Fresh air takes shape – the AirDeLuxe chimney hood by Neff

Photo: Neff
When it comes to design, extractor hoods often lead a rather shadowy existence – a prejudice that built-in household appliance specialist Neff is aiming to do away with. Its new premium wall-mount chimney hood by the name of AirDeLuxe features a completely new type of design and a convincing combination of performance and aesthetics. The new appliance is intended to conjure up a sophisticated atmosphere in the kitchen – thus acknowledging its status as both workroom and living space.

One of the new appliance’s particularly striking features is a gleaming, jet-black, facetted glass panel framed in stainless steel. It extends all the way down to the hob and thus doubles as an easy-to-clean splash guard. The colour of the elegant stainless-steel cube stands out against the panel and is intended to create a light, hovering impression. “Thanks to this combination of glass and stainless steel and the contrasts between the different formats and depths, we have succeeded in creating a new symbiosis between function and aesthetics,” says chief designer Joachim Grützke of the concept.

At LivingKitchen, Miele will be showing exclusive design

Miele’s fair stand for LivingKitchen in Cologne is dominated by an outsized cube. (Photo: Miele)

Visitors to the LivingKitchen show will find the Miele stand in Hall 4.2 impossible to miss: The centre of the approximately 720 square-metre exhibition space will be occupied by a big cube intended to embody continuity and durability – characteristics that are often attributed to Miele’s products. But as well as its symbolic meaning, the cube boasts practical benefits too: its interior is furnished as a stylish café.