The Chicago Athenaeum: Museum of Architecture and Design and The European Centre for Architecture Art Design and Urban Studies Recognize Zephyr’s Latest Design and Technology
SAN FRANCISCO — Zephyr Ventilation, the industry leader in ventilation hood design, innovation and technology, has received a prestigious GOOD DESIGN™ Award for its Lucé Wall range hood with ICON Touch™ Controls. The Lucé is recognized for its industry-first fully integrated touch controls and stunning design that combines glamour with innovative technology.
Founded in Chicago in 1950, GOOD DESIGN™ remains the oldest and the world’s most recognized program for design excellence worldwide. For 2014, the Museum received submissions from several thousand of the world’s leading manufacturers and industrial and graphic design firms representing the most important and influential corporations worldwide in the design industry from over 48 countries. The jury selected over 700 product designs and graphics from over 36 nations worthy of the GOOD DESIGN™ Award for their Design Excellence.
The Lucé boasts an elegant slice of sleek stainless steel married with subtle accent lighting and feature-rich technology. The integrated LED lights include Cloud White, Deep Blue and Amber colors that wrap around the perimeter of the hood and add a soft element to the cooktop at night.
The ICON Touch™ Controls seamlessly integrate into the hood’s stainless steel canopy and contribute to the hood’s sleek aesthetic. Homeowners can easily control the 5-speeds, delay-off function, auto reminders and Airflow Control Technology (ACT ™: an exclusive technology that gives builders and developers the freedom to install range hoods with maximum blower CFM, without having to compromise power or design).
A futuristic hood for the most discerning home chef, the Lucé with ICON Touch™ makes a bold statement in the kitchen with its minimal elegance, smart technology and competitive price. Available in 600 CFM with 1-6 sones and Recirculating Kit options, the Lucé is packed with power and puts on a strong performance to ensure the air in your kitchen stays fresh and recirculated.
“It is a huge honor to be recognized with a GOOD DESIGN™ Award,” says Luke Siow, Zephyr President. “We hold our products to a high level of design excellence and continue to challenge the industry with new and improved technology that enhances the lives of our customers. We’re thrilled that the jurors with the Museum appreciate our design philosophy and presented us with this award.”
Since 1997, 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 performing ventilation system. With acclaimed talent such as artistic visionary, Fu-Tung Cheng, and industrial designer, Robert Brunner, Zephyr is able to create cutting-edge residential range hoods unlike any other company. In addition, Zephyr has pioneered ventilation hood technology with the industry’s first DCBL Suppression System®; an exclusive innovation that delivers the most silent, energy efficient and performance-driven range hoods available today. As a direct result of its commitment to elevating range hood design and technology, Zephyr is the recipient of several prestigious awards including Consumer Report Buy Rating, Consumer Digest Best Buy Rating, Chicago Athenaeum Good Design, ADEX (Awards for Design Excellence), Appliance Design ‘Excellence In Design’, Spark Award and the Architectural Products ‘Product Innovation Award.’ To learn more, visit www.zephyronline.com.