14 Retro & Vintage-Style Fans You Need For Summer
Vintage and retro-style fans are so cool right now - literally and figuratively.
If you aren’t blessed with air conditioning or a built-in ceiling fan in every room, Summer can start to feel really long - and not in a good way - so your next best option is to get a free-standing fan that you can move around with you. But, as fellow hipsters, we know that the majority of fans on the market tend to look flimsy and plastic, which definitely won’t make the cut.
We’ve done the digging for you and have picked our 14 favorite fans that are perfectly stylish and get the job done. These fans are sure to add a unique and retro touch to your decor that will keep you cool in more ways than one.
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lasko indoor gray stand fan
holmes lil blizzard
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Lasko Indoor Gray Stand Fan
lasko indoor gray stand fan
The Lasko 2526 16 In. Performance Pedestal Fan, in white, utilizes the advanced performance grill to provide maximum air flow on all three speeds. The easy grip rotary control makes it easy to select the desired speed.
The Lasko stand fan has both adjustable height and tilt, as well as slick broad-sweep oscillation settings - making it an ideal fan for large rooms. While we have to admit that the design of the fan is more modern than vintage, the light gray tone is much more aesthetic than normal white or chrome fans.
The advanced performance grill provides maximum air flow at all three speeds. This fan is sure to blend in and add a wonderful breeze to any room in your home.
Holmes Lil Blizzard
holmes lil blizzard
This personal table fan is just for you, so set the adjustable-tilt head and two speed-rotary control to the ideal setting and cool off.
You don’t have to suffer through long summer days, even if you don’t have air conditioning in your home. This Lil Blizzard personal table fan is just for you and is perfect for days of working from home in the heat - just set the adjustable-tilt head and two speed-rotary control to your ideal setting and cool off.
Industrial Walnut Finish Mount Fan
industrial walnut finish mount fan
The 2–speed wall-mounted fan provides maximum multi-directional airflow. It can be mounted in small, awkward spaces or in front of HVAC ducts to make more efficient the heating, ventilation, or air conditioning of any space.
Keep cool in an undeniably chic way with this Industrial Walnut Finish Wall Mount Fan from Parrot Uncle. The 2–speed wall-mounted fan provides multi-directional airflow and can be mounted in small, awkward spaces for maximum efficiency.
The exposed wooden element and pull chain makes this fan industrial in the very best ways : it’s stylish and functional, and completely different from normal fans.
Terra Antique Bronze Outdoor Fan
terra antique bronze outdoor fan
It’s hard to find working fans that have a genuine vintage design, but the Terra is one of the few. It features a faux pine log finish with accented antique bronze bands.
The fan has a rustic look that will complement your vintage style. It has a weighted base to provide stability even during windy days, and is coated with UV resistant, all-weather paint that eliminates fading - making it ideal for outdoor use.
Providence Outdoor Fan
providence outdoor fan
The Providence outdoor fan features clean art deco style lines and classic curves with an off-white finish that is reminiscent of a beach house at The Hamptons.
It is a three-speed outdoor standing fan that also oscillates, and the coating is UV resistant and all-weather proof for outdoor use.
Sutter Standing Fan
sutter standing fan
While most fans stick out like a sore plastic thumb in homes with antique decor, the Sutter will become like a piece of the furniture. The fan itself is beautifully designed to look like a genuine antique item with a sturdy base, elegant curves and rich brown color.
Luckily, the fan still has the power of a modern fan, and comes with 3 speeds and oscillation settings.
Retro Breeze Fan
retro breeze fan
The Retro Breeze by Fanimation will keep you cool in style. Standing at just over sixteen inches, this three-speed oscillating portable fan will stand out in any indoor space.
The Retro Breeze by Fanimation has a distinct industrial quirk about it. Exposed metal may sound like something that belongs in factories, but it's a key element in industrial-hipster style and for good reason!
Standing at just over sixteen inches, this three-speed oscillating portable fan will stand out in any indoor space and comes in both black and brushed nickel finishes.
