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Falmec introduces Soffio from the Circle Tech collection, featuring a Murano Glass canopy
Falmec has added an authentic touch of Italian heritage to its new Soffio extractor, which features a distinctive circular canopy constructed from hand blown Murano glass.
Available in either white or amber, the extractor makes a stunning design statement in the kitchen or indeed anywhere in the home. Its subtle lighting, which glows through the coloured Murano glass, also helps to create a warm and relaxing ambience, particularly perfect for entertaining.
Making use of local artisan materials is something in which Falmec strongly believes. Falmec's HQ in Vittorio Veneto is located close to the city of Venice and the island of Murano where the tradition of glass blowing originated many centuries ago. Mastering the skill of Murano glass blowing takes 15 years of training and Falmec uses the finest artisan experts to create the Murano glass for several of its products.
As well as a striking design, the Soffio also offers innovative functionality and incorporates Falmec's patented Circle.Tech technology. Unlike traditional extractor systems the Circle.Tech filtering unit works horizontally rather than vertically, allowing the air to be expelled evenly through the filters surrounding the motor. Its design offers an enhanced surface area for exceptional extraction rates of up to 86%. This compares with as little as 20% for standard charcoal filters.
The even distribution of air also reduces turbulence, and therefore noise for an extremely quiet extraction system (47-67dB).
The secret of Circle.Tech's super effectiveness is Falmec's patented Carbon.Zeo combined filter. Made of naturally occurring zeolite and activated charcoal, this combination ensures outstanding odour neutralisation and moisture retention.
Zeolite has an extremely high absorption capacity for both organic compounds and water vapour and so plays an important role in dramatically reducing moisture in addition to odours. The activated charcoal is a porous material designed with large internal surface area that traps molecules, absorbing them into its structure, thus ensuring the kitchen air is kept pure and clean.
The Carbon.Zeo filter is regenerable and has a long life, lasting around three years with normal use, requiring regeneration after 18 months by placing in an oven at 200°C for two hours.
"Falmec, with its strong Italian heritage, has long been one of the leading brands in premium extractor systems, combining striking design with superior functionality," notes Nigel Jacobs, managing director at Euroline, exclusive UK importer of Falmec.
"The Soffio is a definitive representation of the Falmec brand and its values. We are proud that Falmec uses locally sourced artisan materials, such as Murano glass, supporting trade on the island and ensuring authenticity for the end user. The end result is a cutting-edge piece of design that fulfils an important role within the kitchen and the home".
Soffio is part of the new Circle.Tech collection, alongside four other designs in the UK.
These models are Sophie, Dama, Vetra and Loop and are available in varying finishes.
4th August 2017