The Duplo-Dinamico and its smaller, single brother, the Bianca ($451), not only make for vertically aspirated conversations, but also move a sizable amount of air. Constructed entirely of cast aluminum and heavy gauge spun/stamped steel with marbelized Bakelite motor mount & fan head knob detailing, the fans are also Underwriters Laboratories listed and available in polished chrome, brushed nickel, polished copper, bronzette powdercoat, or black nickel.
The Duplo-Dinamico retails for between $1000-$1400, while the Bianca ranges from $450-$600. Available atwww.lumens.com
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