When the world
of air meets design,
innovation and
Elica is the answer. Solutions that make
your dreams a reality.

Future is in the air

At Elica, innovation means anticipating trends: designing the dreams of tomorrow’s customers today.

A story of innovation, people and design

Over 50 years of experience gained in the reference sector, has allowed Elica to revolutionize the look, features and market position of kitchen hoods and extractor hobs: from simple household appliances to true décor elements, from functional accessories to visually stunning, technological design objects.



Our history

  • 1970

    Ermanno Casoli founds Elica s.p.a. in Fabriano. The first Elica range hood is designed.

  • 1978

    Ermanno Casoli passes away prematurely at the age of 49 years. France­sco Casoli and his mother, Gianna Pieralisi, take the helm of the company.

  • 1982

    Elica creates the “Lego” hood, characterized by a built-in heart identical for all models but with customizable front panels. Just one product to meet the taste of various customers. 

  • 1987

    The first Elica chimney hood is designed.

  • 1994

    Serra San Quirico plant and Elica laboratory are set up.

  • 1995

    A fire razes Fabriano plant to the ground. It is reconstructed in just 4 months with the help of all employees.

  • 1997

    The first “Tamaya” chimney hood is designed by Phoenix Design and Guy Tienot.

  • 1998

    Mergo plant is set up.

  • 1999

    The intuition: to turn a hood into an object that is synonymous with design, technology, splendour and emotion. It is the start of the collaboration with designer David Lewis.

  • 2000

    Designer firm Castiglia Associati designs the “Cappa Modula” for Elica.

  • 2002

    In Japan, Elica sets up “Ariafina co. ltd”, an equal share joint venture with “Fuji Industrial” – a Japanese leader in the production of extractor hoods – with the purpose of trading high-design products in the Japanese market.

  • 2004

    Elica designs “Om”, a perfect combination of design and usability in the kitchen, which is inserted in the Adi Index. It is the start of revolution and global success.

  • 2005

    Elica gives birth to the “Evolution” line, the first "Ceiling Hood" in the world. The end of the year marks the launch of the “Elica Collection” range in the United States.

  • 2006

    “Elicamex s.a.” is set up. This operating company is based in Queretaro, Mexico. On november 10, 2006, the company is quoted in the star segment of the Italian stock exchange. 

  • 2007

    Elica designs the first extractor hood with “Elica Deep Silence” technology, called “Space”. The evolution line is inserted in the Adi Index.

  • 2009

    Gaetano Pesce designs the fish-hood, in limited edition, for Elica, thus changing industrial production modes profoundly.

  • 2010

    Stefano Giovannoni designs “Bubble” for Elica, the first technopolymer hood. In India, Elica sets up the joint venture “Elica PB India Private ltd.”. In China, Elica takes over "Zhejiang Putian Electric co. ltd".

  • 2011

    The designer firm Ludovica+Roberto Palomba designs "Clip" for Elica.

  • 2012

    “Elica Trading llc.” is set up in russia, with offices in Moscow and Saint Petersburg.

  • 2014

    Elica launches Marie, the new smart fragrance diffuser.

  • 2015

    New Elica offices and show rooms in France (Paris) and Spain (Barcelona).

  • 2016

    Elica launches Snap, the new air quality balancer and joins the IoT world.


Ermanno Casoli Foundation

The “Fondazione Ermanno Casoli”, dedicated to the memory of Elica’s founder, was set up in 2007. Its aim is to promote the relationship between the world of art and that of industry, fostering initiatives in which contemporary art becomes an educational and methodological tool, contributing to improvement in the workplace environment and promoting innovative processes. The foundation promotes projects which contaminate art and business organisations setting in motion original processes, which reinforce creativity and social cohesion. In all the activities, the Fondazione Ermanno Casoli assumes the role of mediator, guaranteeing complete autonomy and freedom of expression to the artists and, to the company, coherence and compatibility of the initiatives with requirements and goals. Elica is the laboratory in which the Fondazione Ermanno Casoli tests the value of its numerous activities.

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