The Google Nest Ceiling Fan is a smart hub for connecting your devices
Industrial designer Joseph Morlote designed the ceiling fan as a way of tying up all of Google’s smart home devices inside your home.
The Nest Ceiling Fan is a compact and stylish two-fin fan with omni-directional speaker, smart light bulb, security camera, sensors for the thermostat, and a smoke detector and alarm that replaces each of the mentioned devices with a single contact point to create an interesting smart home setup.
The product layers these features, starting with a thin, disk-styled light that can change colour temperature from warm to cool using the voice assistant or the Google Home App.
Above the light, four wide-angle cameras are spread around the device to capture high-quality security footage when needed.
Located above the blades and tucked away under a thin acoustic mesh is a fully-equipped speaker unit with a set of microphones that are used for the Google Assistant.
Because of their position at the top of the device, they produce a balanced, 360° audio experience for listening to media, bouncing the sound waves off of the ceiling and around the room.
Following in Google’s footsteps
Whilst the project might only be a concept right now, it’s believable as one of Google’s future foray’s.
Not only does it sport the Google branding but it looks and feels like contemporary tech products that exist in the market today.
The inspiration for this project is rooted mainly in minimal details, modern lanterns, soft yet sleek forms, and systems designed with usability in mind.
A special influence was taken from the iconic profiles of the Xbox Series X & S.
Products like these that have minimal form factors and a high level of attention to detail, stand out against other products and last the test of time when it comes to style and trends.
“The product’s build follows Google’s mission of sustainability, incorporating recycled, injection-moulded plastic for the exterior shell and blades,” explains Morlote.
“The plastic is slightly cloudy with a microtexture that gives the product a soft, inviting feel. On the inside, the architecture is structured with 100% recycled aluminium to house internals and a basic system framework.”