2016 Architectural Digest Design Show

Zephyr exhibited at the 2016 Architectural Digest Show, which was held in New York City at Pier 92/94 and drew more than 40,000 attendees. We co-sponsored a reFresh media tour and our Cheng Collection designer, Fu-Tung Cheng, presented on Zephyr’s Design, Innovation and Technology. In addition, we participated in a progressive KBTribeChat Twitter event in our booth where designers and industry professionals that are part of the tribe came together to discuss trends at the show and new product launches. All of Zephyr’s products were a huge hit, especially the in-ceiling Lux Island hood pictured below!

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Lux Island

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Verona, Wave, Horizon, Incline, Limited Edition Okeanito (Black Mirror Stainless), and Luce Wall hoods on display in Zephyr’s booth.

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Fu-Tung Cheng presents to designers and media attendees.

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Editors take diligent notes as Fu-Tung Cheng speaks at Zephyr’s press event.

Additional appliance companies at the show included…

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Fulgor Milano

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BlueStar

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Dacor

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Sub Zero/Wolf

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Trends at the show:

Built-in Cooking Guides, Connected Ovens:

Manufacturers such as Viking, Dacor, Jenn Air, and Wolf showed off their technology that features built-in cooking guides with touch screen displays, connected kitchens that let you pre-heat your oven from your touch screen phone, and connectivity with Nest thermostat.

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Customization and Color

“This year, blue is very on trend. Blue is a color that’s classic but somehow always manages to look fresh. It’s really hard to go wrong with blue,” Margaret Russell (Architectural Digest, Editor in Chief).

Big Chill, La Cornue, Blue Star, and others showcased blue appliances and product options. And many other exhibitors showcased products in this cool, trendy hue.

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More Personality in the Home

Consumers are taking more risks with their design choices and not just playing it safe. We noticed a lot of bold patterns, bright colors, and innovative accessories for adding personality to the home.

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The DIFFA Cocktails by Design Event was another big success and attracted NYC’s leading designers, media, and industry professionals.

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It was a great show and we look forward to next year!

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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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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Franki Durbin: FrankiDurbin.com

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