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Fanimation has been a leader in the ceiling fan industry since 1984. They are known for the unique designs but also their functional properties. This is important because there’s no use in having a fan that only looks good and doesn’t provide the air movement it is supposed to. Every Fanimation fan has set a benchmark for design in the industry. Their fans can have any combination of finish, blade, lights and accessories. Fanimation also made sure that they have Energy Star rated fans for those of us who want that option. Over the years Fanimation has always put their customers first.Fanimation's Story
Unique design…part dream, part expertise and a good dose of “What if?” Tom Frampton founded Fanimation on this premise and built a strong reputation with fresh designs by fusing classic, contemporary and tropical ceiling fans with an eco-friendly focus.
Beginning in a Pasadena, California garage, Tom began his journey with three fans that quickly earned him a footprint in the industry. The Punkah®
, a side-to-side synchronized fan, The Palmetto®
, a fan with old-fashioned island charm with vertical blade rotation, and the nostalgic Bourbon Street®
, a faithful reproduction taken from a well known New Orleans eatery. Word of Tom’s innovative designs quickly began to spread and in 1994, Tom made plans to expand and move to his headquarters to Indiana. In 2002, Fanimation introduced a groundbreaking modern fan, the Enigma®
, to its already expansive collection and secured its position as one of the ceiling fan industry’s most forward thinking companies.
As Tom continued to travel the world in search of inspiration for his fans, with a desire to keep the growing excitement in the family, he passed the torch to his talented son, Nathan Frampton, who became president of the company in 2007. Holding true to his father’s core values in servicing the customer, Nathan focused on maintaining the strength of Fanimation’s internal operations – including customer service, ease of accessibility and quick shipment due to its recent California Warehouse addition. Just as important, Nathan also has incorporated energy efficient lighting and recycled materials for product packaging into the Fanimation warehouse to continue the reduction of their carbon footprint in all aspects of the business.
With Nathan driving the operational side of the business, Tom continued to create with worldly inspiration. The Mariano®
fan with its upswept cherry wood blades and white swirl decorative glass light kit, and the Multimax®
with its contemporary minimalist feel including two, three and four blade options and a touch screen remote control. Both of which are truly unique and fantastic additions to the Fanimation collection.
Keeping in stride with Fanimation’s dedication to energy efficiency and sustainable alternatives, in 2011, Fanimation reintroduced several of its classic creations (Islander, Louvre and Sandella) with a DC Motor
– consuming 70% less energy, generating more power / torque, and boasting a reduction in price. Additionally, the recent introduction of the Landan™
, purposely developed with energy conservation in mind, features Cree LED Technology creating both a warm up and downlight glow. A truly unique fan, the Landan™ embodies elegance and style while being energy efficient, “light forward,” and virtually silent.
Fanimation is pleased to be the premier destination for unique ceiling fan design. Devoted to style and function, the forward-thinking family-run company combines energy-conservation and sustainable practices with the latest in technological advances and one-of-a-kind design. The entire Fanimation collection is available on Bellacor.com.