Remodelista Reconnaissance: A Caned Ceiling Fan in a Summer Bedroom

A good ceiling fan is hard to find. So we were particularly smitten when we spotted a vintage caned number in the Mallorca summer house of designer and ceramicist Daniela Jacobs (see Maximalist/Minimalist: A Ceramicist’s Airy, Open Summer House on Mallorca). It sent us on a days-long quest to find something similar—and just in time for summer heat.

The Sighting

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Above: Among the old-fashioned hot-weather details in Daniela’s place (a mosquito-net canopy over a bed, cool tile floors) is this vintage caned ceiling fan, suspended from a high ceiling. It adds a light, summery air to a fixture that’s usually pure function. Photograph courtesy of Daniela Jacobs.

The Source

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Above: There aren’t (yet) many contemporary caned fans on the market (retailers, take note), but the Matte Black Home Decorator’s Collection Ceiling Fan with Lights is a clean-lined modern option. It’s $159 from Home Depot.
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Above: A detail of a caned blade.

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