We’ve covered our favorite ceiling fans pretty extensively over the years, but when I stumbled on a video of the previously featured Fanaway retractable ceiling fan in action, I thought it demanded a second look. Prepare to be mesmerized after the jump.
Many designers deplore ceiling fans, declaring them aesthetic abominations. But being born and raised in Florida I, along with a number of other sun-drenched state residents, will always appreciate the breezy circulation they provide on those oh-so-hot days. A perfect compromise for those who prefer minimal décor and those who need to stay cool, the Fanaway keeps a low-profile with its blades that stealthily retract to look like a minimal light fixture. Retailing at about $350, the Fanaway will most certainly make the top of our list of Best Ceiling Fans for 2011.