I think I could count on one hand the number of stainless steel range hoods I saw last month at the European trade show LivingKitchen. Instead, free-form, enameled vents were all the rage; many sported vivid colors. [With winter storm Nemo arriving tomorrow, I'm choosing to show this snowball-like model, called Shell.] elica.com
Leslie Clagett is a seasoned yet passionate observer of the international kitchen
and bath industries, and the founder of KBCULTURE.com. An editor at publications ranging from Arts +
Architecture to Kitchens & Baths, she is also the author of The New
City Home [The Taunton Press], among other books. Leslie has a
tremendous respect for quality design and the people who labor in its
pursuit; her discerning eye has been known to get a little misty in the
presence of true beauty.