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Sky Fans: The Original Paddle Fan

Suppliers of hardwood ceiling fans and manufacturers of the Original Paddle Fan, Cape Town-based Sky Fans are leaders in home cooling.

Handcrafted since 1998, the company has been producing quality fans for indoor and outdoor use for many, many years, including their registered Original Paddle Fan, which, to this day, is handmade in Cape Town and allocated a unique number against which all technical and other information is recorded.

“The Original Paddle Fan® adds ambience and cooling to a wide range of spaces including the most beautiful homes, lodges and hotels in places as far afield as North Island Seychelles, White Sands Ghana, Fiji, Montego Bay Jamaica, London, Glasgow, Rome, Barcelona, Dubai, New Zealand and Helsinki – more than 48 countries. In South Africa, our superior quality ceiling fans can be found at the Oysterbox Hotel, Bushmans Kloof Wilderness Reserve, Leopard Creek Golf Estate, Mala Mala, Singita, Shambala, Mount Nelson Hotel, Cape Grace Hotel, Leopard’s Leap, 12 Apostles Hotel and a host of other fabulous establishments,” the company says.

Drawing on years of experience, the Sky Fans team shares tips for choosing a ceiling fan for a luxury hotel or lodge.

“The Original Paddle Fan in bold modern grey tones such as ‘Cast Iron’, ‘Zinc’, or ‘Satin Black’ looks great in avant-garde spaces with clean lines and contemporary decor,” says the company.

“These colour schemes look especially great in industrial-themed rooms with a lot of raw metal and brick face.”

In addition, fans from the Fanimation range also work well in contemporary spaces, especially The Spitfire Three-Blade Ceiling Fan.

In more rustic settings, such as game lodges and country cottages, a wooden ceiling fan is best. 

“Although no two game lodges are the same, there tends to be a general rustic aesthetic that wildlife lodges adhere to, which includes a lot of timber, natural fibres like hemp and straw, along with a neutral colour scheme.

A ceiling fan made of high-quality timber, where you can actually see the grain in the wood would be a fitting choice for game lodges. Colour variations that work well with this type of decor are: ‘African Blackwood’, ‘Brazilian Mahogany’, ‘Georgian Brown’, ‘Mahogany’, ‘Oak’, ‘Old Ash’, ‘Smoked Ash’, ‘Teak’, and ‘Walnut’, with the darker woods standing out in particular.”

When it comes to seaside hotels and guesthouses, the decor is more often than not light and airy. 

“The Original Paddle Fan in light tones such as ‘Birch Natural’, ‘French Ash’, ‘Satin White’, ‘White Ash Limewash’ match this aesthetic. The Fanimation Islander Ceiling Fan also works well to create a ‘by-the-sea’ look and feel.”

The Fanimation Punkah Ceiling Fan is another great option in keeping with the tropical theme and is available in antique brass, pewter or rust, and the blades in antique bamboo, clear woven bamboo or natural palm.

Or, if you would like to opt for a more eye-catching and unique option, The Fanimation Palmetto Ceiling Fan provides a vertical solution that is ideal for cooling guests at your beach bar.”

Contact: Sky Fans


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