See more objects with the tag kitchen, cooking, repurposing, community, share, make, energy, solar power.

Object Timeline

  • We acquired this object.


  • Work on this object began.



  • You found it!

Solar Dish Kitchen, 2004

This is a Project. It was designed by BASIC Initiative. It is dated 2004. Its medium is aluminum, steel.

Solar Dish Kitchen was designed for two informal settlements in Mexico. Mothers cooked meals for their children together to supplement their diets and reduce costs. A retrofit to an existing school incorporates solar cooking and hot water heating, grey-water filters for the dishwater, rainwater catchment, and photovoltaic panels to allow the kitchen to go off the grid. The Solar Dish is built from bicycle parts, and small vanity mirrors create the parabolic mirror surface, which concentrates the sun’s energy on a pot or stove in the kitchen.

This object may be subject to Copyright or other restrictions.

You are welcome to make fair use of this image under U.S. Copyright law and in compliance with our terms of use. Please note that you are responsible for determining whether your use is fair and for responding to any claims that may arise from your use.

For higher resolution or commercial use contact ArtResource.

If you would like to cite this object in a Wikipedia article please use the following template:

<ref name=CH>{{cite web |url= |title=Solar Dish Kitchen, 2004 |author=Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum |accessdate=18 October 2019 |publisher=Smithsonian Institution}}</ref>