Three blades is two too many, is what designer Mark Gajewski from California, USA must have thought. Gajewski designed Wing in an attempt the reduce the ceiling fan to its very essence. He ended up with a single wing, while still keeping the air-moving performance up to par. It will be available in the summer of 2011, manufactured by Minka Aire.
As part of the New Simplicity Exhibition in London, ‘Climate Station‘ – designed by Denmark-based Thomas Wagner – is a product line composed of a minimalist fan and radiator. The interesting aspect about Climate Station is that it uses no wires. It plugs directly into a special extension cable, and can be stored alongside books when not in use. The designer, aware of the seasonal usage of fans and radiators, wanted to design objects that would be attractive anywhere, anytime. Made of plastic and aluminum, the fan and radiator measure 297mm in height and 210mm in width. Unobtrusive and aesthetically pleasing, Climate Station serves to comfort the user while looking real fine.
If you’re a fan of Dieter Rams, you’ll dig this Dieter Fan. The Dieter Fan was designed by Nathan Yong, as an homage to the work of Dieter Rams. Yong made this for Finnish design manufacturer Skanno, when he was still working with Air Design Group, a Singapore based industrial design consultancy firm. Fans, which are common objects in Singapore, are mostly overly designed. Yong says: I believe in stripping design language as much as possible, and make design easy to understood by each user. I believe in that too.
Dyson’s Air Multiplier is the world’s first fan without blades, and really blew me away (get it? huhuh). Air is taken in through the openings in the foot, and is amplified before it is squeezed through a 1.3mm aperture around the ring. Dyson promises a more powerful and more steady airflow as a result. Make sure you also check out the Air Multiplier’s great press kit, giving you ‘twenty uses for the old buffeting blade’. Photography courtesy of Gizmodo.