Our photos are examples of our 'one of a kind' premium built Architectural Metal Hoods. The materials are often stainless steel and or hand forged iron, bronze or copper. Components are made from raw bar stock and formed by forged rivets and or traditional forged welds for authenticity. Fired over a hot forge, to hammer shaping on an anvil. Our hoods essentially wrap around our exclusive stainless steel exhaust ventillation inserts, engineered to meet the different needs and combinations of cook-surfaces; gas & electric burners, B.B.Q's, griddles, woks. Custom finishes such as; dry brushing, antiquing, flaming, acid washes, heat resistant top-coats. Altogether creates endless textures & finishes! We design all disciplines from contempory, traditional, to exotic forms. Often, hoods are required to meet an architectural theme-line in the kitchen, acting as the 'focal point' and or architectural statement, this is our specialty! 'Ready in the box' hoods are the status-quo for the mass manufacture's, where ranges are peered primarily as utility in function and the hood offerings, being very sterile. However, hoods are highly conspicuous, at eye level & highly exposed three dimensional, where both function & form are necessary in a premium kitchen! Customization requires unique & changing aspects in each hood. It's location also requires design & diverse engineering needs; hood's size, 'ratio to he size of kitchen', height of cooks, & height of the ceiling, different exhaust sizing (cfm) & interior lighting needs, to name a few. Allow our professional expertise, with our design program, including custom hand shop drawings guide the way, to building your 'one of a kind' premium custom hood.
Historical notes; The adage 'Home Is Where The Heart Is' historically 'The Hearth' is the center of warmth & nourishment within the home, world wide for centuries. All in common, this asset, almost subliminally draws one to the range of today's kitchen spaces when adding the visual element of a premium hood. This advantage in mind, when designing the range location, select a good visual path that will be seen, prior to entering the kichen. This creates a senational draw, being the single #1 most sucessful item, the hood / range focal point!