Zephyr Blogger Retreat 2015!


It’s here! We have been diligently working behind the scenes on our first Zephyr Blogger Retreat and we are SO excited to finally welcome these amazing design bloggers for three days of the best in design, food, and wine.

During the San Francisco Blogger Retreat, we will preview the latest trends in home design, food, and lifestyle, and show you all of what makes the Bay Area such an amazing place. From SF’s Design District, to award-winning restaurants, and stunning wineries, we have curated the best of what SF and Napa Valley have to offer.

Please follow along on Instagram, Twitter, and Facebook! We will share more photos and a recap here after the events.



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Arianne Bellizaire: http://www.inspiredtostyle.com


Brandon Smith: DCoopMedia.com

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Christian May: http://maison21.blogspot.com


Courtney Price: CourtneyPrice.com


Florence von Pelet: Modenus.com


Franki Durbin: FrankiDurbin.com


Kelly Morisseau: http://www.kellymorisseau.com


Rene Zeig: http://cottageandvine.blogspot.com

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Sarah Sarna: SarahSarna.com

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Traci Zeller: http://tracizeller.com

Zephyr Upgrade My Hood Photo Contest – Winners!

We have announced our Upgrade Your Hood Facebook Photo Contest winners! Participants were asked to take a photo of their current ventilation hood, upload the photo to Facebook with a short caption on why they needed an upgrade, and get their friends to vote. We had 64 entrants, and garnered more than 3,400 new Facebook fans! Below are the winners and their prizes!

Photo Contest Prizes

  • Grand Prize Winner with the most votes: Zephyr and Build.com select from the Top 10 most voted entries. Winner receives a new Zephyr hood. Any style. You choose.
  • 1st Place Winner with the most votes: A new Zephyr hood from the Essentials Collection.
  • 2nd Place Winner with the second most votes: A new Zephyr hood from the Essentials Collection.
  • Five Runners Up: Element Portable Gas Grills

Grand Prize: This Hood Is For The Birds!” – Karen (289 votes) **Selected from top 10 photos with the most votes by Zephyr and Build.com**


1st Place: “20 Years, at least!” -Madeline (978 votes)


2nd Place: “Meet my 30 yr old range hood. What once was white is no longer! This puppy is a house original and leaks grease over the stove every time i use it. In desperate need of a #zephyrupgrade #olderthanme#houseoriginal” -Audessa (952 votes)


Runner Up #1: “See that old stainless steel thing in the ceiling, top upper left? That’s the original range fan, circa late 1940s. You ask, what good does it do? Good question! Hardly any good at all, if any.” -Dusan (932 votes)


Runner Up #2: “1989 Model” -Marlene (629 votes)


Runner Up #3: “Extremely plain and boring, total snoozefest! I need an upgrade.” -Linda (547 votes)


Runner Up #4: “My house was built in 1956 and I really think this stove hood has been in place since that time. No matter how much I scrub, it will not come clean. As you can see, it has even been on fire! Yikes!” – Karen (462 votes)


Runner Up 5: “This is my new remodeled kitchen (still have to do backsplash tiles), I would love relegate the microwave to the garage for a #ZephyrUpgrade – they can make their popcorn there!!!” – Kathy (397 votes)



You can see the rest of the photo entries here!

Zephyr Introduces Two New Hoods In Vertical Style Kitchen Ventilation: Wave and Incline

New Arc Collection Hoods Combine Elegant Design With Powerful Performance

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We’re excited to announce the launch of Wave and Incline – the newest hoods in our Arc Collection. The Arc Collection is a line of modern range hoods designed in collaboration with Robert Brunner (former Apple Computer designer and designer of the Amazon Kindle, Beats by Dre Headphones, etc.), and are as much about clean air as they are about clean lines. The Wave and Incline feature a vertical style design and are ideal for homeowners looking for a bold design statement in the kitchen.

An elegant vertical-style hood, Wave features a slim profile that complements kitchen décor styles from transitional to modern. The square-shaped hood resembles more of a kitchen art installation than a range hood with its slight tilt and smooth glass panel in black or white; the perfect hood for homeowners that crave an alternative to stainless steel.

