July 16, 2008

Fanaway by Joe Villella is a retracting blade ceiling fan. When switched off the fan blades automatically retract and conceal, visually transforming the unit into a slim, modern light pendant. Turning on the fan creates a centrifugal force which deploys the blades to circulate air within a room.

Fanaway is currently being manufactured by Beacon Lighting and tested for standards approval. All 60 Beacon Lighting stores will be selling FANAWAY® by mid 2008.


The Metropoli works as either a ceiling fixture or wall sconce and suits a wide range of interiors small and large, residential and commercial. Use one Metropoli in the bathroom or closet, or use multiples in a hallway or restaurant. The Polished version, made from a polished aluminum body and glass diffuser, can withstand damp environments with indirect moisture, making it an apt choice for the bathroom or covered outdoor space.

Metropoli Ceiling/Wall Light