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10 Easy Pieces: Table and Desk Fans

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10 Easy Pieces: Table and Desk Fans

July 5, 2017

If you’ve ever worked out of a cubicle or a tiny home office, you understand the value of quality air flow, especially at the height of summer. We size up a group of table and desk fans—some with a retro appeal and others more modern.

Retro-Inspired Fans

the allaire desk fan from restoration hardware comes in two sizes and three f 9
Above: The Allaire Desk Fan from Restoration Hardware comes in two sizes and three finishes (brushed nickel, silver sage, black). The 12-inch fan is currently on sale for $60. For more desktop ideas, see 10 Easy Pieces: Task Desk Lamps.
the vornado v fan chrome table fan, shown in vintage white, is \$79 at rejuvena 10
Above: The Vornado V-Fan Chrome Table Fan, shown in Vintage White, is $79 at Rejuvenation.
the retro table top fan by minka air is made of solid steel and has three spee 11
Above: The Retro Table Top Fan by Minka Air is made of solid steel and has three speeds; $52.59 on Amazon.
fanimation fans urbanjet fan in white is \$\15\2.98 at lumens. 12
Above: Fanimation Fans Urbanjet Fan in white is $152.98 at Lumens.
the charly little fan from swizz style/stadler form is \$\149.99 at bed, bath  13
Above: The Charly Little Fan from Swizz Style/Stadler Form is $149.99 at Bed, Bath & Beyond.
the deco breeze round retro table fan is encased in a stainless steel shell an 14
Above: The Deco Breeze Round Retro Table Fan is encased in a stainless steel shell and measures about 12.5 inches tall; $51.99 at Bed, Bath & Beyond.
the hunter century \1\2 inch portable table fan in brushed nickel is \$64.85 o 15
Above: The Hunter Century 12-Inch Portable Table Fan in brushed nickel is $64.85 on Amazon.

Modern Table Fans

the whisper quiet otto fan from swizz style is made of oiled african sapele wo 16
Above: The whisper-quiet Otto Fan from Swizz Style is made of oiled African sapele wood and high-grade steel; $173.99 at Amazon. In the Remodelista book, it’s featured in the Remodelista 100, our collection of favorite everyday objects.
the \10 inch tall soleus air soft blade table fan has safe to touch gray blade 17
Above: The 10-inch-tall Soleus Air Soft Blade Table Fan has safe-to-touch gray blades and is also notably quiet; $25 from Linens ‘n Things.
the usb desk fan from muji has two separate sets of blades for maximum air cir 18
Above: The USB Desk Fan from Muji has two separate sets of blades for maximum air circulation; $29.50.
the dyson air multiplier table fan in white is \$\299.99 at amazon. 19
Above: The Dyson Air Multiplier Table Fan in White is $299.99 at Amazon.

Go to our Appliance posts for more suggestions, including the Dyson Hot & Cool Heater/Fan and Gardenista’s selection of Patio Heaters.

N.B.: This post is an update; the original story ran on July 21, 2010.

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