Barbecue table simplifies your cookout

Taking a cue from Korean restaurants, this dining table incorporates a barbecue in a refreshingly simple design by Monday Furniture. The austere cooker makes the weird and wonderful metal sculptures that we're used to seeing on the patio look a little a bit ridiculous.

The designer has basically dragged a regular wooden dining table out into the yard, replaced the top with an elegant steel surface and dropped a heat-proof Corten steel box in the centre for your hot coals. This leaves plenty of surface around the cooking area for food prep — or cans of beer — and the treated wooden legs mean it'll survive outdoors.

Why is it that the simplest designs are always the best? And at just $440 for a partially assembled set, they're often the cheapest too.

Interior Matters, via The Design Blog