Unedited: Should Your Kitchen Appliances Be Pieces of Modern Art?

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A metalworks shop in Savannah, Georgia, created this custom one-of-a-kind rangehood for a client, turning one of artist Andy Warhol's most recognizable pieces into a kitchen appliance that serves as the focal point for the entire room.

But, like with Warhol's work, this rangehood was met with both critiques and huzzahs from the Gizmodo staff. Here's how it was received, with much skepticism, in our chatroom:

Andrew L. andy warhol range hood, from a custom range hood builder http://bastillemetalworks.com/customhood.htm…


Harry S. i would not want that range hood, and i need a range hood
fight fight fight
Andrew L. I'm with joe, but that's probably obvious since I dropped the pic
Leslie H. i'd get sick of it
Michael Z. #teamharry
Joe I would install it in the summer place
J.D. if it came with a grilled cheese stove, i'd be all over it
Andrew L. I mean you'd have to keep the rest of the kitchen pretty minimal to compensate
Joe You should keep your kitchen minimal anyway
Harry S. now, I would not have this morning's smoky pancake griddle and the subsequent haze throughout the apartment
*rather have
Andrew L. mmmm, pancake haze
that's smog I can endorse
Joe just saying, anything can be the focal point of your kitchen. Why not a pop art icon?
Harry S. but I would really prefer the range hood to not be more noticeable than the smoke itself
Joe but we can do an unedited on this range hood
Harry S. if you can afford a range hood, period, just be discreet about it before some smoky pancake thug kitchenjacks it
Andrew L. k
Joe you want people to notice your hood more than your culinary ineptitude is all I'm sayin harry
Michael Z. burn, but that's okay because your fugly rangehood will suck up the smoke


So what do you think? Is this mashup of pop-art and utilitarian gadgetry a win, or a complete eyesore that will have people questioning your design sensibilities?

[Bastille Metal Works via Coudal Partners]