|Why did I think Art Nouveau? The shape of the guard and the overall form of the motor housing strike me as a simplified expression of Nouvea. Nothing about this device is in the streamlined or stepped forms typical of Art Deco.|
I fell in love with this fan. It is all about function with just enough ornamentation to make it appropriate for a home or office. It typifies objects that were built to last decades as opposed to the modern equivalent that might make it a few years.
I wonder if Restoration Hardware has cloned it yet?