Zephyr, refining the art of the cooker hood #BlogTourCali
The humble cooker hood has a bad deal, it’s usually overlooked as an essential element of kitchen design. A standard stainless steel chimney is then specified or if you don’t want to see it maybe a hidden hood in a cupboard. An even worse crime is to just dismiss the requirement stating your room is large enough to cope without it or you will just open a window. To create a clean healthy kitchen good extraction is essential. As we include kitchen design in our services at APD Interiors it was really interesting to spend one of my evenings on BlogTourCali with sponsor Zephyr. At their spectacular showroom in San Francisco they hosted a dinner for us and explained their range.
In business since 1997, Zephyr have transformed the humble cooker hood into a beautiful piece of sculpture. One of my favourite collections is Arc, designed by Robert Brunner. With simple lean lines these hoods would fit perfectly into many European style kitchens.
My favourite hood in the Arc range is the Horizon wall hood. Given Robert Brunner worked for many years at Apple this influence can clearly been seen in this design. The glass front sweeps up and rests around 30 cm from the wall. Available in either white, black or red glass the discrete controls on the front panel finishes the minimal style.
In the last few years Zephyr have worked closely with Fu-Tung Cheng to design a range of hoods which resonate with his design ethic. Fu-Tung is known for the extensive use of concrete in the homes he has designed, and his first project many years ago was his own kitchen. His Trapeze hood is the first island hood Zephyr have manufactured. With very simple supports to the ceiling the hood does not crowd the visual space above an island, while still providing great extraction rates.
Head over to the Zephyr website to read more about their range and if you find yourself in San Francisco do visit their showroom. Thanks Zephyr for sponsoring BlogTourCali, it was great to learn about your amazing hoods.