this old car was turned into a wood-burning pizza oven

this old car was turned into a wood-burning pizza oven

benedetto bufalino — at it again — turning old cars into functional objects of whimsy, delight, and deliciousness. from playable ping pong tables made from upside down cars, and aquariums built from telephone booths, bufalino has a knack for turning the ordinary into the absurd. this time, the french artist hacked an old ford mondeo to become a fully functional wood-burning pizza oven (and the pies look pretty incredible).



bufalino sliced out the windows of the old ford and removed its technical and internal components, like seats and wheels. a sort of shelf within the car interior was constructed and covered in an all-brick surface that could sustain high heats. wood logs were placed inside, lit on fire, and a fully-functioning pizza oven was born. devised while bufalino was a participant at cultural art association 2angles based in france, the car-turned-pizza-cooker attracted many visitors who wanted to check out the car that doesn’t burn gas — but wood.

  • Wow, looks terrible and I can smell the burning plastic through the very internet.

    joe says:
  • Nice pie, but I would have started the fire under the car.


    JimCan says:
  • really? are you kidding? what is the design achievement here? it’s a waste of materials and uses…really guys is this a relevant content to publish?

    Santiago says:
  • Useless. Should be able to deliver.

    Bruce says:
  • Been browsing Designboom for just over a decade now and really have to say, that title and “abstract” that appear on the story immediately read out of place on the site. Seemed a tad bit cheesy and of something I would read from a different site.

    However, I still clicked on the article, still read the story, and really like the whimsical project in the same way I am fascinated with atypical objects being turned into aquariums. Also, man that is a lot of social media sharing going on through the buttons.

    I have no issue of quality here like at least one other commenter on this story, I think it’s a really cool project that I wouldn’t have found out about if not for you, Nina. But when sandwiched between titles like “antonio scarponi’s jungfrau pavilion in switzerland references the mountain panorama” and “the hands-free umbrella drone uses smart AI to protect you from the elements”, a title like “this old car was turned into a wood-burning pizza oven and we want a slice!” noticeably echos the whimsy and delight theme of the project in an unexpected way.

    NoxMortalitus says:
  • As a wood fire oven enthusiast and chef as well as a wife of a car-guy…this pretty much rocks! Crazy idea, but cool!

    Stephanie Petersen says:

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