Retail Observer

April 2022

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RETAILOBSERVER.COM APRIL 2022 26 F or the past 25 years, Zephyr has pushed the boundaries and continuously evolved to deliver the highest ventilation performance in the kitchen. While its products have changed over the years, Zephyr's commitment to unexpected design and ever-evolving innovation remains the same. World-class designer partnerships and industry-changing technology have kept Zephyr a leader in ventilation and wine and beverage cooling. A NEW BRAND IS BORN Founded in San Francisco, Zephyr deliberately set out to change the marketplace with the launch of its Power Series Collection at the 1997 Kitchen & Bath Industry Show. This catapulted Zephyr into the range hood industry with modern design and powerful performance for the kitchen. Zephyr continued to challenge the traditional definition of a range hood when it introduced Italian style to the U.S. with its Europa Collection. Sculpted glass and stainless steel gave homeowners and designers new options and elevated the range hood to its rightful place in the kitchen. DESIGNER PARTNERSHIPS FOR THE DECADE As one of the first appliance manufacturers to partner with world- class creative talent, Zephyr has always been at the forefront of design in the kitchen. In 2005, Zephyr introduced the industry's first signature collection of range hoods: Cheng Collection by Zephyr. The partnership with Fu-Tung Cheng introduced timeless and artistic design to the masses. Zephyr continued its partnerships with world-famous designers such as Sir David Lewis of Bang & Olufsen fame and Robert Brunner, former head of industrial design M A N U F A C T U R E R [ N O T E S ] ZEPHYR CELEBRATES 25 YEARS

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