ISSUE 31  |  Height of Summer

10 Easy Pieces: Ceiling Fans

August 05, 2015 9:00 AM

BY Izabella Simmons

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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.



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


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. 


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


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. 


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.


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

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.


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


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.