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12 Modern Ceiling Fans

Everyone can benefit from a little fresh air…and probably an update to that old ceiling fan that came with your house. We’ve rounded up 12 of our favorite modern ceiling fan designs that will propel your space to the contemporary haven you’ve always wanted. Here are our picks that will keep your home feeling–and looking–cool all summer long.

Written by Sarah Chappell

Aviation Ceiling Fan by Minka Aire Fans

Contact! The Aviation Ceiling Fan by Minka Aire Fans manages to be the top gun of modern air flow while being reminiscent of WWI-era planes. With only three curved blades, the wide wing-span and powerful engine provide enough muscle to move a lot of air around.

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Aviation Ceiling Fan by Minka Aire Fans

Ball Ceiling Fan by Modern Fan Company

This modern design really gets the ball rolling. Textbook minimalism at its best, the Ball Ceiling Fan by Modern Fan Company is refined and simple, but hardly lacks in the style and function departments.

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Ball Ceiling Fan by Modern Fan Company

Artemis Ceiling Fan by Minka Aire Fans

You have to assume there’s a lot of power behind a fan named after a Grecian goddess. The Artemis Ceiling Fan by Minka Aire Fans errs more on the side of organic modernism, showcasing a more fluid look of mobility with blades that softly bend and fold around the central light source.

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Artemis Ceiling Fan by Minka Aire Fans

Torsion Ceiling Fan by Modern Fan Company

The Torsion Ceiling Fan by Modern Fan Company won’t take it easy on stuffy rooms with stale heat. The powerful blades twist through the air with minimal drag–just what you need to keep the modern home comfortable in a heat wave.

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Torsion Ceiling Fan by Modern Fan Company

Irene 3-Blade Hugger Ceiling Fan by Atlas Fan Company

Wood and metal never looked so good. The Irene 3-Blade Hugger Fan by Atlas Fan Company keeps air-flow in check with an ultra-quiet motor that will cool you down without all the noise.

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Irene 3-Blade Hugger Ceiling Fan by Atlas Fan Company

Lapa Ceiling Fan by Modern Fan Company

This fan really gets the geometry right. Put together, the cylindrical body and four blades have a simple industrial feel that only scratches the surface of the sophisticated mechanics hidden on the inside.

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Lapa Ceiling Fan by Modern Fan Company

Embrace Ceiling Fan by Fanimation Fans

Let’s just say that the Embrace Ceiling Fan by Fanimation Fans is…ahem…attached to the ceiling. The short frame lovingly hugs the ceiling, staying out of the way in rooms with a short floor-to-ceiling distance.

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Embrace Ceiling Fan by Fanimation Fans

Vision Ceiling Fan by Monte Carlo Fans

A minimal lifestyle doesn’t mean you have to deny the luxury of well-tuned details. The Monte Carlo Fans Minimalist Ceiling Fan understands the need to perform without the need for fussy design–it is perfectly content with the down light and smooth circulation it provides.

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Vision Ceiling Fanby Monte Carlo Fans

Odyn LED Indoor/Outdoor Ceiling Fan by Fanimation Fans

Summon the winds of the sky with the grandmaster of fans: The Odyn LED Indoor/Outdoor Ceiling Fan. Spanning 7 feet in diameter with the potential for high velocity speeds…you wouldn’t want to get in a blade fight with this guy. This fan makes it clear that drama isn’t limited to statement-making chandeliers and pendants anymore.

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Odyn LED Indoor/Outdoor Ceiling Fan by Fanimation Fans

Altus Hugger Ceiling Fan with Optional Light by Modern Fan Company

One of Ron Rezek’s personal favorites in his collection, the Altus Hugger Ceiling Fan is small in size and big on style. Perfect for low ceilings, you can move a lot of air around without creating too much distraction in a small or large room.

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Altus Hugger Ceiling Fan with Optional Light by Modern Fan Company

Slipstream Ceiling Fan by Minka Aire Fans

With a whopping eight blades moving at rapid speeds, leave heat in your wake with the Slipstream Ceiling Fan by Minka Aire Fans. Want the modern look with more of a rustic appeal? The Distressed Koa wood finish warms up the sharp details of this uber-contemporary fixture quite nicely.

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Slipstream Ceiling Fan by Minka Aire Fans

Zonix Ceiling Fan by Fanimation Fans

For the minimal modernist, this fan reduces function to absolute necessity. By toning down traditional design elements, the Zonix is discreet and cleanly designed as it regulates temperatures in rooms big and small.

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Zonix Ceiling Fan by Fanimation Fans