Since the 1970s, Elica has stood for efficiency, innovation and design. The quality of Elica kitchen range hoods are a breath of fresh air, rendering the brand and its creations truly unique in the market. From its Fabriano headquarters, Elica gained global fame thanks also to its spirit of collaboration and harmonythat has characterized the mood of the world leader in the kitchen hood industry. The values of the brand and those of sharing are what gives life to the company and its people – Elica placed first in the “Great Place to Work” category of the Best Workplaces 2011 rankings.
The design aspect of Elica was introduced by founder Ermanno Casoli, who was the first to design a range hood that fit inside a briefcase: a transportable model that could be shown even outside of Italy – a model that was then updated by Tiarko Meunier with personalization thanks to interchangeable front panels, including a memorable one by Giorgietto Giugiaro. Elica was the brand that brought innovation into the kitchen, thanks to its collaboration with famous personalities of the design world. In 1987, the company produced the stainless steel Tamaya hood designed by Phoenix Design together with Guy Tienot. The official revolution came in 1999 with Wall Carpet, credited to David Lewis, noted designer of avant-garde hi-fi systems. The new millennium kicked off with Modula, an extended aluminum hood with a width of your choosing designed by Castiglia associati. In 2002, the Elica Design Center gave shape to numerous innovative models – in 2004 with Om, a square hood with a tempered glass window;in 2005 with Evolution, a compact system that transformed into a ventilating chandelier and with Star and its aesthetic variations. In 2007, design pushed technology even more: Space, the most silent hood in the world, was presented. In 2010, Elica launched Bubble, a thermoplastic hood by Stefano Giovannoni and in 2011, Skin, which resembles a radio apparatus and won the Red Dot Design Award, designed by Fabrizio Crisà. Now for 2011, Clip is the model with which Ludovica and Roberto Palomba bring design back to its origins.
In 2007, the Ermanno Casoli Foundation was created in order to unite the worlds of art and industry. The organization, dedicated to Elica’s founder, is a cultural mediator of initiatives that bring contemporary art into companies. Through the Foundation, Elica came to collaborate with Gaetano Pesce, resulting in Pescecappa, a prototype that exists in only 15 numbered replicates signed by the eclectic architect.
Throughout the years, Elica revolutionized both itself and the image traditionally associated with range hoods and transforming them into an identifying element of the kitchen thanks to the continuity of innovation and technology, to the constructive knowledge acquired over time and to a distinctive attention to design. Elica brings a breath of fresh air into the kitchen.