The Wave’s Dual Capture Zones collect contaminates through two entry points (back and front) to improve capture performance and ensure a smoke- and debris-free kitchen. In addition, an industry first, tri-level LED light strip illuminates the cooking surface while creating a clean, warm white glow that is evenly distributed on the cooktop. Features include: Multiple Blower Options (Internal 290, 600 CFM, and Inline/External 1,000 CFM), Wireless Remote Control, 3-Speed Capacitive Touch Controls, Recirculating Option, and Optional Duct Cover, 90 cm. (MSRP: $1,899).

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The new Incline adds a touch of chic to your kitchen and is the most economical vertical style hood on the market (MSRP: $1,149). Incline is equipped with Perimeter Aspiration, a technique that moves airflow from the central area and evenly distributes it though narrow openings around the perimeter of the hood. This method increases air velocity and improves the capture of cooking contaminates. Perimeter Aspiration ensures the hood will keep the kitchen free of smoke and debris and can handle the most powerful cooking jobs over European- or professional-style ranges.

Incline also features Dual Filtration, which filters cooking contaminates through two entry points (bottom and front) to improve capture. Its multiple blower options (Internal: 290, 600 CFM and In-line/External 1000 CFM) and industry-first, tri-level LED light strip make Incline both stylish and functional for discerning home chefs. Additional features include: Wireless Remote Control, 3-Speed Capacitive Touch Controls, Recirculation Option, and Optional Duct Cover. Color options: Stainless Steel or Powder Coated White with Stainless Steel, 80 cm.

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“Our Arc Collection has challenged traditional ventilation design with its bold shapes, colors and features,” says Luke Siow, Zephyr President. “The Wave and Incline are two exciting new hoods in the collection with a modern twist; vertical style design and Perimeter Aspiration are two features that give homeowners the best in both form and function.”

Dwell on Design 2015


We just returned from Dwell on Design and enjoyed checking out the latest products in design. We were also there to support our Cheng Collection designer, Fu-Tung Cheng, who received an award for Best Design Material at the show. Below is a quick recap of our favorite products and the top trends from the design community!

Modular Homes and Furniture: There continues to be a big trend with designers bringing the outdoors inside. There were a lot of creative booth spaces showcasing outdoor products, lighting, “green” modular homes, and the outdoor living section was packed with designers testing out the latest furniture, products, etc.







Lightopia showcased modern and colorful lighting for the home and Cerno received the award for best lighting product at the show.

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IndoTeak showcased their contemporary, 100% reclaimed teak and Stikwood gives the illusion of wood with adhesive paneling.



Zephyr Cheng Collection designer, Fu-Tung Cheng, launched a new product – ShapeCrete. The product received the Award for Best Design Material and there was a great response to the new product and Fu-Tung gave live demonstrations. “Plays like clay, works like concrete!”


We saw a lot of mixed metallics and black appliances – such as Dacor’s new metallic finishes and KitchenAid’s black mixer.

Haier launched its new Urban Kitchens Solutions, which are freestanding and built-in kitchens designed for kitchens in urban condos, small houses and micro-spaces.





Thanks for reading! Looking forward to Dwell on Design 2016!

Pirch Costa Mesa Designer Event with Fu-Tung Cheng

Zephyr was invited to host a designer event last week at the Pirch Costa Mesa location with its Cheng Collection designer, Fu-Tung Cheng. More than 65 designers, architects, and industry professionals gathered to hear Cheng speak about his partnership with Zephyr, House 7 Los Altos Hills Project, and his overall design philosophy. The first 30 attendees also received a signed book by Cheng, “Concrete at Home.”

Pirch is a high-end home store and Zephyr dealer that strives to make the experience of shopping “inspirational and joyful.” The retailer builds stunning, expansive showrooms, baristas greet customers by offering them a custom latte, and shoppers can try out all of the products, including an aromatherapy shower and a heated toilet. Pirch is a pioneer in making its stores a destination when shoppers are increasingly going online.

Below are some photos from the successful event!



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