According to industrial designer Jordi Busquets, “ceiling fans still allow for much more design;” which is why he has designed the Wind model for Faro Barcelona, a device that cools the air naturally while enriching the beauty of the room. His professional work –which involves the creation of objects with a studied blend of functionality and design– fits perfectly with Faro Barcelona’s philosophy: Simple, but ingenious ideas.
In the words of Busquets, Wind is a “unibody fan, featuring timeless lines, which discreetly integrates into the room. Not a strident product; on the contrary, it is designed to offer comfort and rest.”
With a steel-based engine, four wooden blades and opal glass diffuser it is ideal for large spaces, from 18 m2 and, in addition to cooling, it provides a diffuse and pleasant light. It works with remote control and has a maximum power consumption of 62 watts. By incorporating a reversible function, it is suitable for both summer and winter: in cold weather, it helps mixing the layers of different temperatures and is able to optimize the heat emitted by the heating.
Jordi Busquets: “When it comes to fan innovation and image, there is still a long way to go”
With nearly two decades of professional experience, Jordi Busquets is a versatile industrial designer. For him, designing his first ceiling fan has been a challenge, “especially in the technical aspect, because of the study and development of a fully fairing monoblock body and the integration of blades with the lamp and the finial,” he says.
However, he also admits he enjoys working in many different areas and designing varied products. “My main idea was to turn the fan into an entity in itself. In other words, a full concept that would not look like a sum of parts but like an integrated whole. I wanted to integrate all of its parts into a single form, which is why Wind is simple, aesthetic, clean… and that’s what makes it attractive and different.”
In his view, a complex form is never as memorable as a much simpler one, “then again, it must evoke something pleasant, exciting;” says the designer. This is why Wind’s design resembles a daiquiri glass or an upside down margarita: “these are shapes we remember and associate with something pleasant; something we already know.”
If you want know more about Wind you can see the video interview to the designer Jordi Busquets.