Trendy and Sleek Range Hood: Maris by Franke
In 2005, Swiss kitchen company Franke, known for their stainless steel sinks, purchased Faber S.p.A, a leading manufacturer of range hoods, broadening their product line into new arenas. The resulting line of cook hoods is as high in style and quality as Franke’s famous sinks. One new model is already garnering considerable attention: Maris is a lustrous panel hood that’s suited for low-energy homes.
Maris range hood. Manufactured by Franke.
Vent Hood with Slim Design and Touch Control
Already awarded an iF product design award 2012, Maris marries simple beauty and excellent technology. Available with a glass or stainless steel panel, Maris is suited for ducted or recirculating operation, making it a versatile range hood. The hood features touch controls, an automatic cut-off timer, and a dishwasher-safe metal grease filter.
In black, the Maris wall hood blends into the kitchen, especially if your countertops or cabinetry is dark. Of course, in a white or light kitchen, the black panel can be the center of attention. In stainless steel, the hood looks especially futuristic—like a glittering expanse of otherworldly material. Either model should get guests talking as much as it will get the host cooking!
And if you want a hood that comes with peace of mind, the Maris by Franke fits the bill. The product comes with a two-year limited warranty, and it’s made in Fabriano, Italy—“the high-end ventilation capital of the world.”
About the Manufacturer: Franke is a Swiss company that manufactures kitchen sinks, taps, and cooker hoods. The company recently celebrated 100 years in business: since 1911, Franke has designed products “using the finest materials and state-of-the-art production technology.” The company was one of the first to recognize the potential of stainless steel and to promote standardization in the kitchen. Headquartered in Switzerland, Franke also operates 85 subsidiaries in 41 countries. Worldwide, Franke is known for its “commitment to quality and an unmistakable flair for design.”