NikolaTesla by Elica wins the 25th Compasso d’Oro ADI, the world’s most prestigious Italian design award

21 June 2018

NikolaTesla, the innovative extractor hob designed by Fabrizio Crisà for Elica was awarded the longest-standing, but above all most prestigious international design award: the Compasso D’Oro ADI. 

NikolaTesla, the leading-edge product through which Elica introduced an innovative and surprising cooking experience, thus becomes part of international design history. Chosen from a selection of more than 280 finalist products submitted to the international jury of the 25th Compasso d’Oro ADI, this innovative hob with integrated extraction combines all the best functions of two household appliances, the induction hob and hood, characterised by a modern and exclusive look, making a strong impact and adding value to any environment. The perfect synthesis of cooking and extraction, a smart, powerful and silent product offering consumers a genuine revolution in the kitchen, with truly unprecedented results.

Just like in all editions since 1954, the award was granted to both the designers and producers of the objects. The Compasso d’Oro is awarded based on a preselection made by the ADI Permanent Design Observatory, which evaluates objects industrially produced over the last two years and, year after year, selects the best products for subsequent publication in the ADI Design Index.

Elica was also granted an Honourable Mention, one of just 56, for its Snap product, an innovative extraction system similarly designed by Fabrizio Crisà, which monitors and automatically improves air quality, not only in the kitchen but all throughout the home. Thanks to the presence of three sensors and a sophisticated algorithm, SNAP continuously monitors air quality, temperature and moisture, reducing the level of polluting agents, odours and excess vapour in just 30 minutes without needing to open the windows.