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The Modern Fan Company


Modern Fan Company offers a variety of ceiling fan styles appropriate for trendy, modern, and contemporary living. Choose from different blade hues such as nickel, mahogany, and maple. Ceiling fan light kits are available with both incandescent and compact fluorescent lamps and specific ceiling fans offer an optional halogen or energy-saving CFL light kit. With all these options, Modern Fan Company is sure to keep their users cool and comfortable, while simultaneously being technically and artfully appealing. Many Modern Fans can be used as outdoor fans as well.

About Modern Fan Company

The Modern Fan Company was founded in 1997 and is the epitome of modern, sleek, and cool. Combining simplification, geometric forms and contemporary finishes, Modern Fan intends to meet the needs of design professionals and homeowners alike. Drawing inspiration from ancient Roman architectural themes, invoking imagery of aviation's past, and predicting tomorrow's trends, The Modern Fan Company stays above the status quo. With many features available, these ceiling fans are sure to uniquely complement any interior. The Modern Fan Company makes it easy to achieve efficient air control with aerodynamically shaped blades, adequate lighting, energy saving capabilities and a sleek, modern design all in one fixture.

Modern Fan Company Designers

Jorge Pensi - working in many different sectors within the home décor industry such as furniture and lighting, designer Jorge Pensi is known as one of Spain’s leading designers.  Pensi is known for working with aluminum and high-gloss black or matt white finishes.  His aim is to create unimposing Fan designs, able to blend into its surroundings.

Ron Rezek - With the guiding principle of “simplicity in form and economy in production,” Ron found himself designing for Modern Fan Company after working as a professor, lifeguard, and helping to open the first Highlights showroom.  Rezek has helped Modern Fan Company gain recognition as the first to produce ceiling fans that incorporate fluorescent lighting, upward lighting and low-voltage lighting.  He also has patented the single-piece rotor for ceiling fans.

Why does love Modern Fan?

Popular designer Ron Rezek has been on Baywatch!  Additionally, we love how Modern Fan is able to effortlessly combine function and design, while complementing many different styles.

Mandy's Tips for selecting the perfect modern fan
  • What is the ideal ceiling height for my Modern Fan?

We recommend hanging the fan as far down from the ceiling as it is visually appropriate because the more space between the blades and the ceiling, the more effectively your fan can circulate and distribute air.

  • What is the best fan blade diameter?

In most cases 50-inch to 56-inch blade spans are the most appropriate. 42-inch to 46-inch blade span should be used in smaller, more narrow spaces or when there are architectural elements restricting air flow.

  • What is a light kit?

Modern fan offers most of our products with a choice between G9 halogen or energy saving compact fluorescent lamps (CFL) which offers 75% energy savings and lamp life up to 10x longer than incandescent or halogen bulbs but does not offer dimming capabilities.  When evaluating fluorescent solutions, divide the traditional light bulb’s wattage by four for its incandescent or halogen equivalent.

  • What fan controls should I use?

Modern Fan Company does not use pull chains to operate its ceiling fans’ speed. In order to operate your fan at different speeds and switch the light on and off independently, you must select the appropriate control.  Unless stated otherwise, all controls are intended for use of only one fan.  Whether using a third party remote or Modern Fan Company product, it is important that the products be operated with “fan speed controls” and not generic “dimmers” or rheostats.

  • What is a damp fan?

Although all Modern Fan Company models are rated and marked as “Suitable for Damp Location” the appearance of the fan can vary due to the different climate zones.  A damp rating does not guarantee that corrosion will not occur in exposed locations and we encourage you to closely consider these factors when selecting ceiling fans for use in damp locations.  The brushed aluminum and galvanized finished will typically outlast all others in our collection because these surfaces will not rust or peel.  Our bright nickel and matte nickel finishes are also well suited for exposure to reasonable conditions.  Remember also to consider the blade construction because over time, plywood is subject to warping and delamination.


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