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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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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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!

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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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!

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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