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Air al la Mode: Sylvain Le Guen, Contemporary Fan Designer

2nd August - 13th November 2011

Air a la Mode exhibition

An exhibition at The Fan Museum which will showcase the work of an exceptional artist / craftsman…

Born in 1977, Sylvain Le Guen has always been intrigued by the beauty and complexity of fans which, over time, have become an expression of his immense artistic talent. His passion for the subject has led him to create highly original fans of every kind, some of which will be seen at The Fan Museum for the first time.

Sylvain ‘knows’ fans intimately and he understands the intricacies involved in the making of these exceptional objects. Using a variety of techniques and materials, he creates contemporary designs for the montures (i.e. the sticks and guards) while his delicacy of touch also encompasses the making of the leaf of the fan, producing the most unusual, imaginative, but always fine, fans.

Sylvain Le Guen’s work is unique and should be regarded as Decorative Art at its very best. Often inspired by the Japanese art of Origami, the originality and elegance of Sylvain’s fans is French: Haute Couture at its most outstanding. But his work also reflects a charming personality seldom encountered in the world of Fashion.

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Museum Admission Pricing

Adults: £5.00
Children (age 7-16): £3.00
Family ticket (up to 2 Adults and up to 3 Children, also 1 Adult and 4 Children): £10.00
Concessions: £3.00
  • Students (with vaild student card)
  • Senior citizens
  • English Heritage
  • Friends of The Horniman
  • Friends of The Victoria and Albert Museum
  • Staff/Volunteers of the National Maritime Museum
Free Entry for…

Children under 7, Disabled visitors and carers, Art Fund Members and London Pass Members

Wednesday Special:

Free entry for senior citizens.

Please note that the discounts listed above cannot be applied when visitors are part of a large group visit or guided tour group.  Please click here for further details.

Group Bookings

The Museum is now open Tuesday – Saturday, 11h00 – 17h00, last entry at 16h30

The Orangery is not a tea room, and is only available for private hire.

For any enquiries please contact us on 0208 305 1441 or by email .