Period Arts Fan Company
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.