The Chinese umbrella in folklore Symbolic meaning in the event
Elegant structural shape
The structure of the oil paper umbrella itself has a unique sense of formal beauty, with the perfect connection between the umbrella bone and the frame, the interplay of colored lines and bones, the combination of the “softness” of the umbrella surface and the “hardness” of the umbrella bone, and the contrast between light and heavy materials, presenting a natural momentum. Whenever the umbrella is opened and closed, the dynamic process between opening and closing is like opening a kaleidoscopic journey. It can be used directly or indirectly in modern interior design according to the design requirements. On the one hand, the shape can be directly applied to interior design, mainly divided into functional and decorative furnishings. For example, it can be used to connect the top of the wall with the top of the oil paper umbrella vertically, set the vertical height and horizontal height according to the nature of the interior space, and make a functional lighting fixture, while matching the corresponding scene atmosphere with it.
On the other hand, its shape can be directly used as interior interface design, mainly in the interior façade and top surface. For example, the signboard of “Market on the Lake” in front of the West Lake in Hangzhou is decorated with oil paper umbrellas with different patterns on the surface of the umbrellas, and most tourists will stop to admire and take photos. The top of Hangzhou East Station is also decorated with oil paper umbrellas hanging in a staggered manner. Take its shape and apply it to modern interior space should pay attention not to rely only on the shape of the oil paper umbrella itself, rigidly applied to the interior space, need to combine the nature of space and space atmosphere, otherwise the overall effect will only be counterproductive.
Unique form of bamboo and wood construction
The structure of the oil paper umbrella itself has a unique sense of formal beauty, with the perfect connection of the umbrella bone and frame, the interplay of colored lines and bones; the combination of the “softness” of the umbrella surface and the “hardness” of the umbrella bone, and the contrast of light and heavy materials. You can choose the style, refine it and extend the new design elements. On the one hand, we need to pay attention to the combination with modern interior design, retain the true form of the oil paper umbrella, through amplification, repetition, abstraction, simplification, improvement of its form, evolution and innovation of new design elements and inspiration, and finally combined with the modern design techniques and material characteristics. For example, take the wooden structure of the oil paper umbrella, first deform the umbrella bone into a piece to continue to the bottom of the umbrella handle, simplify the line connection between the umbrella bone, then enlarge the overall shape, and finally combine the modern acrylic material to use in the interior space. On the other hand, we should avoid the accumulation of elements and symbols, and make trade-offs in the design process, so as to streamline and highlight the key points and deepen the theme.
Poetic sentiments and moods
Oil paper umbrellas have poetic sentiment and mood, and can be applied to modern interior space with their meaning to create a moody, earthy and memorable interior space. The creation of the atmosphere requires the harmony and unity of the whole and the parts of the design, each doing its part to support the overall atmosphere together. Indoor space planning on the basis of meeting the functional partition and traffic flow, pay attention to the combination of virtual and real, the transition and articulation of space plot. First, suspense can be designed at the entrance of the space to psychologically induce the experiencer, thus promoting the unfolding of the plot. For example, a partition made of oil paper umbrellas is set up at the entrance or reflected in the water through the hanging design, while leaving the experiencer with a blank perception of the interior space. This negation of the beginning of the space is in fact an affirmation of the overall space, and also leaves rich space for reverie and evokes deep memory time for the experiencer. After entering the entrance of the space set up elements of hints and guidance, for example, combined with lighting, shaping the scene of oil paper umbrella with other furnishings, but also can guide the development of the storyline. After going deeper into the space again, a transition space connecting and its twists and turns has to be established. Oil paper umbrellas can be used as the top and elevation to connect the space and events, while outlining the spatial sequence. Then the space needs to set up an unexpected climax, that is, to create a subjective scene at the right place in the spatial sequence of clues, which can be combined with the nature of the space to highlight the oil paper umbrella element on a large scale, bringing unexpected surprise and joy. Finally, when the plot of the space comes to an end, a white wall can be used with an open umbrella to create an ethereal and tranquil space, giving room for imagination and relaxation, without blocking the space. Through the design of space scenes and episodes to drive people’s emotions and evoke memories in their hearts.