We doubt you care much what your electric fan looks like, just as long as it blows a cool chunk of air your way. In case you do, we’ve seen few fans more stylish than the Stadler Form Q other than maybe the Dyson air multiplier.
Designed by Carlo Borer, the motorized blower will prop itself up on your table like a sculpture of the letter Q, with its one leg and rotund frame keeping it steady on the surface. Granted, it’s a lot more cumbersome to direct your way and won’t even rotate from left to right on its own. Still, it’s probably a lot sexier than any single wind-blowing appliance you have around.
The Stadler Form Q is made from stainless steel and aluminum, with a spit-shine finish and all the style you can ask for. Dimensions are 16.9 x 14.2 x 5.9 inches, making it ideal for table placement or even on the floor (if you want your legs cooled down). A lone knob sits on the outer side of the leg, allowing you to adjust the speed of the 45-watt motor (three settings).
According to the product page, “intensive research was required before the complex manufacturing steps were ready for production.” We’re not sure how true that is, but this probably would make for a really great conversation starter if your name starts with Q, like Quentin, Quasimodo or Queen Latifah. Or something.
One note: the Stadler Form Q only works with 220V outlets, so remember to use an adapter in case that’s not the standard in your area. It’s available now, priced at €133.60 (around $200).