NikolaTesla Switch Induction Cooktop by Fabrizio Crisa

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DESIGN DETAILS
DESIGN NAME:
NikolaTesla Switch

PRIMARY FUNCTION:
Induction Cooktop

INSPIRATION:
Inspiration comes from a collection of experiences and is cross-fields. NikolaTesla Switch was born from the simplest thought of an on/off switch that activates a reaction, enriched by aerodynamics, specifically the movement of the flaps on an aircraft wing when landing.

UNIQUE PROPERTIES / PROJECT DESCRIPTION:
NikolaTesla Switch is the latest induction cooktop with an integrated extraction system by Elica created to revolutionise the daily cooking experience and turn the point of view of the kitchen literally upside down.Cooking and extraction are combined in a single unit where the search for harmony and maximum attention to detail, together with innovative functions and unique performance, produces the highest expression of technology and design. A central disk of glass and steel, completely flush with the cooktop surface, cleverly conceals the extraction system.

OPERATION / FLOW / INTERACTION:
NikolaTesla Switch has a wide glass surface, purified from any superfluous element. The hood is identified by a circular element in the middle: the tilting flap activates the hood, that can bet set at the preferred level or in automatic mode. Each component has been designed both in terms of appearance and function. Removing the central lid provides comfortable access to the aluminium grease filter to easily clean them.The central fan perfectly integrated into the cooktop, guarantees high performance in terms of fume capture, silence and energy efficiency.

PROJECT DURATION AND LOCATION:
The project started in January 2017 in Fabriano and was presented to the public at Salone del Mobile in April 2018. The product is currently on stock.

FITS BEST INTO CATEGORY:
Home Appliances Design

PRODUCTION / REALIZATION TECHNOLOGY:
The cooking surface is realized in a water jet cut ceramic glass, which is also the material for one side of the revolving flap, whereas the other side is covered with a disk in die-casting aluminium iron cast finished in the black version or polished aluminium in the white one. The ring that holds the flap over the grease filter matches the side with the metal finishing, and it is still die-casting aluminium. The flap is finely equipped with micro-magnets balls that activate the VoC sensors.The grease filter is made of three layers of metallic mesh, each one of them oriented in a different angle

SPECIFICATIONS / TECHNICAL PROPERTIES:
Dimensions: 830X515x211 Induction and extraction are combined in a single product where the search for harmony and maximum attention to detail, together with innovative functions and unique performance, represent the highest expression of technology and design. NikolaTesla Switch extraction is activated, releasing all its power through this innovative flap to guarantee total air control. The extraction and induction cooktop by Elica reach high performance levels in terms of fume and odour extraction, five times faster than the rising speed, is impressively silent.

TAGS:
Induction Hob, Integrated Extraction, Intuitive Design, Multifunctional, Autocapture, Touch Control, Switch, Inspired Cooking, Elica, Aria Nuova, NikolaTesla

RESEARCH ABSTRACT:
The research behind NikolaTesla Switch started after a benchmark with the necessity from Elica of widening the range of induction hobs with the Tesla System. Second step was to interrogate the target consumers high end segment of kitchen owners,and investigate their needs to better provide a product that could meet those needs. This step includes market research, focus group and data analysis. The aim was to collect as much market insights as possible and then start the design process keeping them in mind: simplicity and elegance were the musts.

CHALLENGE:
NikolaTesla System is already an unconventional union of two appliances in one, it is a product for anyone who loves to think outside the box. The real struggle for the NikolaTesla Switch was the technology behind the flap. Although it might seem to be a simple piece, it is indeed the very opposite. Finding the right magnets was a challenge and simplify the assembling it was as well. The last challenge faced was to make the mechanical parts of the flap and the sensors work together in the best way possible.

ADDED DATE:
2019-02-20 11:03:26

TEAM MEMBERS (1) :
Fabrizio Crisà

IMAGE CREDITS:
Elica

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CLIENT/STUDIO/BRAND DETAILS
NAME:
Elica spa

PROFILE:
Elica, headed by the Chairman and CEO, Mr. Francesco Casoli, and led by the CEO Mr. Antonio Recinella, has been operating in the kitchen hood market since the 1970’s. With 3800, employees and an overall annual production of over 20,9 million pieces of hoods and motors, Elica can boast a production platform consisting in seven factories based in Italy, Poland, Mexico, India and China. Elica Corporation’s main business areas are: 1. cooking area: Elica designs, produces and markets domestic kitchen hoods, under its own brand or under leading international household appliance and kitchen producers’ brands (Whirlpool, Electrolux, IKEA, Indesit Company, Bosch-Siemens, Haier etc...), hobs and, for the Asian market, ovens and sterilizers; 2. motor area: Elica designs, produces and markets electric motors for household appliances, hoods and boilers for domestic use, under the FIME brand. Listed in the Milan stock market since 2006, on the Italian Electronic Stock Exchange Market – STAR segment– Elica is the world leader in terms of units sold in the domestic hoods market. FIME holds a leading position in Europe in the designing, production, and marketing of electric motors for heating boilers and household appliances. Extensive experience, great attention to design, high quality, refined materials and state-of-the-art technologies, guaranteeing maximum efficiency and reduced energy consumption, are the reasons why Elica Corporation stands out in the reference market. Thanks to these key factors, Elica has also been able to revolutionize the traditional image of kitchen hoods: not just simple accessories, but unique design objects that improve the quality of your life.

NOMINATION DETAILS

Nikolatesla Switch Induction Cooktop by Fabrizio Crisa is a Nominee in Home Appliances Design Category.

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