Skin is the result of ongoing Elica research into functionality and the study of innovative shapes and materials. Skin is the solution that enhances the essence of the product and highlights the best of extraction-related technology: a large, high-performance filter surface, made of perforated steel embedded in black or white glass or stainless steel plate. Skin stands out due to its shape which, at the same time, inspires a supernatural dimension and the evolutionary reinterpretation of a familiar radio set. In the same way, the Air Tuning rotary control system, characterised by reassuring manual use and intuitive icons also shows a real approach in terms of usability. In addition to providing adequate lighting for the cooking area during food preparation, the tilting LED system can be used as a directional light on the work top or for indirect lighting in the environment, making Skin a multifunctional object. Skin is also available in the Mini Skin version to adapt to smaller spaces while maintaining the same high levels of performance. Skin hood has been awarded the “red dot award: product design 2011”, the recognized international prize that acknowledges project’s high quality. Skin has been chosen by an international panel of jury, of experts in various sectors, for its functionality, ergonomics, environmentally friendliness, durability and design.