This matt black extractor hood integrates into the benchtop + stores your cooking utensils

If you’re a passionate lover of cooking, or you’ve recently kickstarted your cooking journey, and want to accelerate it even further, then you’ve reached the right place. Having an efficient and streamlined cooking process is the key to preparing dishes that simply taste excellent! And the number one aid you need in having an effortless process is an arsenal of great kitchen appliances.  With the right kitchen tools and appliances, cooking can be an increasingly fun and simplified process. The right products can reduce your prep time in half, make the little cooking tasks much easier, and help you with tedious and complicated techniques. And one such cool kitchen appliance I recently came across is the Monolith extractor hood.

Designer: Falmec and Studio Ferriani

Designed by Italian kitchen brand Falmec and designers Studio Ferriani, the Monolith is an extractor hood that can be integrated into the benchtop, and also used as a nifty storage space for utensils. The extractor hood is a part of the Elements Collection and features a 90-centimeter-long suction element. It has also been equipped with differently sized storage units that can be placed and arranged in different custom configurations.

“The models making up our Elements Collection transcend traditional boundaries of aspiration, interpreting the suction element in an innovative way, becoming part of a modular architecture that is multifunctional and fully integrated into the kitchen,” said Falmec. Designed for a kitchen island, the innovative unique serves as a divider between the kitchen and the living space. At the same time, it also doubles up as a space to store stools such as ladles, spices, cutting boards, and knives that help to conceal the design’s more technological function.

The aesthetics of the Monolith are clean, minimal, and to the point. It features a matt black aluminum frame with a black glass front. A strip of lighting that is integrated with the base provides the entire kitchen with a warm and inviting glow. When the extractor hood is being utilized, the module opens a bit to remove fumes and provide access to the different controls. The Monolith’s aesthetics allow it to perfectly merge with any modern and contemporary kitchen.