Terrenere Outdoor Kitchens Modernize Al Fresco Entertaining

10.14.21 | By
Terrenere Outdoor Kitchens Modernize Al Fresco Entertaining

The weather is already trending toward cooler temperatures, concluding this year’s outdoor dining season except for those locales with mild autumns. Even so, the affinity to eat under the skies or stars remains, magnified by the last year of limited in-dining options, driving many homeowners to upgrade their backyards into serviceable outdoor cooking and entertaining spaces with everything from elevated furnishings designed to weather the elements to luxe pizza ovens. But the ultimate flex is adding an outdoor kitchen setup, migrating the sociable activity of cooking for others directly into the backyard. And for this purpose, Italian concrete outdoor kitchen maker Terrenere’s catalog of modular kitchen islands, snack tables and stools propose an idealized blend of modernist features and freestanding forms with a hint of rural and organic design, characterized by surfaces embellished with hues referencing soil, clay, plaster, terracotta, pozzolan, and the company’s trademark concrete.

Terrenere’s rural references are rooted in the Italian/Mediterranean landscapes where earthen and natural palette define not only the architecture, but the entire traditional lifestyle of the region – “the white plasters of Apulia and the Greek islands, the red clays of Morocco, the terracotta of Sicily and Campania, the black rocks of the Aeolian Islands, and the Cinque Terre, the dark sands of Lake Como and the light ones of Sardinia and the Balearic Islands.”

The concrete outdoor kitchen systems are specced to accommodate and work seamlessly with luxury kitchen brands such as Gaggenau and Pitt cooking, clearly defining these outdoor kitchens as Michelin-aspirational rather than for backyard burgers.

Overhead of concrete sink basin with black faucet, with wooden cutting board to the side.

Faucets and mixers are made in different finishes, such as brushed inox, PVD, and baked inox – a stainless steel baked to an intentionally irregular and rustic finish to complement the modernist interpretation of a rural outdoor kitchen.

For further information, check out the Terrenere online catalog.

Gregory Han is a Senior Editor at Design Milk. A Los Angeles native with a profound love and curiosity for design, hiking, tide pools, and road trips, a selection of his adventures and musings can be found at