The Minka Aire Story
Minka Aire started in 1993 as a natural extension of Minka Lighting, Inc. Owners Bill and Marian Tang knew their company's design experience in lighting would benefit greatly from a ceiling fan division and began the project out of their facility in Corona, California. With both transitional and modern ceiling fans in their line, Minka Aire has found success in turning a functioning appliance into a work of art for nearly any space.
Today, the fans offered by Minka can be found in many modern applications where the ceiling fan has moved from simply being a functional element to the focal point of the room. Minka's ceiling fans combine intricate designs with contemporary finishes and materials like wood or aluminum to deliver industrial-inspired fans that have a range of applications spanning both commercial and residential use. Plus, most Minka fans are energy-star qualified and UL listed for safe outdoor use under covered decks and patios. With a Minka Aire ceiling fan, you'll introduce a noticeably elegant fixture to your home.
Why We Love Minka Aire
There's an appreciated workmanship that can be seen in Minka Aire ceiling fans. Their craftsmen and women are experienced in brass, wrought iron, cast aluminum, wood and resin, creating modern fans in a range of sizes, shapes and looks. They also have several more classic, transitional and even a few tropical fans, so it's easy to find just what you're looking for in the Minka collection.
Fun Facts About Minka Aire
The name, Minka, comes from two Mandarin Chinese words: ming, and ja (pronounced "minka"). When literally translated into English, these words mean "bright" and "home". Minka Aire is also part of the Minka Group, which includes noteworthy lighting from Minka-Lavery, Metropolitan Lighting and George Kovacs.
Noteworthy Fans from Minka Aire
The Artemis Ceiling Fan is a really popular design with a uniquely curved fan blade available in quite a few different finishes/styles. If you look closely, you'll notice the Artemis from time to time in popular home and garden publications. The Spacesaver Ceiling Fan features an integrated halogen light and is perfect for those smaller, unique spaces in your home. And if it is a large ceiling fan you need, be sure to see the new Xtreme Ceiling Fan -- a massive design available in 72", 80", 88" or 96" options. Finally, take a look at the customer-favorite Concept II Ceiling Fan for a contemporary design that is available in multiple finishes to fit in just about any space.