The Altus Ceiling Fan accomplishes all of designer Ron Rezek's objectives in building a modern ceiling fan: it has minimal components to make assembly easier, it maximizes efficiency and has an economy of production that lends to a sleek, durable build. Using a patented single piece rotor with attached blades, wobbling is completely diminished on all four of the fan's speeds (80/115/165/210rpm). Superb temperature control is provided by the three, perfectly balanced plywood blades and 120V motor, which move 6000 cubic feet of air per minute at the highest speed. Two stem attachments provide a choice of either 12" or 24" heights. The ceiling plate includes a built-in adapter that can be used on a slant of up to 33.5 degrees. A convenient wall-mounted control controls the fan.
Aluminum body, rotor and canopy; plywood blades; hand brushed aluminum finish.
If all design practitioners were as ambitious as Ron Rezek, the innovation, quality and function present in daily life would increase by leaps and bounds. A graduate of the University of California, Los Angeles, Rezek spent his early career teaching in the school's art and architecture departments, as well as at Art Center and the Southern California Institute of Architecture.
In addition to his professorate, Rezek has been designing products for various markets for nearly 40 years, including a lifeguard rescue float in 1969, used around the world, and seen weekly on Baywatch. After working for architects Deborah Sussman and Frank Gehry, Rezek started Ron Rezek Lighting in 1978 with the goal to help modernize the decorative lighting industry. Co-owned with Artemide, Ron Rezek Lighting produces state-of-the-art lighting that reflects the designer's philosophy of "simplicity in form and economy in production." Rezek was also responsible in 1990 for opening the first Highlights showroom, which is now a national retail "gallery of lights featuring the best modern designs." Read more >