Product: FANAWAY®

Category: Environmental

Innovator: Joe Villella

Company: Fanaway Pty Ltd

FANAWAY® is a retracting blade ceiling fan. When switched off the fan blades automatically retract and conceal, visually transforming the unit into a slim, modern light pendant. Turning on the fan creates a centrifugal force which deploys the blades to circulate air within a room.

Unique Benefits:

  • Unique blade and retraction mechanism design allows the transformation from a slim and modern light pendant to a ceiling fan with blade spans similar to conventional ceiling fans
  • Provides increased open space in a room environment
  • Reduces accumulation of dust on blades
  • Easy clean blades
  • Easily retro-fitted with an alternative light
  • Reduced installation time - blades come installed and balanced

Status of Innovation:
FANAWAY® is currently being manufactured by Beacon Lighting and tested for standards approval. All 60 Beacon Lighting stores will be selling FANAWAY® by mid 2008. Negotiations are underway with international distributors. Local and international exhibitions are scheduled for late 2008.