On a fateful, rainy July afternoon in 2014, Shahin and Karim Pirani were at the Royal Hampton Court Palace Flower Show in Surrey, England, when they first discovered what would become the inspiration for the Angara bbq table.
At the time, their vision was relatively modest: to create an inviting setting on their London terrace where their family and friends could sit around their new dining table to eat, drink, and socialize together.
Whenever the Piranis would entertain family and friends on their terrace in Covent Garden, the one common refrain they heard over and over was that the table needed to be in the US. Sensing an opportunity, they contacted Anthony Groves, the brilliant English designer who sold them their original table, and together they agreed to bring his ingenious invention across the pond. Today, the Angara table, based on Anthony’s original design, has been made available for families all over the world to experience and enjoy.
Today, the incredible design of the original barbecue table has given birth to the term social grilling, an innovative and revolutionary concept that has attracted an impressive group of individuals who all saw the same potential in bringing families back to the dinner table. Our group of passionate entrepreneurs is excited to be a part of this project not just because it makes good business sense, but because they truly believe the Angara has the ability to reconnect friends and families of all age groups.
With social grilling around the Angara table, family members, both young and old, actually want to dine together, just like they used to, before the dawn of the smartphone. Our table serves as a magnet for families to bond by sharing stories, jokes, laughter, and even tears. Nothing can replace the quality time families spend around the dinner table and now, thanks to the Angara, we all can relive those halcyon times again, every day.
Do you barbecue?