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.


Fu-Tung Cheng presents to designers and media attendees.


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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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.




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!

Dwell on Design 2015


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.







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.



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!”


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.





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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2015 Architectural Digest Home Design Show

We’re back from a great trip to New York for the 2015 Architectural Digest Home Design Show. In addition to exhibiting and launching three new products at the show, we also held a Press Event and participated in The New York Times Kitchen Renovation Panel with our design partner, Fu-Tung Cheng. We’ve recapped some of our favorite finds from the show and wanted to share

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Trend Spotting: Bold color, sustainable products, gorgeous lighting fixtures, texture, and innovative spins on mundane household furniture.

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Trend Spotting: Manufacturers foray into new categories. Blue Star ventured into the refrigeration category, Alfresco launched an indoor line of ranges, and Hades introduced an all-in-one outdoor barbecue.


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We also attended the DIFFA Event, which showcased striking tablescape designs by renowned designers and artists.




The New York Times Kitchen Renovation Panel

Topic: Updating a kitchen or bath with new surfaces, new fixtures and appliances, and fresh colorations can add functionality, aesthetic and market appeal, plus a sense of renewal that is reflected throughout an entire home. Elaine Louie, New York Times contributing writer, hosts an exciting discussion with Tim Schroeder of Duravit and interior designers Kati Curtis and Fu-Tung Cheng, who will showcase stunning examples of how they have pulled off numerous kitchen and bath renovations on both optimum and minimal budgets.

Fu-Tung Cheng was the highlight of the panel and gave the packed audience an overview of his work with concrete, 10-year partnership with Zephyr, and custom homes.



SPARK Award: Lucé Range Hood with Icon Touch™ Controls


Zephyr’s Lucé with Icon Touch™ Controls received a 2014 SPARK Bronze Award in the Product Design category.

More than 27 countries participated in the SPARK Design & Architecture Awards that recognized products on “good design” that contribute directly to building a better place to live.

The Lucé was awarded for its powerful performance, HD LED lighting and the industry’s first fully integrated touch controls.

Featuring a sleek stainless steel body, the Lucé makes a bold statement in the kitchen with a strip of color-changing LED lights that seamlessly wrap around the hood’s perimeter. ICON Touch™ controls let the user easily control the hood’s 5-speeds, ambient color options, delay-off function, and auto reminders.