June 6, 2017
Design Visual arts

The Chinese screen designed by Yuan Yuan, founder of Rooy design studio, uses the moon-shaped fans that symbolize union and happiness in ancient Chinese poetry and calligraphy. Dating back some 5,000 years this particular hand fans were originally made in silk and used as a decoration piece to the emperor’s honor guard. The design of Light Fan is precisely based on the traditional esthetics of moon-shaped fans. The spatial partitioning and the semi-transparency of the moon-shaped fans convey, in a faintly discernible way, the emphasis of Oriental cultures on implicit beauty.

Chinese screen with paper fans
Design: Rooy
Materials: Solid wood, fans
Dimensions: 1,620 x 300 x 1,640 cm
Year: 2017
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