By Andrew Liszewski
It’s not the first ceiling fan with retractable blades I’ve written about. That honor goes to the Air Shadow from Fanimation. But if subtlety is what you’re after, and you don’t want people to actually know there’s a ceiling fan hanging above them, the Fanaway from Hunter is a much better solution. It sports a set of four clear plastic blades that automatically extend or retract when the fan is switched on or off via centrifugal ‘force’, and when fully retracted they’re mostly hidden by the hanging pendant light. On the downside, that clear plastic’s not going to do much to hide the fact you haven’t dusted the blades in several months. $559 though Del Mar Designs seems to be selling them for just $320.