Designed by: Elaine Yan Ling Ng, The Fabrick Lab
Design Trust Affiliation: Design Trust Feature Grantee and DTFS 2019 Mentee
Having transformed and developed from a small hand held device to a mechanical invention, the fan continues to play an integral role in keeping people cool. sin3 sin3 is an alternative handheld fan, creating a new personal experience between wellness, luxury and craft, yet provokes how luxury can be a mindful experience with material rather than just paying for instant cool air.
sin3 sin3 is inspired by the word pankha originated from pankh, the wings of a bird which produce a draft when flapped. The fan material composition and texture reflects qualities of wings. It is hand tufted with smart yarn that reflects its surrounding condition, such as change of UV and temperature, a textile innovation inherited from Dancing Phoenix carpet from DTFS 2019, made in collaboration with Tai Ping Carpet.
"The spirit of handmade means the object cannot be replicated and carries with it the makers' unique 'handwriting'. " says Elaine. "This prototype explores how we can encourage familial love and value through craft and match it with a functional application."
Image Credit: Elaine Yan Ling Ng, The Fabrick Lab
Website: The Fabrick Lab