A winning design that evolves into island solutions

After the creation of the iconic KLT ceiling hood, awarded the Good Design award by The Chicago Athenaeum museum of architecture and design, BCF design participated in the development of the island solutions in the 90 and 120 cm wide sizes.

A discreet and elegant design to last a long time

The project is characterized by the elegant and functional extraction area that develops in the two models of island hoods.
These have a design that does not indulge in formal virtuosity, but which favors a discreet character, which in its extreme linearity, can communicate with any type of kitchen furniture.

Central element of the kitchen furniture

The “island hood” typology was created to be included in important furnishing solutions, usually architectural creations that include functional peninsulas or actual work islands. Their destination is inevitably at the center of the environment, and they interact with the functionality and style of the furniture.

The design in line with the Smeg product philosophy

The choice was to favor a linear and discreet design, in which the extraction element became the signature of the hood, consistently with itspayoff: “technology that furnishes .”

The range of Smeg KLT series island hoods

90cm island hood

The design of the product body is characterized by the play of contrasting volumes between the vertical chimney and the thin horizontal suction area.
The dashboard highlights a slender glass area where the touch controls and service signals are located.

120cm island hood

The design of the 120cm hood is characterized by its dynamic image, due to its asymmetric structure. The chimney supports the horizontal extraction structure, aided by the presence of two thin steel cables. In this configuration, the dashboard appears even thinner, giving the hood a slender appearance that makes it the protagonist at the center of the environment.

BCF design and kitchen hoods

In its long professional history, BCF design has been a protagonist in the development of hood design over the last three decades.
The collaboration with Faber, the company that invented the kitchen hood as a household appliance, began in 1986, for more than a twenty years and then continued with equally important names such as Franke, Glem Gas, Falmec and lastly Smeg.
We would like to remember some significant products of which we were the authors: the SI 602 and the Style, products made in millions of pieces and entered the kitchens of many, the Foyer project presented in 1989 (inspiration for the then unknown furnishing models), Under developed in 1990 (among the first solutions with extraction from the top) and finally the Concept, presented in 2003 and awarded several awards internationally for its innovative solution which saw it inserted into the wall, radically modifying the functional and spatial aspect of the hood in the kitchen.

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