It is common for the pedestal fan to be designed as a simple ‘utility’ product with little thought given to the aesthetic appeal and how it might complement the interior into which it is to be used. Given changes in contemporary interior design there is a demand in the market for a pedestal fan that will complement and enhance the interior space in which it is to be used.
I was tasked to design a Pedestal Fan for a contemporary family home or office. The fan had to be designed for use as a quick and convenient means of controlling the temperature to cool the environment. My client wanted to create a premium product that is able to differentiate itself in the market and moves away from the ‘utility’ products more commonly seen.
Light Grainy Walnut for wood features
10kg, Low Carbon Concrete for the rear section of the base
Brushed aluminium for tube and grill (25mm outer diameter, 3.2mm wall thickness)
Cast aluminium motor housing
Light aluminium fan blade, painted black
Using a human model in Solidworks, I was able to get a clear understanding of how someone might interact with my product.