While most range hoods are stationary and somewhat not that impressive, Electrolux has come up with a new idea for them. This Electrolux hood looks like a light, works like a light, but it's also a hood. It's an interesting idea, because a lot of range hoods haven't changed since they were first introduced.
Electrolux came up with this idea by studying consumer needs. This hood was recently launched in Europe. Electrolux found out that the lights on any hood are really important when people are preparing a meal together, much more than other lights. This is why they decided to use a cylindrical shape, thanks to the overall design input of Eva Holzgreve. She was also inspired by a lampshade that someone gave her years ago.
It's part of what Electrolux calls the Bright Kitchen. The horizontal light bars can be turned vertically, if need be. The finish can be either stainless steel, white, or black to match other appliances. Electrolux claims that it can filter 560 m³ of air per hour.
It's definitely an interesting idea and it would work best on kitchen islands. When deciding upon a higher-end range hood, it's sometimes hard to decide which looks best. It's good to see that this is going to be an alternative and it will make your hood look less like a range hood, because sometimes they just overwhelm the kitchen area.
[via Appliancist, photos via Electrolux]