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Galleries // 2013 Spark:Product // Haiku
Winner - Gold
Designer: Mr. John Noble
Design Type: Ceiling Fan
Company / Organization / School: Big Ass Fans
The ceiling fan hadn’t changed for more than a century. Clunky, noisy and inelegant, it needed more than a makeover; it needed a reinvention. Haiku is the first ceiling fan to combine an award-winning design with unprecedented energy efficiency. Haiku looks different because it is different, with revolutionary technology hiding inside the seamless fit and finish at its center. Haiku’s technology offers twice the efficiency of ceiling fan motors, and its advanced electronics include seven speeds, sleep, timer and the exclusive Whoosh™ mode. Haiku’s airfoils connect directly to the center of the fan and feature an aerodynamic profile for smooth, silent airflow. Meticulously handcrafted of five layers of sustainable bamboo or durable glass-infused matrix composite finished with three coats of automotive-grade finish, Haiku’s Thin SheetTM airfoils are held to the highest standards. Airfoils undergo multiple quality inspections and a 13-step balancing process to ensure no fan will ever rattle or wobble. Its industry-leading efficiency, silent motor, tops-in-class airflow, sustainable materials, quality craftsmanship and minimalist design combine to create the perfect air-moving machine. With nine patents worldwide, Haiku is a true original.