Pendant Fan Type 3

Wagenfeld, M 2004, Pendant Fan Type 3, (Creative Work : Design/architecture).


Document type: Creative Work
Collection: Creative Works

Title Pendant Fan Type 3
Author(s) Wagenfeld, M
Year 2004
Type of work Design/architecture
Outlet Tyranny of Distance, Tokyo Designers Block, Gallery Piazza,Tokyo, Japan
Dates 7 - 11 November 2004
Medium Drawings & built work
Summary "A small fan designed to manage a personal microclimate for the office or home office environment, this design is part of a series of experiments exploring the potential of mechanical and natural ventilation within interior spaces to replace air-conditioning systems and generate comfortable, aesthetic interior climates and air qualities. The widespread practice of using air-conditioners to control and standardise interior climates is being increasingly scrutinised, due to its high-energy use, impact on climate change and health issues related to poor air quality.

The fan is innovative in its functional configuration and the method employed to generate random, irregular air movement, which simulates natural air movement. Unlike conventional personal fans this one hangs from the ceiling or a light track connected to its low-voltage power source. This frees up desk space and allows for simple vertical adjustment. When turned on the fan gently swings, with the amount of swing controlled by the fan's speed and a stabilising bar, which can be moved up or down to adjust the degree of random movement.

This design has been selected for exhibition in local and international exhibitions, most notably in the Tokyo Designer's Block and Seoul Design Festival in 'Tyranny of Distance' 2004 (Furniture Lab RMIT in association with Australia Council for the Arts); it has also been featured and reviewed in leading design journals including Curve and Artichoke (2004)."
Subject Industrial Design
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