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A desk fan concept inspired by Chinese traditional landscape paintings and symbolism.
Vermilion (朱 - Zhu) is a vibrant red that symbolizes luck and vitality in our culture.
Peaks (峰 - Feng) are the summits of majestic mountains.
Pick an object from the RISD Nature Lab, RISD Museum, and choose one architectural-scale object to use as inspiration for 3 variations of a redesigned household item without consideration of mechanics.
Here, I'm presenting the desk fan redesign inspired by a piece of art from the RISD Museum.
The piece I chose from the RISD Museum collection; a late Ming Dynasty landscape.
My childhood memories are filled with moments like these. I once even added some airplanes and characters to one of my dad's Qing dynasty scrolls.
Sketches & Making
A mini study of a Chinese landscape painting and form sketches.
The wood board was divided into sections of decreasing sizes and I hand sketched the mountain outline in each section.
Cutting and glueing process.
Spray painting process.
Displayed in my dad's study room.
This was an assignment from my Sophomore year fall semester Industrial Design Design Principles 2 class taught by Prof. Nicolas Der.
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