Upside Down | Ceiling fan | Raffaele Iannello Creative Studio

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A reproduction in 1:6 scale of the legendary Hughes/MD 500, which in the collective imagination represents the helicopter par excellence, made its debut at the 2012 Milan Design Week. Even if it has been out of production for years, this helicopter model brings back to mind all the movies where it appeared since its creation in the 70’s. It was one of the few models which could free itself in flight and perform one thousand acrobatic feats, including flying upside down. In a fantasy world where things can be the opposite of what is real, Raffaele Iannello’s Upside Down instead of landing on the ground, lands on the ceiling and deploys its propellers becoming an exclusive fan with four blades. Available in shiny black with a silver base, it is produced in fiberglass with carbon fiber blades and an aluminum internal structure. It has a standard three speed motor, which can be activated by the included remote. The diameter of the blades is 140 cm, and the base is 70 cm.