The Nuage hood is truly a seamless design [an overused and abused phrase if there ever was one, but in this case, a literal truth]. It can be plastered, tiled, or painted to appear like it's peeling out of the wall, much like this sink variant. Designed by Fabrizio Crisa, the hood would be quite at home in an open-plan kitchen that is free of wall cabinets. 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.