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Project: "SNAP"
Company:Elica S.p.A.
Designer(s): Fabrizio Crisa', Italy
Category: Home Interior Products, Professional
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Entry Description: Snap is an Air Balancer, Elica's innovative device designed to monitor and extract air. It works in combination with hoods fitted with a connection or standalone. Thanks to the 5 operating modes (link with hood, automatic, detox, manual and holiday), it is designed to restore the correct air balance within the home independently, keeping the quality of the air, its temperature and humidity levels under control. Snap is extremely easy to install in any room, not just in the kitchen, and it can be operated by means of a purpose-designed APP. The LEDs on the front of the appliance show the user immediate feedback regarding comfort levels.

About the Designer/Company
Fabrizio Crisa', Elica Design Center Manager. Born in 1973, Fabrizio Crisa' graduated in Industrial Design at the faculty of Architecture at the La Sapienza University in Rome. In Elica since 2005, he is now head of Elica’s Design Center and Art Direction & Product Design Manager within the Marketing&Innovation department. Creativity and sense of aesthetics, rationality and search for innovative solutions both in design and technology characterize his work. Passionate about history of art and modern design. The Elica Group has been operating in the market of kitchen hoods since the 70's. Today it is chaired by Francesco Casoli and led by Giuseppe Perucchetti and is the global leading company in terms of units sold. It also boasts a leadership position on a European level in terms of design, production and commercialization of electric motors for hoods and boilers. The Elica Group has about 3,000 employees and produces more than 17 million units per year. Its production system is carried out across eight production plants located in Italy, Poland, Mexico, Germany, India and China. Elica Group's key features are its consolidated experience in the field, great attention to design, careful selection of materials and innovative technology which guarantees high efficiency and consumption reduction. These elements have made the Elica Group a leader on the market and have allowed the company to revolutionize the traditional image of kitchen hoods, turning them into objects which are not simply accessories but stand-out products with a unique design capable of improving people's quality of life.