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95/158/1 Fan with box, 'Fanlight', bathroom exhaust and light, plastic / metal / rubber / card, designed by Nielsen Design Associates, made by HPM Industries Pty Ltd, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia, 1992. Click to enlarge.

'Fanlight' bathroom exhaust fan and light

Designed
Designed by Nielsen Design Associates and made by HPM Industries Pty Ltd this product received an Australian Design Award and was one of the first products to receive the Powerhouse Museum Selection in 1992. At the time it represented an innovative approach to product design with its slimline profile and hidden intake grill. This fan is an example of the work of Nielsen Design Associates, one of Australia's oldest industrial design consulting firms. Established by Carl Nielsen in 1961, the …

Summary

Object No.

95/158/1

Object Statement

Fan with box, 'Fanlight', bathroom exhaust and light, plastic / metal / rubber / card, designed by Nielsen Design Associates, made by HPM Industries Pty Ltd, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia, 1992

Physical Description

Fan, bathroom exhaust and light, 'Fanlight', plastic/metal, d. Nielsen Design Associates, m. HPM Industries Pty Ltd, Australia, 1992.

Plastic bladed fan with electric motor inside a white louvred plastic motor housing mounted above an electric lamp fitting and round translucent plastic light diffuser

Marks

Transfer printed on motor housing: "HPM/ FANLITE/ CAT. 620/ 29 OCT 1992/ APPROVAL NO. N11948"

Dimensions

Height

350 mm

Production

Notes

This fan received an Australian Design Award and Powerhouse Museum Selection Award in 1992. It was designed by Nielsen Design Associates in Hunters Hill NSW. Keith Hensel, a designer for Nielsen from 1989-1992 was involved in the design. He later worked for Sunbeam and Breville. The fan was made by HPM Industries.

History

Notes

This fan was one of the first products to receive the Powerhouse Museum Selection as part of the Australian Design Awards program in 1992.

Nielsen Design Associates, established by Carl Nielsen in 1961, was one of the first industrial design consulting businesses in Sydney. In 1985 Carl's first employee David Wood, became a director of the group along with senior designers Sandy McNeil and Adam Laws. in 2005 David and Sandy were the group's directors. From a studio in Hunters Hill, Nielsen's ten designers develop products for a broad range of industries, from telecommunications to medical devices. About half their work is for clients outside Australia, mainly in Europe and Asia.

Source

Credit Line

Gift of HPM Industries Pty Ltd

Acquisition Date

14 June 1995

Cite this Object

Harvard

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Wikipedia

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