The lack of blades is Dyson’s groundbreaking innovation. The Air Multiplier uses loop amplifiers to increase airflow, similar to the science behind turbochargers and jet engines. It’s engineered to draw in a small amount of air at the base and accelerate the air flow as it circulates around the aerodynamic collar (it can amplify airflow 15- to 18-fold, depending on the model). As a result, the Air Multiplier produces a smooth stream of air, like a gentle breeze, rather than roughly chopping up the air like traditional bladed fans do. A dimmer switch provides precise airflow control, and the pivoting base makes it easy to control the direction of the air. Plus, with no blades or a grille, Dyson’s fans are safe for people and pets and very easy to clean.
The blending of science and design in the Air Multiplier is seamless. It’s what we’ve come to expect from James Dyson, the maverick designer and engineer who devised “cyclone technology” to create vacuums that don’t need messy bags and won’t lose suction. Dyson’s vacuums took the appliance industry by storm, and his bladeless fans are set to do the same, one cool breeze at a time.