Ronan caged ceiling fan sends home fashion to new heights

The ceiling may not seem like a runway, but one of our latest fans blew away big city designers for the ELEVATE Design Collective during New York Design Week.

The Ronan caged ceiling fan shows modern ceiling fans are about more than moving air: They about style and design.

The Ronan modern ceiling fan’s vintage style LED Edison bulb and warm metal cage caught the attention of the fashion forward ELEVATE Design Collective designers.

“When we sat around the table with our designers, there was no question. You could tell the conversation was over: They fell in love with that fan,” said Hunter Designer Patrick O’Connell.

They loved it so much, they wanted to put two of the Ronan modern ceiling fans in one room.

“The great thing about that was the intent of that fan was to be a cool fan,” said O’Connell, “To watch the interior designer fall all over it, it felt like we really hit our target with that.”

Hunter Ronan caged ceiling fan in modern New York loft

For years ceiling fans have been viewed as more of an appliance, similarly with faucets or door handles. During our biggest product launch in 130 years, the goal was to change that mindset. Hunter Fan Company invented the ceiling fan, and this year we decided to revamp the ceiling fan from dusty appliance to trendy design piece.

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Elevate Design Collective sketch with Hunter Ronan caged ceiling fan

With that in mind, O’Connell went to work with five other home fashion designers for ELEVATE to prove that functional pieces can make a statement, too.

“All the brands that have amazing designs but don’t always get to show it off – door knobs and faucets aren’t always the more glamourous things,” said O’Connell, “But there’s so many amazing products being made and it was sort of neat to band together and show off together to say ‘We can be statement pieces too.’”

The Ronan caged ceiling fan wasn’t the only Hunter fan showcased in ELEVATE’s stylish New York loft: The high-tech Symphony Wi-Fi enabled ceiling fan and casual, clean Sentinel modern ceiling fan made cameos too.

Elevate Design Collective sketch featuring the Sentinel modern ceiling fan by Hunter

Elevate Design Collective sketch featuring the Symphony wifi ceiling fan by Hunter

“The Symphony was the nice counterpart: It was a little more fashion forward than the Sentinel but not quite as fashion forward as the Ronan,” said O’Connell.

The Symphony modern ceiling fan is a part of our SIMPLEconnect™ Collection of Wi-Fi enabled ceiling fans. Smart home ceiling fans like the Symphony are compatible with home automation applications including Apple HomeKit, Amazon Alexa, and the Google Assistant. The ELEVATE designers featured this smart home fan in the loft’s guest bedroom.

The Sentinel modern ceiling fan with light is perfect for casual or modern spaces. It complemented the gray tones in the ELEVATE city loft’s master bedroom.

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These three fan designs were unveiled in the ELEVATE loft during New York Design Week in May.

The Sentinel casual ceiling fan, the Ronan caged ceiling fan, and the Symphony smart home ceiling fan are all available to purchase. They come in a variety of finishes, so you can use them throughout your home and customize the look for each room.