Homo Faber is a major cultural exhibition dedicated to European craftsmanship. Highlighting the skills, knowledge and creativity of Europe’s finest artisans and designers Created by the Michelangelo Foundation for Creativity and Craftsmanship, its first edition took place in Venice during September 2018. Duvelleroy was invited to present its know-how. For that special occasion, four unique hand-fans were created with master craftsmen. Expert fan-maker and deeply knowledgeable on the subject of the House, Frédérick Gay choose to honour the baroque aesthetic and Renaissance architecture by bringing together tradition and modernity : old and new materials mesh, such as antique bone for the frame, embroidered silk and tulle for the leaf.
Pleating is an emblematic know-how of the original house of Duvelleroy. In the XIXth century, Duvelleroy, together with the other Parisian fan-makers, enhanced the pleating mould. This allowed for the rise of embroidered fans, embellished with beads or sequins. This hand-fan showcases both of these techniques, pleating and embroidery. The cutouts lets the gold tulle shine through, the borders being hand-embroidered with sequins.
Embroidered silk and tulle. Antique bone.
Hand-fan height 13.7 inches. Width 13.7 inches.
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