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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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12 Crooms Hill, Greenwich,
London SE10 8ER


Adults: £5.00

Concessions: Info £3.00

Children (age 7-16): £3.00

National Trust Members:

50% discount on the adult price ticket

Free Entry for...

Children under 7, Art Fund Members and London Pass Members

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Museum Admission Pricing

Adults: £5.00
Children (age 7-16): £3.00
Concessions: £3.00
  • Students (with vaild student card)
  • Senior citizens
  • Registered disabled
  • English Heritage
  • Friends of The Horniman
  • Friends of The Victoria and Albert Museum
  • Staff/Volunteers of the National Maritime Museum
National Trust Members:

50% discount on the Adult price tickets

Free Entry for…

Children under 7, Art Fund Members and London Pass Members

Tuesday Special:

Free entry for senior citizens and disabled visitors (except for groups)

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.

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The Fan Museum will remain closed to the public until November 2021

Museum office is open Monday to Friday 1000-1600.

The Museum office is open Monday to Friday 10.00 – 16.00 hrs. For all enquiries, please email or call 0208 305 1441.