Design and Construction Week 2016

We’re back from another successful Design and Construction Week in Las Vegas and recapped some of our favorite trends and new products. Did you attend the show? We’d love to hear your favorite finds!

Color: Color in the kitchen is not going away, and this year, manufactures introduced softer and pastel colors to their product line-up. From La Cornue’s pink range to the pastel refrigerators by Smeg and Blue Ombre Wall by Thermador, these products are sure to be a hit with designers looking to make a colorful splash in the kitchen.

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Black and Mixed Metallics: In addition to the Springy hues, there were also a lot of new products introduced in brushed metallic and one of our favorite colors of the season – Black! Delta’s masculine black faucet and the brass and copper faucets and shower head by Brizo and Oak Hill (DXV) were a few of our favorites.

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Texture – We were very impressed by the gorgeous patterns and textured tiles that were at the show this year. Dekton introduced their new color collection and Ann Saks showcased the Kelly Wearstler textured tiles. The Nebbia by Caesarstone resembles a geode-design and will hopefully make its debut in our Showroom!

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Technology – LG’s previewed their new Drying Units for the high-tech laundry room, Kohler showed off their Dream Spa Shower which features one to twelve outlets for mood lighting, music and more, and Toto contributed to the Tech in the Bathroom with its Neorest products that help conserve water and electricity, and features an integrated nightlight. We got a sneak peek of the Nearest products during #KBTribeChat!

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A few other highlights from the show – how cool is this She Shed display by Electrolux? A female twist to the traditional, Man Cave.

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And we were excited to receive one of the “30 Most Innovative Products” from Beautiful Kitchens & Baths Magazine for our new Lux Island! It wad even featured on the local Las Vegas morning news!

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Thanks all for reading!

-Zephyr

 

Zephyr Blogger Retreat Recap

We had an amazing retreat with the selected bloggers during our first Zephyr Blogger Retreat last month in San Francisco and Napa! We’ll continue to update this post with links to coverage and photos from the events.

Here are a few posts from the retreat. Thanks for reading!

“Destinations: Fabulous Food, Top Design & Creative Inspiration Collide In San Francisco” (by Franki Durbin)

Zephyr Blogger Retreat Part 1” (by Cottage and Vine)

Off to Zephyr” (by Kelly Morisseau)

TZD Sneak Peek: Kitchen Project (With Zephyr)” (by Traci Zeller)

Modenus is San Francisco Bound with Zephyr Ventilation” (by Modenus)

Zephyr Blogger Retreat 2015” (by Kelly Morisseau)

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Kick-off dinner at Boulettes Larder in the Ferry Building.

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Zephyr welcomes the group to its Showroom and highlights new products and technology. Designer, Fu-Tung Cheng presents on his partnership with Zephyr, design philosophy, and recent custom home projects.

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Lunch at tour at Daltile Showroom!

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A tour of Coup d’Etat to preview the latest trends in home furnishings and interior design.

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Zephyr Designer, Fu-Tung Cheng, gets a quick lesson in Social Media from Arianne.

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Breathtaking views at Joseph Phelps Winery.

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Lunch, wine tasting, and gallery tour at Ma(i)sonry.

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Cave tour at Stags Leap Winery.

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Ended the day in Napa with a tour of the Traditional Home Napa Showhouse.

Zephyr Blogger Retreat 2015!

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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.

@DiscoverZephyr

#ZephyrBloggerRetreat2015

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

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Brandon Smith: DCoopMedia.com

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

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Courtney Price: CourtneyPrice.com

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Florence von Pelet: Modenus.com

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Franki Durbin: FrankiDurbin.com

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

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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**

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

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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)

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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)

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

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

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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)

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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)

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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.”