Travel to the grandeur of the past with this object
KHJ Studio by Kim HyunJoo crafts Forest Breeze – a reinterpretation of a fan that visually and functionally captivates those unique moments of forest life.
Skillfully striving for contemporary harmony, KHJ Studio by Kim HyunJoo beautifully crafts ‘Forest Breeze’ – a reinterpretation of a fan that visually and functionally captivates those unique moments of forest life.
An artist and a designer focused on innovative one-of-a-kind sculptures, installations and craft-related lifestyle items – HyunJoo’s design philosophy harmoniously blends high quality natural materials with a craft-driven approach.
“Fans have been with us and widely used since ancient times – they were valued highly and presented as royal gifts.
Forest Breeze is described in Korean language as ‘hanji buchae’ – hanji is the Korean for traditional handmade paper and buchae is hand-fan” says Kim HyunJoo.
This minimalistic hand fan’s bamboo components are grown and trimmed by a Korean artisan and the paper is then delicately worked on by HyunJoo and brilliantly hand-finished with a wooden handle.
The layers of the paper seamlessly sealed onto a strong bamboo framework are made to last – becoming an extension of the hand and generating a cool breeze with the very slightest of efforts.
Its design, based on the tree, provides a forest-like experience, especially for those who collect fans of different sizes and proportions.
Featuring three models, the modern geometric, organic curved and circular style – it comes in a mèlange of refreshingly soothing pastel hues from white to pink, green and yellow that can be experienced in trees of all four seasons.
When not in use, this eclectic product can be further utilized in one’s home as a free-standing stunning work of art – a miniature man made tree that stands without a holder.