10 Easy Pieces: Ceiling Fans by

Issue 31 · Height of Summer · August 5, 2015

10 Easy Pieces: Ceiling Fans

Issue 31 · Height of Summer · August 5, 2015

When the summer swelter moves in, we rely on ceiling fans as our first line of defense. (And they're on in winter too, to keep the warm air circulating.) Here's a roundup of our current favorites in steel, wood, and white acrylic, several with built-in lights.


Above: This Miami Beach bedroom designed by Magdalena Keck has a Boffi Air Fan with natural wood blades (see the fan in black below). Photograph by Jeff Cate.


Industry Fan by Modern Fan Company I Remodelista  

Above: The Industry Fan by the Modern Fan Company in galvanized steel; $360 from YLighting.

Lapa Ceiling Fan By Ron Rezek, from Modern Fan Company I Remodelista  

Above: The Lapa Ceiling Fan, designed by Ron Rezek, comes in three body finishes (shown here in galvanized steel) and four blade colors; $360 from YLighting. 

Velo Ceiling Fan I Remodelista  

Above: The Energy Star–approved Velo Ceiling Fan comes in nickel and white; $392 at DWR.

48-Inch-Ceiling Fan by Emerson I Remodelista.  

Above: The well-priced 48-Inch Ceiling Fan by Emerson is available in brushed steel and white, and starts at $159 from Lumens.



Above: Designed by Giulio Gianturco for Boffi, the Air Fan is available with varnished black and natural wood blades; to source in the US, contact Boffi in San Francisco. 

Haiku Bamboo Ceiling Fan I Remodelista  

Above: The Haiku Fan comes in several colors and lengths. The Haiku Bamboo 60, Standard Mount in Caramel, shown here, is $945 from Big Ass Fans. 


Above: The Schoolhouse Ceiling Fan is available in three colors and two blade spans; $476 from Barn Light Electric.

Stella Ceiling Fan Maple I Remodelista  

Above: Made in Spain, the Stella Ceiling Fan in maple (shown) or mahogany has a 52-inch blade span; $476 from the Dwell Shop.

Artemis Ceiling Fan with Light I Remodelista

Above: The propeller-like Artemis Ceiling Fan comes in 10 finishes (maple is shown here) and has a dimmable halogen light; it starts at $549.49 from Lumens.


Pemba Ceiling Fan designed by Faro I Remodelista

Above: The simple Pemba 3-Blade Ceiling Fan by Faro costs £192.70 ($296.70) via Amazon UK.

Ball Ceiling Fan in White I Remodelista  

Above: The Ball Ceiling Fan comes in white or brushed aluminum; $316 at YLighting. 

See our Table and Desk Fans recommendations, too—and don't miss the No-Drama Bedroom, featuring a version of the Haiku fan above.

N.B.: This post is an update; the original story ran on May 27, 2015, as part of our On the Waterfront issue.

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