From the very beginning, we humans have been social creatures. Our ancestors sat around cooking fires telling stories. Today, there are endless ways of communicating: we walk around with everyday devices that allow us to write or talk to people anywhere in the world. But when do we feel truly connected to one other? Usually, these moments occur around food, drinks and fire.
OFYR is designed for these moments of connection. The initial creation of OFYR was fuelled by a desire of the founder to transform outdoor cooking from a solitary activity into a shared one. The concept was first introduced in The Netherlands in 2015 and is now sold in more than 80 countries. Supported by a team of designers, the founder has added a range of outdoor furniture, utensils and top-quality accessories to the line, making OFYR not just a product but a complete outdoor concept.
What drives the interest in the OFYR concept? We put it down to its unique simplicity, multi-functionality and beautiful design, which together create a completely new way to cook and entertain outdoors. The multi-functionality of the OFYR shows in all the different recipes you can prepare. In Spain OFYR is used to prepare a huge pan of delicious paella. In Switzerland, after a day of skiing, snow-lovers gather around for a nice cup of glühwein. OFYR is perfect for use everywhere, uniting everyone around the fire during all four seasons.
And it’s not only fans of great design and food who love OFYR. Professional chefs adore its versatility for event catering and cooking demonstrations. OFYR appears frequently at events, from small gatherings to events such as Tomorrowland and Parookaville. Restaurants and hotels use OFYR cooking units to transform their outdoor spaces and offer customers a dining experience like no other.
However, this is just the start. The team is constantly developing the product range with passion and enthusiasm, continuing the tradition practiced for millennia in different cultures around the world – sharing food and stories by the fire. We are building stronger relations with our clients and partners so we can together create your finest moments.
After a long career in the investment management and luxury retail, Hans Goossens, founder of OFYR, decided for a career switch. He had always wanted to create a tangible product, and his search for the perfect grill to spent evenings cooking with his family and friends inspired the design of OFYR.
After being introduced to the market, the concept was embraced by home chefs as well as professionals. “Where a candle is needed to find a happy client in the investment world, it is an incredible satisfaction to see the enthusiasm OFYR sparks in every user.”
The experience of cooking with OFYR is one he enjoys every time: “It is an adventurous way of cooking. We just love to make a fire.” However, as a lover of aesthetics, Hans is particularly proud of the timeless design which complements each garden. With the new products, OFYR transformed into an outdoor lifestyle concept. His vision shows in every item of the collection and “we from OFYR, as a company, are full of new ideas for the future to further ignite our vision of true connection”.