10 "Really Cool" Cooling Fans

Just in time for the heat of summer, browse ten fans that bring style to home cooling.

  1. Otto

    Floor Fan

    The Otto gives the industrial fan a fresh new look with its bamboo drum and high-grade black matte steel frame. Featuring a whisper-quiet motor, three speeds, and adjustable height, the 13.7" W x 14.8" H x 7.2" D fan is perfect for tabletop or floor use. Available at Stadler Form.

    Stadler Form

  2. The Blow Ceiling Fan

    Blow Ceiling Fan

    The tri-colored transparent blades of The Blow ceiling fan are only one of the features that make it uniquely modern. The other is the light above the blades. Sophisticated electronics, an exceptionally quiet motor, and infrared remote control makes it one-of-a-kind. Available at YLighting.


  3. Slim Personal Desk Fan

    Personal Desk Fan

    Despite its sleek and compact size, the Slim Personal Desk Fan from Brookstone packs a powerful breeze with its ultra-powerful wind chamber and specially engineered blades. Featuring three speeds and 70º oscillation, it is the perfect fan for office cubicles and small rooms. Available at Brookstone.


  4. Haiku

    Haiku Fan

    The combination of indirect current, permanent magnetics, and ultra-efficient airfoils makes the Haiku ceiling fan 80% more efficient than traditional models. Available in bamboo or Matrix composite, the fan's 60" diameter and thin profile make it ideal for larger rooms. Available at Big Ass Fans

    Haiku Fan

  5. VorandoFan


    Updated from an original 1950s model, this VornadoFan combines the best of retro style with modern engineering. Available in vintage green or all-metal, the fan measures 14" high, comes with three fan speeds, 90º tilt control, and nearly silent operation. From Vornado.


  6. Dyson

    Dyson Fan

    This AM01 10" Iron Blue Air-Multiplier from Dyson delivers smooth air with no blades to buffer the flow. Easy to clean and maintain, the fan features 90º oscillation, a touch-tilt feature, and dimmer-switch light adjustor. From Dyson.


  7. Fanaway


    The remarkably modern Fanaway from Hunter features retractable blades that automatically disappear when the fan feature is turned off. Serving as both subtle pendant light and ceiling fan, the energy-efficient design is perfect for providing circulating air to small rooms. From Hunter Fan.

    Hunter Fan

  8. Propello

    Propello Fan

    The soft rubber blades of the Propello desk fan from Black & Blum eliminate the need for a metal grill guard. Made with a pressure-cast aluminum body, the 10.6" H x 10.2" W x 7.08" D design offers adjustable airflow and angle. Available at Black & Blum.

    Black & Blum

  9. Cooling Fan

    Cooling Fan

    If you're looking for a high-powered industrial fan, this 25" diameter Q Standard Premium Cooling Fan is the one. Featuring a heavy-duty tubular base and extra-wide barrel with rolled edges, the brightly-colored fan comes with a fully enclosed motor an is suitable for both indoors and out. Available at Northern Tool.

    Northern Tool

  10. Torto


    With sweeping blades that wrap elegantly around the base, the Torto ceiling fan from Fanimation is ultra-modern. The 52" design is available in either metro grey or oil-rubbed bronze with opal-frosted glass, and features three forward and three reverse speeds. Available at Arcadian Lighting.

    Arcadian Lighting

  11. How To: Install a Ceiling Fan

    How To: Install a Ceiling Fan

    To learn how to install your own ceiling fan, visit our guide: How To: Install a Ceiling Fan. You can find other great projects in our 30 Days of Easy Summer DIY .

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