ISSUE 31  |  Height of Summer

10 Easy Pieces: Ceiling Fans

June 15, 2016 4:00 AM

BY Izabella Simmons

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.

Magdalena Keck Bedroom

Above: This Miami Beach bedroom designed by Magdalena Keck (a member of our Architect/Designer Directory) has a Boffi Air Fan with natural wood blades (see the fan in black below).


Industry Fan by Modern Fan Company

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

Lapa Ceiling Fan by the Modern Fan Company

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

Velo Ceiling Fan by Ron Rezek at DWR

Above: The Energy Star–approved Velo Ceiling Fan comes in nickel (shown) and white; $392 at Design Within Reach.

Emerson Fans Industrial Fan

Above: The well-priced 48-Inch Ceiling Fan by Emerson is available in brushed steel (shown) and white, and starts at $169 at Lumens.



Haiku Bamboo Ceiling Fan

Above: The Haiku Fan comes in several colors and lengths. The Haiku Bamboo 60, Standard Mount in Caramel (shown) is $995 from Haiku.

Artemis Ceiling Fan

Above: The propeller-like Artemis Ceiling Fan comes in 10 finishes (maple is shown) and has a dimmable halogen light; it starts at $549.95 from Lumens.

Schoolhouse Rubbed Bronze Ceiling Fan

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




Faro Pemba Ceiling Fan in White

Above: The simple Pemba 3-Blade Ceiling Fan by Faro costs £217.99 ($310.52) at Wayfair.

Boffi Air Fan in Black

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.

Ball White Ceiling Fan

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.