International Journal of Innovation and Applied Studies
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Innovating contemporary upholstery printed designs with the use of Feng Shui's art rules

Volume 12, Issue 3, August 2015, Pages 715–730

 Innovating contemporary upholstery printed designs with the use of Feng Shui's art rules

Rania Elsayed Elaraby Mohamed Elmasry1

1 Textile printing, Dyeing and Finishing, Faculty of Applied Arts- Helwan University, Egypt

Original language: English

Copyright © 2015 ISSR Journals. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.


Ancient Chinese thought that home physically reflects what individuals are experiencing in life, because that everything chosen to surround us will affect us emotionally. According to this argument ancient Chinese put the rules of the Feng Shui, which knows as an art and science of balancing the energy of a space through the arrangement of items. The goal is to maximize the flow of the Chi, or the energy around us. The history of Feng Shui in Chinese cultural heritage and its philosophical values and psychological effects reached through many of the studies carried out by Feng Shui teachers over hundreds of years, so the research find the necessity need of studying the Feng Shui and knowing its elements importance (symbols and colors) and its aesthetic values and psychological effects on the user and take advantage of them in the development of designs for printed upholstery fabrics and which is suitable to furnish the bedrooms , living rooms and dining rooms.

Author Keywords: Feng Shui, innovation, elements, Chi, Upholstery fabrics.

How to Cite this Article

Rania Elsayed Elaraby Mohamed Elmasry, “Innovating contemporary upholstery printed designs with the use of Feng Shui's art rules,” International Journal of Innovation and Applied Studies, vol. 12, no. 3, pp. 715–730, August 2015.