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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 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  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, b 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 shel 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. 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 sapel 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 b 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 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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