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

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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.

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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.

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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!”

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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.

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