17 June 2007
The sycamore ceiling fan
The Sycamore fan was developed in Australia by industrial designers Danny Gasser and Michael Hort.
It took Danny and Michael over a year to achieve their aim of making a beautiful, quiet, efficient fan blade which matched the airflow of conventional fans, while operating at lower speed.
The aerofoil profile of the fan blade, above left, has been designed to operate at a low speed of 70-130rpm, whilst delivering the same airflow as a conventional flat blade, above right, which operates at around 140-200rpm.
Operating at lower speeds not only makes the fan quieter and more comfortable to have on, but it will also consume less energy.
Get it from Beacon Lighting for around $700.