April 13, 2013

French designer Piergil Fourquie's latest project the Maiko hand fan is inpired by the classic Japanese Uchiwa bamboo and paper fans.

The name Maiko refers to apprentice geisha who performs songs, dances, and playing the shamisen (three-stringed Japanese instrument) for visitors during feasts. The shape of the Maiko hand fan is round which is taken from the traditional bamboo and paper fans called "Uchiwa".

Once Fourquie has the right shape of the object he works then in 3D with specialized software (Rhino, Hypershot…) to highlight color and texture. The design is then fabricated on a 3D printing using material polyamide. A wooden handle is attached to hold it up and can be painted in different color to create a modern and fashionable look.

(Images: Piergil Fourquie)

 

 

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