In China, most kitchen appliances available on the market are rooted in Western cooking practices. Fotile, based in Ningbo, China, specializes in high-end kitchen appliances designed specifically for the Chinese market. As the market leader in this space, Fotile partnered with IDEO to design a new cook top and range hood that would satisfy the unique needs of Chinese cooking culture. The result: An innovative cook top and range hood that combine form and function in beautiful, unexpected ways.
The Fotile cook top and range hood take into account cultural practices and needs while also addressing the aesthetic preference of the Chinese consumer. This appliance duo eliminates the tension between the staples of Chinese cooking culture—the wok and cooking oil—and the consumer demand for modern design.