If you've ever worked out of a cubicle or a tiny home office, you understand the value of quality air flow, especially during the spring and summer months. We're thinking ahead and sizing up this set of table and desk fans—some with a retro appeal and others more modern.
Above: Allaire Desk Fan; available in two sizes and three finishes (brushed nickel, silver sage, or black); currently on sale at Restoration Hardware; starting at $119. For more desktop ideas, see: 10 Easy Pieces: Task Desk Lamps.
Above: The retro-inspired handmade Bianca Direcional Ceiling Fan from Matthews Fan Company is a ceiling-mounted option; it's available in 10 finishes, including brushed nickel and bronze; $535.80 at Lumens. For more ceiling fan ideas, see: 10 Easy Pieces: Ceiling Lamps.
Above: Retro Table Top Fan by Minka Air; made of solid steel and featuring three speeds; $65.90 at Lumens.
Above: The Charly Desk Fan from Swizz Style is $119 at Horne.
Above: The Deco Breeze Round Retro Table Fan is encased in a stainless steel shell and measures about 12-in-a-half inches tall for $50 from Amazon.
Above: The Hunter Century 12-Inch Portable Table Fan is $59.99 from Amazon.
Mod Table Fans
Above: The whisper-quiet Otto Fan from Swizz Style is made of oiled African sapele wood and high-grade steel; $199 at Amazon.
Above: Black + Brown's desktop Propello Fan has soft rubber blades for safety and style and is incredibly quiet; it's available in blue or gray for $145 at Design Within Reach.
Above: Designed by Naoto Fukasawa, The Fan has a protective cage that wraps from front to back and is made of steel and polypropylene resin; it's available in white, light blue, or black for $279 at Generate Design.
N.B.: This post is an update; the original story ran on July 21, 2010.