In 1999, the Big Ass Fan Company was born. Kind of. Then called the HVLS Fan Co. (that’s High Volume, Low Speed—catchy, right?), we first made our mark selling massive ceiling fans that spun slowly but moved astounding amounts of air. The fans kept large spaces that lacked air conditioning, such as factories and dairy barns, feeling cool and comfortable—and soon enough, plenty of other customers wanted in. Things moved fast after that (and kept moving). Only a few years later, we officially changed our name after customers kept calling and asking if we made “those big-ass fans.” When churches wanted to install fans to keep congregations comfortable, we developed the first silent fan motor to meet their needs.
We created a residential fan that blew away ENERGY STAR® ratings and won awards worldwide. In 2014, we had the bright idea to create an LED fixture made of heavy-duty anodized, extruded aluminium so it can handle whatever you can dish out, launching a division appropriately called Big Ass Light™.
Soon we automated personal comfort by adding SenseME® technology to our residential fans. In 2016, we launched a new division — Haiku Home — to transform the home through cutting edge technology, iconic design and effortless conservation.
And we’ve backed everything with serious research, intensive engineering, and an almost obsessive drive to innovate and improve. No matter what we’re doing, we go Big Ass every single day, and we’re not stopping.
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Jost Architects created more space and a feeling of openness in this heritage-listed St Kilda worker’s cottage that offered little room to move.
In today’s climate, following the principles of passive solar design in the context of our built environment is not an ideal – it’s an absolute imperative.
Shifted House by SSD Studio in Sydney’s Bondi Beach is a post-war, semi-detached house turned holiday home that exudes calm while respecting its original character and location.
Paddington Courtyard House by Aileen Sage Architects reinvents the Victorian terrace with a dominating internal courtyard.
Bijl Architecture filled the gap between dream and reality to create a home for this family to enjoy for many years to come.
Compact yet flexible spatial planning characterises this extension to a traditional, and largely untouched, workers cottage in Sydney by Mark Szczerbicki Design Studio.
See Through House, designed by Singapore Architecture Design Company Wallflower Architecture + Design, inadvertently showcases environmental conservation efforts in architecture by way of protected Tembusu trees found on site.
Australia’s leading provider of fans and lights unveiled a new residential division, Haiku Home, and a new range of products and price points that firmly entrench the company as a leader in creating beautiful, innovative products for the home.