Compiled by Patrick Avenell at EuroCucina
One of the more amusing battlegrounds at EuroCucina 2012 is which manufacturer can produce the whackiest rangehood. Here are Current.com.au's selections for the weirdest rangehood designs on show in Milan:
This concept hood from Neff was created solely to prove Germans aren't always serious.
Well known for their designer series, this Smeg hood is more Rubens than Newson.
Hoover has gone with a sort of inverse CBA logo here. We quite like this one.
This is one of several out-there designs by Falmec. Not really sure what's going one here, but it looks more like a lampshade than a sophisticated electrical appliance.
Here's a full row of Falmec masterpieces/monstrosities (delete where applicable).
These two hoods are from Faber, the self-styled 'First Italian Rangehood Company'.
More from Faber - it's from here that things get really weird...
Call us conservative, but this is not a rangehood! Faber certainly confused onlookers with this upside-side half eaten strawberry, but it had nothing on the confusion caused by this next rangehood. Presenting, the craziest rangehood we've ever seen:
With a cylindrical ventilator that drops down from the hood proper when in use, this Faber rangehood takes the freshly baked cake (with no fire alarms) for the whackiest appliance at EuroCucina 2012.