Industrial Design Alums Win IDEA Bronze Award

A team of Jefferson Industrial Design alums were recently awarded the prestigious IDEA Bronze award. This prestigious recognition, awarded by the Industrial Designers Society of America (IDSA), “recognizes products and services that encourage, inspire, and push our industry forward.” 

Alex Undi (BsID ‘10), Drew Jordan (MsID ‘15), and Colin Lew (MsID ‘20), all of independent design consultancy Design Prosody, teamed up to create The Burch Barrel.

The Burch Barrel is a combination grill, firepit, and smoker that allows for open-fire cooking with wood or charcoal. Inspired by Santa Maria-style grilling, the tripod suspension system lets users elevate the lid and/or the cooktop above the flame to adjust the heat, tend the fire, or take their food out of a flare-up. The barrel’s double-walled construction channels air into the bottom, fueling the fire and keeping the outer surface safe to touch. Its tripod design allows the barrel to be used on uneven ground, making it perfect for outdoor use.

Congratulations to the team on a well-deserved win!


Images: Design Prosody/Burch Barrel

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