While ceiling fans themselves do not have any affect on the room temperature, their ability to circulate air around the room can aid natural ventilation and redistribute stratified air. Therefore, to a certain extent, ceiling fans can help maintain a more pleasant indoor climate at fraction of the cost of air conditioning and heating.
Manufacturer Faro produces a wide range of classic ceiling fans. Disparate designs, such as nickel-plated ‘Chiloe’, acrylic ‘Pemba, or ‘Nias’ with its wooden blades, are sure to find their way into many different interior spaces. More minimalistic, Giulio Gianturco’s ‘Two TWO01’ ceiling fan for CEADESIGN is suspended from a steel wire and features five angular, carbon fibre blades.
Ferdi Giardini’s ‘Blow’ for LUCEPLAN features a propeller with three coloured, transparent methacrylate blades, which is mounted underneath a lamp. Yaacov Kaufman’s ‘Propeller’ ceiling fan for serien.lighting mounts a sculptural, fabric shell which rotates around a light source, but which can also serve as a sculptural lampshade when stationary.
The common feature of these designs is the designers’ and manufacturers’ dedication to reducing noise production, as well as the ability to reverse the direction of the ceiling fan’s rotation, so that ceiling fans may be used in winter as well, pushing down the warm air that rises up.
Finally, Oliver Kessler turns to the Asia for inspiration, and creates ‘The Solitaire Punkah - The Peacock’, a large, luxurious ceiling fan of peacock feathers, which sways back and forth, producing a gentle breeze.