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Ultimate Kitchen Design Contest by Zephyr is now open

Winning features from Zephyr

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When a leading name in kitchen ventilation holds a design competition that is easy to enter and open to amateurs and professionals, it is an opportunity not to miss.

Well known by both designers and informed homeowners, Zephyr creates well-constructed, high-powered range hoods. True to its belief that a hood can rise above the expected and capture the imagination, Zephyr is running the Ultimate Kitchen Design Contest for the third year, says president Luke Siow.

"Zephyr range hoods are built with the latest technology, for premium performance without compromising on design," says Siow. "In fact, it is Zephyr's position as an innovation leader in the industry that has encouraged us to set up this easy-to-enter competition."

There are great cash prizes, with categories for professional designers and homeowners, and the competition is judged by a world-class panel that includes previous winners.

"This is a fun way to show off your design flair and compete with your peers. The grand prize for designers is $10,000, with a top award of $5000 for homeowners," says Siow.

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Last year's winning entry was from interior designer and kitchen designer Jill Jarrett. The brief had been for a well-equipped entertainer's kitchen that combined a rustic appeal with sleek stainless steel, state-of-the-art appliances.

A feature of the space was a limestone wall so the design called for a sculptural hood that would have spectacular visual appeal, yet not obscure the artisan surface behind, says Jarrett.

"This kitchen was two years in the planning so we had plenty of time to get the quality, style and statement exactly right – hence the choice of the Trapeze Island hood, part of Zephyr's Cheng collection. This range hood has a delicate suspension structure and light, airy aesthetic.

"As it happens, the wife had chosen many elements, but it was the husband who fell in love with the Trapeze and wanted us to use it.

"The suspension style of the hood also inspired us to include cable lighting, another distinctive feature of this design."

For more details on the diverse selection of contemporary range hoods by Zephyr, visit the website: http://zephyronline.com .

First published date: 18 December 2012

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