In 1965, one man challenged an idea that the world accepted as fact. This small rebellion drove progress that changed the kitchen forever. An expert in the industry of moving air, Lou Jenn defied convention and physics itself to bring downdraft ventilation into our kitchens, eliminating the need for an overhead hood. For the first time, designers and architects were free to create the kitchen as they saw it: Open. Tearing down walls to create clear, unrestricted sightlines that draw energy in, instead of blocking it out.