Retro-tech deskfan

Furniture & Lighting
Retro-tech deskfan

I love this retro/deco/steampunk-looking desk fan designer/artist Clive Batkin made from a redundant computer cooling and some copper, brass, and wood. He was inspired by the look of the heat sink fins and the overall design of the original fan. He’s got some other really nice pieces on his site, including The Optimus desk lamp this fan was designed to accompany.

Steampunk desk fan – a companion to The Optimus

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Gareth Branwyn is a freelance writer and the former Editorial Director of Maker Media. He is the author or editor of over a dozen books on technology, DIY, and geek culture. He is currently a contributor to Boing Boing, Wink Books, and Wink Fun. His free weekly-ish maker tips newsletter can be found at

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