Milan, 3 April 2016. Faber, the third millennium leader in kitchen hoods, has won the coveted international Red Dot Design Award, with the Talìka hood taking the prize for best product design.
“We are delighted with this award,” states Riccardo Remedi, Faber’s Managing Director. “After all, Faber has always meant innovation and progress in design as well as technology. Our kitchen hoods are part of the great Italian tradition of style and industrial design. And Talìka really is a revolutionary product.”
The Red Dot awards have given recognition to the work of top designers and manufacturers from all over the world since 1955, and have become a point of reference for everybody in the design business. Talìka, the world’s first really vertical extractor hood, took the prize in the product design category. With this, Faber enters prestigious company indeed: previous Red Dot award winners include illustrious names like Apple, BMW and Pininfarina.
Talìka was assigned the best product design award for the spectacular, innovative finishes and clear-cut lines that identify its three versions. White back panels are paired with old copper, cross-brushed titanium and concrete front panels to create three completely different looks, all in typical Faber style. This unobtrusive but superbly elegant hood acts as a “window over the hob”. Thanks to Faber’s revolutionary Nautilus diffuser, only 15 cm thick, Talìka merits a class A energy efficiency rating and can be installed not at some oblique angle but completely parallel to the wall.
The award ceremony will be held on 3 July at the Aalto Theatre in Essen, Germany. After it, the Talìka hood will join previous award-winning products on display at the Red Dot Museum in Zollverein.