ryohei yoshiyuki: simple wooden hand fan
ryohei yoshiyuki: simple wooden hand fan
nov 17, 2010

ryohei yoshiyuki: simple wooden hand fan

simple wood fan



this summer was one of the longest and hottest seasons in japan since many years and to keep cool designer ryohei yoshiyuki developed a ‘simple wood’ hand fan for a local furniture company ‘simple wood product’. the material ryohei yoshiyuki used for his hand fan is a left over material of the working process. the shape of the blade reminds us of those of old electric fans, but his blade is made of one layer of white ash wood, naturally bended without the use of any mold. this form keeps the wood very flexible and is therefore appropriate for a hand fan. the designer intends to promote hand-powered tools instead of the use of electricity.



ryohei yoshiyuki: simple wooden hand fan simple wood fan



ryohei yoshiyuki: simple wooden hand fan profile indicating its thinness



ryohei yoshiyuki: simple wooden hand fan



ryohei yoshiyuki: simple wooden hand fan


the designer participated in a creators cooperative initiative ‘coop- the new market‘ during tokyo designers week 2010.

  • clever

    marvin says:
  • He should get a designer of the year award! This is brilliant!

    -J says:
  • I think that hand-fanning oneself is a very old idea. You can do it with junk mail too. I prefer a dip in a cool lake.

    jh says:
  • Can we get a video?

    b32 says:

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