Range hood by Elica, shown at EuroCucina 2014 in Milan
Credit: Elica

In the halls of the biannual Eurocucina, part of the 2014 Salone del Mobile, kitchen and appliance manufacturers preferred substance over style with their new offerings. Here are five new innovations that stressed new uses of materials, long-awaited low-risk designs, and subtle technological innovations. This article originally was written for ARCHITECT, a sister publication of REMODELING.