When it comes to design, extractor hoods often lead a rather shadowy existence â€“ 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 â€“ thus acknowledging its status as both workroom and living space.
One of the new applianceâ€™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. â€śThanks 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,â€ť says chief designer Joachim GrĂĽtzke of the concept.