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10 Easy Pieces: Table and Desk Fans

by LiveModern Webmaster last modified Jul 09, 2015 01:03 AM
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by Julie Carlson last modified Jul 08, 2015

If you've ever worked out of a cubicle or a tiny home office, you understand the value of quality air flow, especially at the height of summer. We size up a group of table and desk fans—some with a retro appeal and others more modern. Retro-Inspired Fans Above: The  Allaire Desk Fan  from Restoration Hardware comes in two sizes and three finishes (brushed nickel, silver sage, black); prices start at $129. For more desktop ideas, see  10 Easy Pieces: Task Desk Lamps . Above: The retro-inspired, handmade Bianca Directional Ceiling Fan from Matthews Fan Company is a ceiling-mounted option; it's available in 10 finishes, including brushed nickel and bronze; $784 at Lumens. For more ceiling fan ideas, see  10 Easy Pieces: Ceiling Lamps . Above: The  Retro Table Top Fan by Minka Air is made of solid steel and has three speeds; $56.02 at Amazon. Above: The Charly Little Fan from Swizz Style is $130 at Williams-Sonoma. Above: The Deco Breeze Round Retro Table Fan is encased in a stainless steel shell and measures about 12.5 inches tall; $60 at ATG Stores. Above: The Hunter Century 12-Inch Portable Table Fan  in brushed nickel is $77.95 from Hunter Air. Mod Table Fans Above: The whisper-quiet Otto Fan from Swizz Style is made of oiled African sapele wood and high-grade steel; $199 at Amazon. In the Remodelista book , it's featured in the Remodelista 100, our collection of favorite everyday objects.   Above: The 10-inch-tall  Soleus Air Soft Blade Table Fan  has safe-to-touch gray blades and is also notably quiet; $25 from Linens 'n Things. Above: The USB Desk Fan from Muji has two separate sets of blades for maximum air circulation; $29.50. Go to our Appliance posts for more suggestions, including the Dyson Hot + Cool Heater/Fan and Gardenista's selection of  Patio Heaters . Upgrading your kitchen? See  How to Choose Your Refrigerator and How to Select a Dishwasher . N.B.: This post is an update; the original story ran on July 21, 2010. More Stories from Remodelista San Francisco Readers: Join Us on Thursday from 5-8 pm at Blu Dot SF The Canvas Carpet: Floorcloths from Black Point Mercantile of Portland, Maine 8 Favorites: Best Beach Towels of 2015






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