliché, yet another stereotypical dude who likes Mad Men and grilling. I like midcentury modern design, and I like charred beef.

I am an American man in 2013. I am an American man in 1965. Hear me roar.

Buy it here.

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[Hat tip: bltd]

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Mark Wilson is a senior writer at Fast Company who has written about design, technology, and culture for almost 15 years. His work has appeared at Gizmodo, Kotaku, PopMech, PopSci, Esquire, American Photo and Lucky Peach

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