Back in 2020, prepping for the pandemic meant stocking up on toilet paper. This fall? Make sure you order a fire pit in order to extend outdoor entertaining season. Below, our recommendations for some particularly stylish ones. Create an instant bonfire with these versatile wood-burning fire pits and bowls, perfect for the patio or the lawn (but not recommended for use on wood decks or surfaces).
Above: Let’s start with the Rolls Royce of fire pits, shall we? Made in the USA from corten steel, the beautifully sculptural Petal Fire Pit by Plodes Studio is meant to rust and weather; from $1,890 at DWR. Above: This elegant Firepit from Danish brand House Doctor is €360 from Living and Co. Above: Looking for a fully portable solution? Try the stainless steel Takibi Pack & Carry Fireplace, designed and built in Niigata, Japan; $189.95 for the large. Add a grate on top to turn it into a grill. Above: We love the rice bowl proportions of the cast iron Hemisphere Fire Pit. The 29-inch version, picture, is $204.99; the 42-inch version is $479.99. Above: Loll Designs’ Fire Ring features a removable top, made of recycled plastic, that can be used to turn it into a cocktail table if desired (the top is available in multiple colors); $945. Above: The Insignia Fire Pit measures 31 inches across; $898 at Terrain. Above: The top-rated Solo Stove Bonfire Fire Pit is designed to minimize smoke; $300 at REI. Above: The Urli Fire Pit is $349 at CB2 and comes with a tool to remove the mesh top. Above: The Anson Wood Burning Fire Bowl, in a gray finish, comes with spark screen, log poker tool, grate, and protective storage cover; $551 from PortableFireplace.com. Above: The streamlined Howland Cast Iron Fire Pit is $296 at AllModern.
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N.B.: This post has been updated with new prices; it was first published October 2020.