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icff - A crystal hood for the kitchen

I went to the Elica exhibit at ICFF on Sunday and stopped short when I saw the display of the crystal ventilating hood! Elegance is an understatement, it's crazy bling for the fish odors! They had another one on display too, which changed colors every few seconds. That's a WOW, if I ever saw one! Elica, divorcing from partnership with Zephyr, a well known hood manufacturer, will be in the U.S. under its own power (I couldn't resist.)

Talking about power, I know the next question is, how much? Well, let's just say it's the cubic zirconia equivalent of function, BUT, with 250 cfms per unit, they tell me they frequently install two over a cooktop. But, truthfully, they admit that they suspect many who purchase this are non cookers. What ever gave them that idea??  

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And, here is the lighting fixture, Hungry, from Fabbian! I feel so uncreative, I never thought of a storage solution like that for utensils...


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Reader Comments (9)

yowsa - that's quite a range hood! It would love loverly over my 20 year old GE oven...

Ha! I found you via Decor8 and I am happy to have found you! I´m bookmarking! :-)

May 23, 2007 | Unregistered Commentercleo

Linda, don't go there! lol!

Cleo, glad to see you! And please feel free to comment on Scandinavian kitchens. You are an expert!

May 23, 2007 | Registered CommenterSusan Serra, CKD

WOW!! What an incredible looking light! Not as keen on the cutlery storage, but it's certainly creative.

Good post!


May 23, 2007 | Unregistered CommenterDerek Davidson

It´s interesting how I find a lot of Scandinavian design by reading blogs from all over the world, things I didn´t know about, even though I live in Sweden myself! ;-) So, I will come back to you and read more about Swedish kitchens. Have a wonderful weekend! (=Trevlig helg" in Swedish)

May 25, 2007 | Unregistered Commentercleo

Interesting indeed!

May 25, 2007 | Unregistered CommenterKristen

Ornamental piece of hood definitely. Have yet to see that being used here, probably because the suction power is a joke.

May 26, 2007 | Unregistered Commenterblackcadillac73

The eye-catching Star Extractor Hood!! I did a post on this way back and I am still enthralled by it... a light source and filter! Wowsers!
The brilliant sphere is composed of hundreds of tiny glass prisms which reflect light and mask the filter (du icky grease) encased in the ball (I wouldn't dare cook with grease to keep this gleaming goodness sparkling happy!).
Sheesh, I would have this funky disco inferno ball turned on even when I'm not slaving at the stove! Hot stuff! Boogie Oogie Oogie, Cooking Queen...

May 27, 2007 | Unregistered Commenter*Terramia*

Yeah, it was introduced within the last year, but it's just so, well, different, if not highly functional. All looks, no brains?

(Terramia, settle down there...) ;-)

May 27, 2007 | Unregistered CommenterSusan Serra, CKD

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