Anne Hathaway wasn’t exaggerating when she told The Observer that New York summers can have a lot to do with “life in one mouth.” The picture is not particularly appetizing, but it is certainly fitting. New York City, despite its charm, tends to get unbearably hot and humid in summer. With May approaching, it is precisely this time when we all reluctantly reach into our closets and dust off the plastic fans and putty-colored AC appliances that have been hiding for the past few months near the three-digit numbers.
While fans can actually be a requirement at this time of year, it doesn’t have to be the eye pain it usually is. If you want to stay cool in style this summer, skip the drugstore aisle and choose one of these chic options. They are so beautiful that you might want to leave them out all year long!
The Charlie Fan by Stadler Form is a classic, no-frills design with an all-metal construction.
Charlie Fan Little
This model is the counterpart to the standard “Charlie Fan” in desk size and offers the same copy on a smaller scale.
The Q Fan by Stadler Form is a beautiful amalgamation of form and function, just as much a sculpture as it is a useful object.
Allaire telescopic fan
The Allaire fan from Restoration Hardware combines first-class construction and durability with a timeless industrial look.
This sleek black construction by Big Ass Fans outperforms the traditional ceiling fan.
With a retro shape and wooden legs, the Arden fan by Fanimation is just right in the living room.
With a stylish throwback look and the latest “Vortex” technology, this Vornado fan combines good looks and great design.
The Artemis ceiling fan from Minka Aire has a maple finish and a central light with etched opal glass.
Dyson Air multiplier AM06
For those who prefer an ultra-futuristic look, try this ultra-modern fan design from Dyson.
The Otto Fan by Stadler Form has a round bamboo frame that looks fantastic in a modern interior.