Design by Ron Rezek. By The Period Arts Fan Company.
In a raw galvanized, copper or rust metal finish, the Industry Fan evokes a retrospective Industrial age image while also incorporating the most current motor and control technologies to provide a quiet, contemporary product. The fan lends itself well to exposed ceiling interiors, coordinating with galvanized ducting, conduit and industrial-style lighting.
The Industry Fan is constructed of heavy gauge steel stampings which are hot-dipped in zinc for the galvanized finish. The four blades are available in your choice of white, silver, black, maple or mahogany and with a blade span of either 42" or 52". The optional light kits include a tapered cylinder with an open bottom (adds 5" to height of the fan), or a schoolhouse globe (adds 4" to height of the fan). Choose from either incandescent or fluorescent lamping. Includes 2" and 9" downrods for 17" or 24" overall height. Optional downrods available for alternate heights. The fan can accommodate a sloped ceiling up to 33°. For slopes over 33° but under 45°, use the sloped ceiling adapter (sold separately).
The Fan is powered by a 18 pole stack motor drawing one amp. The reversible fan can run at any of three speeds which are controlled by two capacitors. The Industry fan has conventional pull chains for both speed and light control, however with these switches left in their high position any of Period Art Fan Company's standard wall or remote controls can be used.
Airflow measured in cubic feet per minute at high speed (CFM) = 6056
Watts at high speed = 84
Airflow efficiency at high speed (CFM/Watts) = 72
Note: Any control ordered with a fan that has been configured with an energy-saving CFL will be supplied in a non-dimming version.
Metal, Copper, Wood
Fan Body: 7.25" D X 14.25" H X 17.0" H
Ceiling Canopy: 5.25" D
HALOGEN, COMPACT FLUORESCENT, CFL
Halogen: 1 X 75W G9 Halogen lamp (included)
Compact Fluorescent: 1 X 26W GU24 Compact Fluorescent lamp (included)
Ron Rezek designed the world's first contemporary-styled ceiling fan, the Stratos, in 1986. But his list of accomplishments in the design world is long and varied, from lifeguard equipment to contemporary lighting. In 1997, Ron started The Modern Fan Co. in Ashland, Oregon, which produces and sells only contemporary ceiling fans.
His ceiling fans have been widely used in hotels, restaurants, retail and institutional applications, and all types of residential projects.
Ron Rezek's Philosophy:
"I don't think contemporary means a stark white room. I think it means a tasteful alignment of important elements. There are some designers who copy the Modernists who have come before. But I think 'contemporary' is the pursuit of the new." "People assume that all contemporary fixtures are more functional than traditional ones. That is because contemporary fixtures are easier to clean and they seem to be more utilitarian based on their appearance. And because of their simplicity and lack of ornamentation, they also have an alliance with the industrial look. But all of this doesn't necessarily translate into function. The Modern Fan Co.'s fans are designed to be functional and energy efficient. This is part of being contemporary and pushing the edge. Energy efficiency is the wave of the future."
The Period Arts Fan Company was founded to develop authentic ceiling fans true to the late nineteenth and early twentieth-century architectural, interior and product design movements.
Arts & Crafts, Neoclassicism, Art Nouveau, the Wiener Werkstatte, Viennese Secessionism, the Bauhaus along with Futurism and French Art Deco are fertile sources for retrospective ceiling fan designs.
The first electric ceiling fans (c. 1890s), although well engineered and functional, were generally ornamented in what is now called the "Victorian" style. This style evolved from "naturalis", in which objects were adorned in plant and flower motifs and were highly patterned and stylized. Most of the ceiling fans on the market today are copies of, or inspired by this Victorian-era style.
Period Arts looks to the great American and European design movements of the past for inspiration in producing original interpretations of what could have been. These new alternatives possess the best of both worlds: period design and modern technology.
Superior quality along with an excellent price is often hard to find these days. This ceiling fan exceeded my expectations. And it was very easy to install! I will be purchasing more to replace the remaining ceiling fans in my my home.