An icon of modern design and one of the company's best known products, the Braun HL1 personal table fan was designed by Reinhold Weiss in 1959 under the direction of Dieter Rams. Brought to market in 1961, the HL1 broke the tradition of the conventional circular fan by adapting the fan blades to fit into a cylindrical body. The fan's small size made it easy to fit on a user's desk. The fan has a gray painted base, plastic rotor, chrome stem, and plastic housing, along with a two speed switch, a wall-mount hole in the base, and the ability to swivel to direct the air flow. A great example of high-quality German design, engineering, and workmanship that can be found in the permanent design collection of the MoMA and Cooper Hewitt Design Museum.
In excellent vintage condition with wear consistent with age and use. Has a few spots on the plastic motor housing and slight misshaping of air flow director. In original box with original manual and hang tag. Marked on on bottom with a metal label with specifications.
6" x 4" x 5"