Lizzano’s Traditional Gyro Fan

If you haven’t stopped by Lizzano’s recently, you’re in for a treat. In our dining room, we recently installed a unique combination of classical design and high-tech indoor environmental technology. If you haven’t seen it yet, you really must stop by.

So many of our customers have inquired about our beautiful new dining room fan that we decided to put together answers to some of the most frequently asked questions.

Where in the world did you find it?

The fan is manufactured by minkaAire of Corona, California, an innovator in decorative lighting and ceiling fans. They’re known for progressive engineering, innovative design and superior performance. minkaAire has unique manufacturing expertise in solid brass, wrought iron, cast aluminum, wood and resin. They create unusual ceiling fans that combine form, function and design.

How did you discover it?

We searched far and wide for a fan that would comfortably move air throughout the dining room without the problems normally associated with restaurant ceiling fans.

Most ceiling fans blow a constant stream of air directly downward. In a restaurant, a constant downward breeze can cool food too quickly. We wanted a solution that would cover the entire dining room but provide an intermittent breeze every few seconds. We also wanted a single installation rather than multiple fans throughout the room. Further, we needed one that matched the classic Italian décor of our dining room. Finally, it had to be quiet and not detract from our dining room music.

After an extensive search, we discovered the minkaAire Traditional Gyro in Belcaro Walnut. The exterior is constructed of bronze. Two 42″ triple-bladed twin turbo fans rotate around the base at a constant 3 RPM, delivering a delightful intermittent breeze to every point in the dining room every 20 seconds.

The fans can be adjusted independently. In summer, they’re positioned downward with one fan angled-in to cover nearby tables and the other angled-out to cover tables at a wider radius. Even at the highest speed (1,500 RPM), the fans are virtually silent.

In winter, the fans are adjusted upward at medium speed to gently circulate warm ceiling air downward to maintain a constant temperature throughout the room.

The unit is amazingly efficient. It moves over 5,000 cubic feet of air per minute, yet consumes only 102 watts of electricity. It’s operated by a radio frequency Wall Control (included) that controls fan speed, light dimming and the direction of rotation.

Classic 1920's Gyrofan   Click to see some classic Gyrofans

As if that weren’t enough, the styling is stunning. It’s modeled after gyrofans designed from 1900-1930 — the types that could be found on the legendary Venice Simplon-Orient-Express luxury train in Europe, in Grand Central Station in New York City and on the Queen Mary ocean liner. The Traditional has a classical styling that matches our dining room decor splendidly.

mimkaAire makes six different versions/styles of the Gyro design, including versions that are Wet/Damp approved for locations like outdoor porches.

Where did you purchase it?

There are several minkaAire dealers in the Dallas/Fort Worth area. We purchased ours from Passion Lighting in Grapevine. (See the minkaAire website for a list of dealers in your area.)

I gotta see it!

90% of our customers comment on the fan the first time they see it! You really must come and see it for yourself.


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