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September 23 at #KBtribechat – Kitchen Ventilation

A design discussion

Sponsored and Hosted by Zephyr

The kitchen has always been the heart of the home, and while hosting is looking very different these days, people are still looking at ways to update their kitchen with the latest appliances that make their lives easier and make a design statement. One of the items that used to be overlooked and is now becoming the focal point in kitchen design is the range hood. Although it may have one of the dirtiest jobs in the kitchen, it’s time the range hood took its seat at the table as a kitchen design star. Offering a dizzying array of options in looks, power, noise control and operation, this appliance can update a kitchen in more ways than one, inside and out.

For the past 25 years, Zephyr has transformed the kitchen through design, discovery, and care, and played an integral role in kitchen design trends. The company leads the ventilation category with groundbreaking technology and has collaborated with cutting-edge creative talents. And while the San Francisco-based company continues to elevate the range hood with new products and technology, Zephyr recently branched out to revolutionize another aspect of domestic leisure: beverage cooling.

With the introduction of Presrv™ Wine and Beverage Coolers, Zephyr applies its signature, superior craftsmanship to the art of refrigeration. Presrv reflects the smart design and technology of Zephyr’s original ventilation products in a whole new context, providing accessible wine and beverage cooling products to everyone from the casual home entertainer to the seasoned wine enthusiast.

Please join us for KBTribeChat on Wednesday, September 23rd for a discussion around ventilation trends sponsored by Zephyr.

Our KBtribechat questions:

1.) How important is kitchen ventilation to your clients during the design process? Are they educated on the importance of ventilation or is it an afterthought when selecting kitchen appliances?

 
2.) With people more concerned now than ever with a healthy home and clean air, are you finding that clients are asking more about ventilation features such as recirculating options, clean air features, etc.?

 
3.) Share trends that you are noticing around kitchen ventilation. (Style, technology, energy efficiency, etc.) – Please share photos!

4.)What type of innovation would you like to see in range hood design and technology?

5.) There is a lot of buzz around “connected” appliances, but what does that mean to you and your clients? How would you like to interact with a connected range hood (e.g. diagnostics, controlling hood remotely, voice activation, etc.)?
 

6.) Zephyr also manufactures a line of Presrv™ Wine & Beverage Coolers with many of the same features as our range hoods (virtually silent, innovative technology, and quality materials). 
How are your clients integrating wine or beverage coolers throughout the home?

7.) Share photos of your favorite home bar / wine cooler installations!

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October 18 at #KBtribechat – Kitchen Ventilation

A design discussion

Sponsored and Hosted by Zephyr.

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The KBtribechat questions:

1.) How important is kitchen ventilation to your clients during the design process and at what point do you start talking about ventilation?

2.) Do you think the hood should be a design focal point in the kitchen or should it be integrated into the design aesthetic and out of sight/out of mind?

3.) Are you using more island/chimney style hoods in your kitchen designs or inserts/integrated hoods?

4.) Please share trends that you are noticing around kitchen ventilation. (Style, technology, energy efficiency, etc.)

5.) Are your clients moving away from stainless steel and requesting new materials in range hood design? What trends in new materials are you noticing?

6.) What type of innovation, design or technology would you like to see in kitchen ventilation?

7.) Informal survey question for Kitchen Designers – where do you go to get kitchen design inspiration? What publications and/or blogs/websites do you read the most?

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About Zephyr:

For the past 20 years, San Francisco-based Zephyr has continued to bring design, innovation and technology to the forefront of the kitchen ventilation hood industry. The company has challenged the perception of what ventilation means in kitchen design and created a new awareness of the importance of a high-performance ventilation system. With acclaimed talent such as artistic visionary, Fu-Tung Cheng, and industrial designer, Robert Brunner, Zephyr creates cutting-edge residential range hoods unlike any other company. Visit Zephyr’s 7,000-square-foot showroom in the heart of the San Francisco Design District and learn more about Zephyr at zephyronline.com

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Kitchen Ventilation

This KBtribechat discussion is sponsored and hosted by Zephyr.

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on Wednesday, March 11th

from 2 to 3pm eastern time

by adding #KBtribechat to your tweets.

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Here are their KBtribechat questions:

1.) a.) How important is kitchen ventilation to your clients during the design process? b.) Are they educated on the importance of ventilation or is it an afterthought when selecting kitchen appliances?

2.) Please share trends that you are noticing around kitchen ventilation. (Style, technology, energy efficiency, etc.)

3.) Are your clients moving away from stainless steel and requesting new materials in range hood design? What trends in new materials are you noticing?

4.) What type of innovation, design or technology would you like to see in kitchen ventilation?

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Are you attending the Architectural Digest Home Design Show?

We invite you to a VIP Designer Event on Thursday, 3/19 at 4:30 p.m. Booth 339, with our Cheng Collection designer, Fu-Tung Cheng. We will showcase the new Limited Edition Okeanito in the Cheng Collection and unveil three new products in our Arc Collection. We hope to see you there!

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About Zephyr:
At Zephyr, we’re driven by the idea that everything in the home is an opportunity for personal expression. That’s why we don’t see kitchen hoods the way most people do. We have elevated the hood to its rightful place by partnering with designers and introducing technology that challenges the industry with energy efficient, quiet, and powerful range hoods.

The Arc Collection is designed by Robert Brunner and features simple geometry with classic materials to create a bold statement in kitchen design. Robert’s passion for fusing lifestyle with innovation is evident in his work as designer of the Nook by Barnes and Noble, the Beats headset in collaboration with Dr. Dre and the SmartTools by Williams Sonoma.

Fu-Tung Cheng is the designer of the Cheng Collection, which features timeless designs, customizable materials and mixed metallics. Fu-Tung is also a best-selling author, and speaker, internationally known for his sophisticated custom home design and innovative use of materials in the home.
Our DCBL Suppression System™ technology reaffirms our commitment to bringing groundbreaking technology and innovation to the kitchen ventilation industry. With 77% less noise, 77% more energy efficiency and 30% more power, our cutting edge technology delivers a range hood experience with built-in peace of mind.

2015 is an exciting year for Zephyr as we celebrate the 10-year partnership with our design partner, Fu-Tung Cheng and introduce the newest product in the Cheng Collection: Limited Edition Okeanito in Rose Gold and Black Mirror Stainless. In addition, we’re launching three new hoods in our iconic Arc Collection, a combination of new ventilation styles and technology. We invite you to discover Zephyr at www.zephyronline.com.

 

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