The Fanimation Story
Tom Frampton began his ceiling fan career in 1973, working under Burton A. Burton of Casablanca Fans. In 1984, Frampton started his own ceiling fan company, Fanimation Fans, working out of his garage in Pasadena until demand for his product outgrew the space. He moved the company to Indiana in 1994, took on some more workers and hit the ground running with his culturally inspired ceiling fan designs. The company is now run by his son, Nathan Frampton.
Why We Love Fanimation Fans
The fans you'll find in Fanimation are all inspired by Frampton's travels around the world. The Punkah fan, inspired by the tropics (and one of many tropical fans in the Fanimation line), was Frampton's first really popular fan thanks to its unique multi-fan, single motor design. The thing with Fanimation is that Frampton learned the foundations of fan building from one of the best in the business. But he's not afraid to push the envelope when it comes to being inventive and creatively honest.
Fun Facts About Fanimation
A Fanimation fan was featured in the movie I, Robot. You can find entertaining and personifying stories about Fanimation's fans by following their company blog. Fanimation is also responsible for a smartphone application called fanSync that allows you to control the settings of your ceiling fan from the palm of your hand. It's convenient, easy to install the receiver and it works with a number of different fans.
Noteworthy Fans from Fanimation
The Fanimation Zonix is a best seller and customer favorite at Lumens, and it is the perfect ceiling fan for both indoor and outdoor spaces. It's also available in an LED version to help with energy efficiency. For great rooms, large living rooms or open outdoor spaces, look to the Odyn Ceiling Fan. Odyn features an 84" blade span and can move a lot of air. Finally, the Arden Floor Fan is a great restoration-style floor fan that's both functional and fashionable.