Amy Pearce Myriad Stove

  • Tauira / Student
    Amy Pearce
  • Kaiako / Lecturer
    Lyn Garrett
  • School
    Massey University Wellington
Judge's comments:

Judges where impressed by the integrity of this outdoor cooking appliance designed for developing countries. It is the result of a comprehensive design research process involving field research in Papua New Guinea and rigorous creative exploration and prototyping in New Zealand.


The Myriad stove is an efficient hot-burning stove with a small diameter wood-burning chamber, thus minimizing the amount of fuel being used. The stove works by efficiently burning the fuel in the combustion chamber. Due to the third air intake, located in the food chamber, the smoke is pushed out of the vertical chimney. Resulting in almost complete combustion before the flames reaching the cooking surface.