Faces of Florida Home & Design
The FACES of OUTDOOR GRILLING
Shahin & Karim Pirani, Co-Founders (not pictured) Pictured: Chris Pegut, Alondra Benitez, Lauren Pegut, Ari Pegut, Kazumi Zatkin & Sal Velasco
When it comes to outdoor grilling, Karim Pirani’s passion is hard to beat. So much so that he and his wife came out of retirement to start iBBQ Inc., a business designing and manufacturing Angara outdoor grill tables. It began while the couple was living in England and bought a table for their terrace; it was such a hit with friends visiting from the U.S. that they’d ask them to introduce it to the states.
“After many such requests, we decided to reach out to Anthony Groves–the brilliant English designer who created the original Angara table–and worked out a deal and basically merged his original company into iBBQ and moved the operations to the United States,” says Pirani, co-founder and CEO of iBBQ.
The innovative design of the grill allows for an interactive outdoor gathering experience, so family and friends can spend more time socializing and less time distracted by smartphones. It also takes the pressure off barbeque hosts, who typically end up doing most of the grilling. “The immersive nature of the Angara social grill table has completely transformed that dynamic,” Pirani says. “With the Angara, the host finally gets to truly enjoy [his/her] own party.”
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