orbit

visualization

 

Fascination air.  

Task of this project was to take a common product that can be found in a hardware store, then add new features and create a whole new design. 

topview

Final result was the ceiling fan 'orbit'. Main feature is the gimballed system, that allows the user to determine the specific direction of the air flow. While the outermost ring is installed horizontally, the two inner rings can be arranged freely. 
The second innovation affects the rotor blades. Considering a standard ceiling fan, the further away from the center, the higher the speed of the rotor plates. Therefore I decided to leave out the inner rotor areas, only using the fast and more effective outer parts.
Last but not least 'orbit' is a combination of a ceiling fan and room lighting. Every ring has LED-lights integrated, making it possible to use room lighting and ceiling fan independently or enjoy both features at the same time.

 
 
 

possible positioning of the two inner rings