You might not need a fan right now, but when summer kicks in, you’ll be desperate for something stylish to keep you cool – and for me, that’s the Otto wooden fan by Carlo Borer.
Using an old-style industrial fan, the air circulation can easily be varied according to your needs (everything from a breeze to a gale they say). And as it’s wood (as opposed to plastic or metal), this is going to fit in neatly with your vintage sideboard. The frame is actually solid European wood, steam-formed and oiled twice for good looks and long life.
It’s sized at 36.5cm x 35.5cm x 19cm and retails for £295.