Kitchen Design Ideas: Custom Panels for Range Hoods
The “Jupiter” tubular range hood from Futuro Futuro offers a rare feature – the ability to accommodate a custom panel. Simply detach the bottom portion of the hood, insert the glass or metal panel, and re-attach the bottom portion. That’s it! No modifications to the range hood are necessary, and the mounting bolts are adjustable to accommodate panels of various thickness.
Here are a few creative ways to customize this sleek tubular range hood. Click on any photo to see a larger version with more detail.
To soften the right angles of this modern kitchen, the corner of the island was rounded to match the shape of the Evo cooktop. Taking the idea further, the designer chose the round Jupiter range hood – and reinforced the visual impact with a round glass panel.
In this luxury condo renovation, the Jupiter hood was combined with a custom glass shelf, a couple of pendant lights, and some lightweight metal rods. The end result is a centerpiece that visually ties the kitchen space together, as well as provide effective ventilation, storage space, and a place to hang small kitchen tools during food prep.
The “Venus” line from luxury kitchen manufacturer Snaidero uses 2 Jupiter range hoods with a custom shelf as the focal point of the island. The “Venus” is designed by Pininfarina S.p.A., the design firm responsible for some of the world’s greatest cars – Rolls-Royce Camargue, Ferrari Scaglietti, Jaguar XJ220, Maserati Quattroporte, and countless others.
The unique shape of the countertop is mirrored by the lightweight aluminum overhead shelf that houses 2 Jupiter Island range hoods as well as an array of energy-efficient lights. Bold, bright colors of the kitchen are perfectly complemented by the polished stainless steel of the range hoods.
Pininfarina’s supercar design heritage comes through in every visual aspect – bright red cabinets are a homage to the most popular Ferrari color choice, countertop and shelf curves evoke the muscular elegance of Italian supercars… how fitting that the exhaust hoods should be solid metal tubes – to match the massive airflow components of machines producing 500+ horsepower!