February 23, 2022

Zephyr Celebrates 25 Years!

Smart Design & Clean Air

While our products have changed over the years, our commitment to unexpected design and ever-evolving innovation remains at the core of our business. World class designer partnerships, industry changing technology, and ever-evolving innovation has kept Zephyr a leader in the ventilation and wine & beverage cooling category. Through our integrity, resilience, and adventurous spirit, we deliver inspiring experiences, enhancing the quality of life for our customers and our employees that make it possible. Scroll through the timeline below to see Zephyr product design, innovation and technology throughout the years.


Zephyr Is Established

Zephyr is established; power series is established; Zephyr Hurricane range hood
The SF-based company is founded and introduces three models at the Kitchen & Bath Industry Show (KBIS): Whirlwind, Hurricane, and Cyclone. The Power Series catapulted Zephyr into the range hood industry.

Europa Collection

Zephyr Torino Range Hood

Zephyr challenges the traditional definition of a range hood and brings Italian style to U.S. kitchens using sculpted glass and stainless steel to give homeowners and designers new options.

2001 Zephyr Europa Collection Ad

Introducing Cheng Design by Zephyr


Zephyr partners with renowned architect and designer, Fu-Tung Cheng, and introduces the world’s first signature collection of range hoods.

Zephyr Cheng

Elica Collection by Zephyr

Zephyr and Elica partnership

A new partnership is born with the introduction of modern range hoods created by world-famous designer, Sir David Lewis of Bang & Olufsen fame.

Zephyr Elica Collection Ad

Zephyr Design & Experience Center Grand Opening

Zephyr Design & Experience Center

Zephyr opens the Design & Experience Center — the largest ventilation-focused showroom in North America — in the heart of the San Francisco Design District.


Arc Collection by Zephyr

Zephyr Lauches Arc Collection

Zephyr partners with industrial designer Robert Brunner. The range hoods are influenced by Brunner’s passion for fusing lifestyle with innovation evident in his earlier work at Apple and as designer of the Nook by Barnes and Noble, and the Beats by Dre collaboration.


DCBL® Suppression System

Modena Island - Zephyr Launched DCBL® Suppression System

The groundbreaking technology sets the new industry standard for performance. DCBL® shatters ENERGY STAR® ratings and raises the bar in creating a more energy efficient hood that is nearly silent.

Zephyr launches DCBL® Suppression System

Airflow Control Technology (ACT™)

Zephyr Anzio Wall range hood; Zephyr introduces Airflow Control Technology™ (ACT™)

Offering more options to customers, Airflow Control Technology™ (ACT™) limits the maximum CFM available on select range hoods, which makes them equipped to meet local code requirements. 


Limited Edition Okeanito by Fu-Tung Cheng

Zephyr launches Limited Edition Okeanito range hood

In celebration of the 10 Year Anniversary with renowned designer Fu-Tung Cheng, Zephyr collaborates on the Limited Edition Okeanito in Rose Gold and Black Mirror Stainless Steel finishes.


Black Stainless Steel Has Arrived

Zephyr offers black stainless steel in select models

Black Stainless Steel is now available on select models — a sleek new alternative to stainless steel with military-grade durability and anti-smudge coating.


Presrv™ Wine & Beverage Coolers

Zephyr Presrv™ Wine & Beverage Coolers launched

Born from passion and experience, Zephyr identifies an opportunity in the marketplace to apply its signature craftsmanship to the art of refrigeration. Presrv™ Wine and Beverage Coolers reflect the smart design and technology of Zephyr’s original products in a whole new context.

Zephyr Presrv™ Wine & Beverage Cooler Collection A

Expansion of Presrv™ Wine & Beverage Cooler Collections

2020: Zephyr Presrv™ Wine & Beverage Coolers Collection expand

The success of Presrv™ allows Zephyr to expand the category with the introduction of the Full Size, Panel Ready, and Outdoor units.

Roma Groove

Zephyr introduces Roma Groove range hood with built-in Bluetooth® speakers

The industry’s first range hood with built-in Bluetooth® stereo speakers — Roma Groove turns the kitchen into the ultimate listening lounge.


Zephyr Connect App

2021: Zephyr Launches Zephyr Connect Technology

Zephyr Connect expands connected technology in the kitchen with an interactive app that allows customers to remotely control their range hoods from anywhere. With remote and voice control and realtime diagnostics, Zephyr Connect changes the way customers interact with their range hood.


Zephyr Celebrates 25 Years!

Zephyr 25 Year Anniversary

Zephyr will continue to care about clean air, smart design, and the people that have helped shape this company. Thank you for an amazing 25 years, and we look forward to the next chapter!