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The principle of fans is simple. Turn blades, push air. It’s that very reason why so many ceiling fans today are ugly warts that do little more than waste the time they took to be installed. The Gyro Fan by Minka Aire is a little engineering marvel catering to the Rube Goldberg in you with it’s mid century looks. It uses twin turbo fans that orbit around a removable halogen light base. The fans can be pointed in any direction and reversed for winter use. It’s three-speed setting is controlled via optional remote. The machinist looks are undeniably spot on.

What this means to you: This isn’t your grandparent’s ceiling fan. It will keep you as cool as it looks.

Cost: $495 @ Restoration Hardware