This small extractor catches the cooking smokes and vapors right above the pan, before it rises. It purifies it through two different filters that are removable and easy to wash: the oil filter at the front gets rid of the fats, and the activated charcoal filter at the back recycles the air before it is sent back in the room. The handle makes it easy to move around and store by hanging it, in order to save some space when it is not operating.
Which ‘directions for use’ would you supply with your product?
Place the extractor fan next to the cooking plate, facing the pan or the pot.
What do you think is your product’s application?
The portable kitchen hood is meant to help recycling the air in tiny kitchens.
When developing this product, was your main starting point the material, the shape or the function?
I started with the function, which was the portability of such a typology of object. The challenge was to find the right shape/bulk for it to work with most of the pans and pots in most of the tiny kitchens.
What is the story behind your product? Was there a reason?
In addition, with the portable aspect, the inspiration was the kitchen hood in my own flat. Despite the fact that it is very important for the health of a kitchen, it gets dirty quite quick and it is difficult to clean. I wanted to facilitate the maintenance of such a product as well.
What do you think are the current trends in design and interior design?
Minimalism and flexibility in the usage.
Why were you interested in the Pure Talents Contest?
My product was fitting well in the new category “living kitchen”.
What kind of new stimuli would you like to see in kitchen design?
I would like better and more eco-friendly materials to be more accessible to people, like solid wood, stainless steel, glass, etc. Reducing the amount of plastics in low budget kitchens and kitchen tools would be great.
When you think about the spectrum from campfire to high-end fitted kitchen, what would your dream kitchen look like?
Including a campfire in a high-end fitting kitchen would be an amazing idea, but I would need to work on another version of my project to extract this amount of smoke!