Beautifully designed, light and easy to move and clean, increased airflow— the Dyson Air Multiplier is FANtastic!
Today is the beginning of summer. Even though we’re not having a heat wave this June, like we did last year, our building is under construction, and all windows and doors need to be closed. You can imagine how the heat builds up in our little apartment with the scaffolding in place, and all outside ventilation closed off. The Dyson Air Multiplier has been a lifesaver during this time—and knowing that summer has only just begun and that it will be even more hot outside/inside, makes me so happy to have this fan!
We’ve had fans before—ceiling fans that get dusty and make a lot of noise/start wiggling, standing fans that make a weird clicking noise when they oscillate, table fans whose motor stops working (probably from all the dust they collect). . .but I never knew what I was missing until I first turned on this Dyson fan. And turning it on was easy—from the minimal packaging in the box, to the can’t-get-easier-than-this assembly, to the uncomplicated, intuitive controls. . .within a few minutes I was in bladeless fan heaven!
A work of art
Can you fall in love with an inanimate object at first sight? Walking around The Bay in downtown Vancouver several months ago, I was struck by the minimalist design and simplicity in the range of Dyson Air Multiplier fans on display.
If you’re someone who is interested to find out how this amazing piece of technology came together, check out thepage for more information. When I started using this fan I kept thinking “how does it do that?”—a work of genius for sure, the Dyson Air Multiplier is destined to be a design classic!
This quote from Phillippe Starck is particularly apt when looking at the design of the Dyson Air Multiplier:
“The designer today should not help to produce more—he has to help produce fewer and better things. There is a beauty, an aesthetic and philosophy of the less.”
The environmentalist and designer in me really believes in this design aesthetic. I try and only choose quality products that are not only well—designed and made but also ones that can be used in multiple locations/with various décor. This beautiful fan is very portable and light, and has a classic look to it. I wouldn’t worry about using this with any style of furniture/home décor. This fan will blend in or stand out depending on what is around it.
Ease of use
The controls are easy to use—the left touch-button is the on/off button, the middle dial controls air-flow and the right button is for fan oscillation. You can also pivot the base (easily!) to change the angle of air flow:
The fan I have from Dyson is the AM01 Table Fan 10 Inch in white/silver. This fan also comes in Iron/Blue—which is very stunning, too! The fan retails for $299.99, and is available at Sears, The Bay, Best Buy, Lowe’s etc. Check out the rest of the range here:
The entire line of fans uses the same great technology of moving air through a smooth stream rather than chopping the air with (dangerous) moving blades that buffet the air. I’m sure you’ve seen videos or photos of people putting their children’s heads through the opening of these fans in order to demonstrate how safe they are. I can attest to the fact that my old bladed fan was definitely not safe—the cage which held the blades in fell one day and left a few deep cuts/almost took a toe off (because the fan was on/blades were moving at the time). I live in a klutzy family, where things like this are always a concern.
The small range of fans are perfect for bedroom use or even on top of a desk—whereas the larger fans are wonderful for larger spaces. This is a bit obvious, but really—when you look at the skinny AM02 Tower Fan, you will notice how slim it is. I’d love to use this in my bedroom for those hot summer nights.
It’s supposed to get really hot and humid this summer, according to Environment Canada, so why not do you and your family a favor and pick up one of these fans, rather than a cheaper bladed fan that you’ll end up replacing for next summer? These Dyson fans definitely look like they will last for a lot of years, and doesn’t it just make more sense to spend money on one good quality fan rather than dozens of cheap fans?
I’ve had to move a lot in the 7 years that I’ve been in Vancouver, and the other fans I’ve had just didn’t move well. I’ve ended up giving so many away or throwing them out because of this. I don’t even know how much money I’ve spent on them over the years, but I do know how easily the Dyson fans assemble, and how light they are to move around. Storage is another issue for moving from small space to small space—these fans have a much smaller footprint than other fans and are so beautifully sleek that you won’t mind having them around even when it isn’t summer!
I received a Dyson Air Multiplier to use for this review. Stay tuned for more on how much I love this Dyson fan throughout the summer!