Pareo Range Hood Retracts to Keep From Obstructing Open Concept Kitchens

 - Jan 16, 2014
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The Pareo Range Hood presents a unique solution to interfering with open-concept kitchens. This Samuel Codegoni design is intended particularly for a culinary space with a stovetop on an island, making it so that the ventilation mechanism must descent in a way that is more visually obstructive than it would be against a wall.

This creative has come up with a futuristic concept that can withdraw into itself, reducing its drop by about half. A system of nesting cylinders facilitates the telescopic retracting, opening up the room at eye level when the fan is not in use.

Not only is the Pareo Range Hood aesthetically practical, it is also aesthetically pleasing. The appliance has rounded contours with overlapping sloped edges, plus a futuristic reflective metal covering to enhance the look of the contemporary cooking environment.