When reader Darryl emailed Pam looking for good sources for a wok-like fire bowl — the search was on. There are plenty of modern retro looking fire bowls in a variety of shapes and sizes out there — but they don’t always come cheap.
Big fan here…thank you for all you do! I’m looking for “wok-like” planters and fire bowls that are on posts elevating them from the ground. (Very George Jetson). I’m hoping that you would know a source.
Palm Springs, CA
Ok Darryl — after extensive internet research I’ve been able to find a number “wok-like” fire bowls with George Jetson appeal — listed below from most to least expensive. Hopefully one of these is just the fire pit you’ve been searching for.
Update a few years later: Lots more models out there now that midcentury modern design (and fire pits) are so popular. Be sure to shop around!
Stardust Modern Gandia Balasco Brasero Modern Outdoor Firepit — $1,120 Update: Now discontinued but they have other options including one that looks like this.
So there you have it — proof that you can find an appropriate retro inspired fire bowl for your backyard patio in any price range. Don’t forget to keep your eyes peeled at yard sales, estate sales and on Craigslist too — you could find just what you’ve been searching for at a reasonable price without having to fork over money for shipping.