The Modern Fan Company stands alone in bringing original design and innovation to the ceiling fan industry. Their ceiling fan designs celebrate the modern idiom through mechanical simplification, geometric forms and contemporary finishes. In 1986, Ron Rezek was approached with the idea of updating the 100-year-old ceiling fan. An accomplished industrial designer with successes in areas from lighting and furniture to rescue equipment, Rezek recognized that he could introduce contemporary design to the ceiling fan market. The Stratos ceiling fan was born and forged the path for a much-needed evolution in ceiling fan design. Nearly 20 years later, the Stratos and Rezek's growing number of Modern Fans are celebrated for their sophisticated and timeless originality.