When I saw the lipstick red Artemis fan from Minka Aire it was love at first sight!
Unlike most ceiling fans that are there to do the job, period, the Artemis has such an unparelleled sculptural presence. The blades wrap around the body of the fan in a gentle swoop.
The light kit can be hidden behind a cap for a totally minimal, clean look if no light is needed.
In order to be able to do the job right a ceiling fan has to be installed and function properly. A wobbly ceiling fan will use more energy – as well as drive you crazy.
A ceiling fan needs to be mounted on a sturdy ceiling box that is ideally anchored to a joist or beam. The electrical box needs to be heavy-duty and rated “For Use with Ceiling Fans”.
If the joist is not located where you want your fan, a special ceiling fan mounting bracket should be installed above the ceiling between the joists. Keep in mind that ceiling fans can weigh as much as 50 pounds and move!
If your ceiling fan is wobbly, first of all make sure it was mounted to the right kind of box before it takes off on its own!
All conscientious fan manufacturers balance the fan blades prior to shipment. It can, however still happen, that the fan is wobbly after installation or that it starts wobbling with time from normal use.
There are several ways to fix a wobbly fan: More »
Need a light as much you need a fan, but hate ceiling fan light kits with those little decorative shades?
The Woodstock ceiling fan from Hudson Valley Fan Company might just be the ticket for you! It has a classic, retro feel with its clear prismatic diffuser that gives off a great light. The motor is impressive, so it can really move some air as well! More »
Ron Rezek is one of the leading American product designers.
His state-of-the-art lighting as well as his ceiling fans show wonderful simplicity paired with unique design and perfect functionality.
At Form + Function we have had the privilege of being able to surround ourselves with Rezek pieces, lighting as well as ceiling fans for many years, well, decades. We started buying from Ron Rezek Lighting in the mid 80′s and added modern ceiling fans as soon as they became available.
What strikes me about Ron’s designs is that they are contemporary, yet timeless. In our showroom I am constantly changing things around and so many fixtures have a certain life span after which they feel dated. We have gone through waves of different styles, colors and designs that were the rave. But the good old classics by Ron Rezek have a quiet staying power firmly rooted in their good looks, superb quality and simple, straightforward design. More »
You have decided that you need a ceiling fan, you have browsed a lot of catalogs and magazines and have a style in mind. Now you “just” need to make a choice of a fan that combines form and function .
The problem is there are just SO many fan designs out there! Unique Fans that have that “wow” factor. Fans that make a design statement. Fans that plainly and simply help on your heating and cooling bills.
And the prices are all over the place from $49.99 to close to $1000.
What do you look for in a fan? More »
Fan season has started again and we are consulting clients on purchases, printing out tips to distribute, completing and refreshing our showroom displays with new ceiling fan models.
Today we added a few fans by Period Arts Fan Co, sister company of The Modern Fan Co. I just love both lines: same quality, sense of style and unfussy lines and yet spanning styles from cutting-edge contemporary to rustic Craftsman Style.
Ron Rezek was THE pioneer in designing ceiling fans that fit modern surroundings. He developed a patented single-piece rotor for his fans that made installation easier and diminished the wobble, previously taken for granted. Instead of fitting this rotor into the traditional embellished fan with a pull-chain he cut away all frills and gave us – the Stratos Ceiling Fan. Many models later, the Stratos still going strong, The Modern Fan Co. has established that there is indeed a ceiling fan for all of us.
I just had to stop and think about how fortunate I am to get to know so many great people through my work, Ron Rezek, way up there on my list. After 25 years in the lighting (ceiling fan) business I have gained a deep appreciation for the enduring quality of good design and craftsmanship and even before I met Ron in person I knew I’d like him a lot. More »