Chandelier inspired sophistication: Designing the Sophia

Inspired by chandeliers, Hunter Fan’s designers created the Sophia: A glamorous ceiling fan with finishes and features to give it a casual yet sophisticated look perfect for any space. 

Chandeliers have been a common choice for a room’s centerpiece, but a stylish ceiling fan inspired by chandeliers could hang with the big kids. And we know just the ceiling fan.

Hunter’s design team was inspired by large chandeliers with LED Edison bulbs, and they wanted to capture that in a ceiling fan.

Designing a transitional bedroom with coastal glam decor

While the designers create initial sketches with paper, pencil and Pantone markers, they later collaborate with engineers to determine how the insides – motor, wires, receivers, all that mechanics – could work while still maintaining the integrity of the designer’s initial sketch. Once engineers provide their mechanical drawing, Hunter Fan’s design team starts sketching over that. It’s during this process that the design often goes through tweaks and variations.

“It’s helpful to have an idea of where the motor is going to be, where the switch housing is going to be, where the blades are going to be and how they’re going to attach to the motor while you’re sketching. It makes it just a little bit easier when you go to the computer and sketch it three dimensionally,” said Hunter Designer Christine Holmes.

Sophia chandelier ceiling fan with sketch

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The showstopper of this sophisticated ceiling fan is the light fixture: Stunning seeded glass encases an intricate chandelier inspired light fixture.

The light kit inside is beautifully treated. The beautiful LED Edison lights inside showcase the seeded glass as well as complement the ombre ceiling fan blades and polished fan finish. A blend of casual and polished detailing gives the Sophia an artistic and unique look that makes it versatile for interior design.

Use it in rooms with a tone-on-tone look, grey tones, or even a room that has some distressed wood finishes. We love how it looked in the transitional, coastal bedroom during our Coastal Huntervention™.

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Polished nickel finishes, premium carved wood blades, beautiful glass with a striking chandelier-inspired light fixture – it’s no wonder the Sophia is part of Hunter’s Masterpiece Collection. It’s sure to be the highlight of any room in your home.