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Elica and Cristalplant®– designing the hood of the future

4 November 2015

Elica is a partner in the eighth edition of the Cristalplant® Design Contest, the design competition dedicated to emerging designers and young talent with the invitation to design the hood of the future using Cristalplant as the base material.

Cristalplant® is an innovative composite material, a technologically advanced and unique product developed in the Nicos International SpA R & D centre. Thanks to its technical features and unique finish, Cristalplant® has been chosen by “made in Italy” companies for the production of objects with a high level of style and technology.

Proof of this is Elica’s YE island hood, an extraordinary and innovative concept designed by Fabrizio Crisà and presented at the 2014 edition of FTK / Eurocucina. YE is a unique and perfect combination of style, technology and form, thanks to the use of Cristalplant®– never previously employed in the manufacture of hoods.

Elica, famous for binging together innovation, research, quality and design, is the ideal match for the values represented by the competition and the perfect partner for Nicos International for the 2016 edition, which requires the submission of a project for a hood made of Cristalplant.

There will be two winning projects: the award will be presented at Milan’s 55th Salone Internazionale del Mobile with the realisation and presentation of the finished prototype and the possibility of creating a product in collaboration with the Elica Design Center for Elica’s 2018 catalogue.

For more information and to enter the competition visit the website.