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 and white or black acrylic, several with built-in lights.
Above: The Industry Fan by the Modern Fan Company in galvanized steel; $412 at YLighting. Above: The simple Pemba 3-Blade Ceiling Fan by Faro, a UK company, costs £229.99 ($310.52) at Wayfair in the UK.
Above: The Classic Metal Ceiling Fan in white and brushed nickel (shown) is $250 at West Elm. Above: The Lapa Ceiling Fan, designed by Ron Rezek, comes in three body finishes (shown here in galvanized steel) and four blade colors; $364 at YLighting. 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 Energy Star–approved Velo Ceiling Fan comes in nickel (shown) and white; $460 at Design Within Reach. Above: The Odyn 84-Inch LED Ceiling Fan Matte Black is $799 at Schoolhouse. Above: The well-priced 48-Inch Ceiling Fan by Emerson is available in brushed steel (shown) and white, and starts at $159 at Lumens. Above: The Ball Ceiling Fan comes in white or brushed aluminum; $364 at YLighting.
Above: The Schoolhouse Hugh 52-Inch LED Ceiling Fan Matte White is $299 at Schoolhouse.
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.