Circa 1910 AEG Sidewinder Desk Fan Original Condition


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In 1883 Emil Rathenau Founded Deutsche Edison Gesellschaft Fur Angewandte Elekrizitat In Berlin, Which Became Allgemeine Elekrizitats-Gesellschaft In 1887. Initially Producing Electrical Equipment (Such As Light Bulbs, Motors And Generators), The Company Soon Became Involved In AC Electric Transmission Systems.

In 1907, AEG (Allgemeine Elektrizitats-Gesellschaft) Retained Behrens As Artistic Consultant. He Designed The Entire Corporate Identity (Logotype, Product Design, Publicity, Ect.) And For That He Is Considered The First Industrial Designer In History. Peter Behrens Was Never An Employee For AEG, But Worked In The Capacity Of Artistic Consultant. In 1910, Behrens Designed The AEG Turbine Factory, In The Moabit District Of Berlin. From 1907 to 1912, He Had Students And Assistants, And Among Them Were Ludwig Mies Van Der Rohe, Le Corbusier, Adolf Meyer, Jean Kramer And Walter Gropius (Later To Become The First Director Of The Bauhaus. 

To Our Knowledge, No Solid Documentation Has Been Found That Behrens Was The Sole Designer Of This Fan. The History We Found Above Does Tie Him To Have Overseen Or Artistically Consulted Over Designs At The Time This Fan Was Produced. This Fan Is A Very Desirable Model Among Fan Collectors And Would Imagine So In The Industrial Design Collector Market As Well. This Is A Wonderful Example Of Industrial Design From The Early 1900's. This Example Features A Wonderful All Original Finish And Patina On The Brass. Due To Its Country Of Manufacture, This Fan Operates On 20 Volts. We Have Run This Fan And It Operates Perfectly And A Joy To See. When Reading About Its Rich Design Heritage And Production, It's Almost Hard To Believe A Piece Like This Would Still Be In Operation Today As It Was When Leaving AEG In The Teens.

SKU: CA-145
Global Trade Item Number: CA-
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