Rethinking the Fan – The Worshipful Company of Fan Makers

Photograph: Josephine Bourdariat

The Worshipful Company of Fan Makers is a Livery Company based in the city of London, incorporated by a Royal Charter in 1709.

While rooted in history, today the Company is keen to create a wider awareness of the fan. To open new markets and discover new fan practitioners, they are supporting emerging designers and makers to develop new forms of fan making.

As part of this work, the Company has started a new partnership with UAL’s Material and Spatial Practices Programme, in particular the BA Product and Furniture Design course at Chelsea College of Arts.

Read all about this project here