By Clarissa Allison | September 4th, 2015
Over thirty years ago a man started with a garage and a dream. The man was Tom Frampton, his garage was in Pasadena, California, and his dream was to channel his passion for creating high quality, unique ceiling fans into a revenue producing enterprise. Tom’s first ceiling fan design, The Punkah®, transformed his dream into a reality and Fanimation was born. It was not long before Tom’s cutting edge ceiling fan designs created a buzz and he realized that his one-man operation would need to expand. As word spread and Fanimation’s popularity increased, Tom decided to reimagine his business operations and change Fanimation’s headquarters from southern California to central Indiana.
Since that point, Fanimation transformed from one man and his dream into a thriving international business. Today Fanimation sells its ceiling fans to more than 1,500 retail stores and ships its products to more than twenty-three countries. Tom has since passed the Fanimation torch to his son, Nathan Frampton, who has energetically pursued Fanimation’s mission to deliver imaginative ceiling fan designs. Under Nathan’s leadership, Fanimation has continued to grow its business while maintaining the family oriented attention to detail that defines Fanimation almost as much as its breakthrough designs.
Fanimation ceiling fans have been utilized in a wide variety of venues ranging from residential homes to world renowned theme parks. Several critically acclaimed creations have also been featured in Vanity Fair, Modernism and Phoenix Home and Garden. In addition to print publication, Fanimation has graced the silver screen in the movie I,Robot been featured on HGTV and made appearances on Extreme Makeover Home Addition. With designs like the traditional Americana®, the tropical Islander®, the transitional Akira™ and the contemporary Marea™, it’s easy to see why Fanimation is an industry leader with Hollywood appeal.
In addition to manufacturing an inherently energy efficient product, Fanimation is also committed to sustainable business practices. Fanimation offers a wide selection of Energy Star rated ceiling fans and implements energy efficient practices in its warehouse operations, including the use of recycled materials in product packaging and energy efficient lighting throughout the shipping facility. Fanimation also engineers fans with DC motors and integrated LED light kits which significantly reduce energy consumption.
By relentlessly pursuing a dream, creating a corporate culture based on family values, producing only the highest quality ceiling fans and developing sustainable products and business practices, Fanimation has become and will continue to be a leader in the ceiling fan industry.
Fanimation has proven itself to be at the forefront design with unique and innovative ideas. The company’s products also range from fans and fan blades to fan controls, fan remotes as well as other accessories like glass, shades, light kits, filters, and fan down-rods.
Fanimation fans can be selected based on your lifestyle – whether it is modern, nostalgic, outdoor, traditional, transitional or tropical. Louielighting.com brings you a generous selection of Fanimation fan products based on your lifestyle and climate – whether damp, dry or wet. The collection featured on our website runs gamut of models from Air Shadow, Aire Décor, Akira and Americana, to Ventana, Windpointe and Zonix.
Fanimation fans consume a fraction of the electricity required to run an air conditioner. With sufficient attention to detail and design, which is the hallmark of Fanimation Fans – these ceiling fans are designed to maintain a comfortable ambiance – at less than 10% of the running cost of a room air conditioner. The shapes and designs of the blades as well as the materials used, achieve the perfect balance between functionality and aesthetics.
While Fanimation’s product development is primarily focused on providing unique designs, the fan parts which are not visible to the end user are also equally important. For this, Fanimation employs an extensive quality control staff and invests more than any other fan company to exceed customer expectations. Fanimation has over 31 unique fan designs to its credit, including fans driven by a belt, fans which are synchronized side-to-side, fans with blades resembling a palm leaf and the famous single-blade design.
There is even a retractable model available, in which the fan blades retract into their housing when the fan is not in use. The designs are inspired by the sights and sounds of countries and areas from Hawaii to China. Discover more about this singular product line and purchase directly from the LouieLighting website by clicking HERE.
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