Looking very suspiciously like the recently launched Dyson Fan this 2009 award winning Wind Circle concept uses the principles of fluidics and uses a centrifugal wind driver that blows air from a circular band, so that the air in a room can be circulated more widely.
You can view more details of this award winning device at the Reddot Design Awards website. I wonder who designed it first? Chen Zizi the designer of the Wind Circle or Sir James Dyson the designer of the Dyson Bladeless Fan. Personally I prefer the look of Chen Zizi Wind Circle. What are your thoughts?
Via Design Launches
Update 15th January 2010.
We just got an email from the guys over at Dyson, and it looks like the Dyson Air Multiplier fan was designed first in 2008, here is what they had to say about it.
Our bladeless Dyson Air Multiplier™ fan was the subject of a patent application filed back in 2007. The Red Dot nominated concept echoes the appearance of our fan but it is unclear how and even if it works. We’re all for original student design, but the Dyson Air Multiplier™ fan was developed and finalised well before this concept.
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