Vornado VFAN Mini Classic
vornado vfan mini classic
The VFAN Mini Classic brings together sturdy metal construction with authentic Vornado VFAN styling. Personal comfort in the form of our signature Vortex Action, 2 speed settings, and a full action pivot head for multi-directional airflow.
If you’re looking to add a pop of retro but lack the space (or funds!) for a standing vintage fan, the Vornado mini VFAN is a winning purchase.
This small but mighty fan brings together sturdy metal construction with authentic vintage Vornado VFAN styling. It has 2-speed manual control and an adjustable tilt head. And it’s available in a variety of hues - what are you waiting for?
Vornado VFAN Sr. Pedestal Fan
vornado vfan sr. pedestal fan
The VFAN Sr. Pedestal is ideal for getting the air flowing in any room in your home. It provides comfortable, whole-room air circulation via the signature Vortex Action, along with durable metal construction and authentic, classic design.
Possibly the most versatile (and definitely the tallest) of the VFAN selection is this pedestal fan. The big brother to the smaller classic with all the same retro quirks, the pedestal has three speed settings, a full action pivot head and an adjustable stand.
Vornado fans are well-known for being excellent quality thanks to their durable metal construction and our authentic, classic design. The soft green color just makes us even more obsessed!
Vornado Silver Swan Alchemy Oscillating Vintage Fan
vornado silver swan alchemy fan
Swan Alchemy is a pure and high quality distillation of the values of Art Deco & Art Moderne — and unlike throwback replicas, Silver Swan is construed of heirloom-quality materials that endure in form and function. It is a practical, artistic masterpiece that brings comfort to homes and conjures up the simple and beautiful priorities of a bygone era.
Another Vornado gem, the Silver Swan might be the closest you’ll get to an authentic retro style fan (with all the modern perks).
The Swan is a quality collaboration between Art Deco & Art Moderne styles, and unlike throwback replicas, Silver Swan is made with heirloom-quality materials. It is practical, beautiful and fully captures the style of a bygone era.
Vornado VFAN Petite Alchemy Vintage Fan
vornado vfan petite alchemy fan
The VFAN Petite Alchemy is the next evolution in the highly lauded line of Vornado VFANs. At just 12” tall, the VFAN Petite is the smallest in the Alchemy Collection but with a sturdy metal construction and luxurious finishes, the Petite is a prize for any home or office.
Okay, we promise this is the last Vornado fan! Alchemy has a durable metal construction and features gunmetal finishes with copper accents - combining industrial chic with retro sophistication.
At 12 inches tall, Alchemy’s petite height makes it well-suited for desks and tables. There are three airflow settings to choose between, as well as a fully pivoting head. Did we mention it also comes in seafoam green?
Camper USB Fan
camper usb fan
This personal USB fan will keep you cool at work, and it adds a fun accent to your desk. Designed to look like a vintage camper, the small fan adds decorative flair to your workspace.
The cutest fan we ever did see! This personal USB fan looks like a vintage camper van, so you can keep cool while you daydream about a bohemian road trip.
A perfect desktop fan for your home workplace or at the office, it plugs into a USB port on your computer or into a USB wall outlet and gives off a soft breeze.
Vornado Pivot Personal Fan
vornado pivot personal fan
The Pivot is the newest addition to the Vornado line of personal circulators. Designed with a nod to roots in aviation, the Pivot looks something akin to a stylized jet engine.
We lied: this really is the last Vornado fan on this list. They’re just too good! The Pivot is the newest addition to the Vornado line and is designed to look like a vintage jet engine.
At 6” tall, the Pivot is the perfect for small tables and desks that are in need of some retro style. The fan has 3 speed controls and a pivoting axis.
The WOOZOO personal fan offers powerful cooling air while compact size unit saves space. The adjustable fan head pivots vertically 360 degrees, with three speeds settings on tabletop circulator to meet your cooling needs.
Pink, green, black, white: these are just some of the colors that the WOOZOO fan comes in Perfect for the office, home or a dorm room, the colorful and cute personal fan offers powerful cooling air in a compact size.
The adjustable fan head pivots vertically 360 degrees and has three speed settings and a ‘virtually silent’ low setting.