One of my favorite designers is arguably not an artist in most contexts of the word. His name is Cliffe Tan, and he practices Feng shui, and promotes his work mainly through TikTok where people will request that he rearrange a room in the most energy efficient way. Typically, submissions are of oddly shaped spaces that no one really knows what to do with, such as the room in the example below.
Another way Cliffe uses his talents is by arranging very small rooms, usually submitted by college students or someone living in studio apartment. Below is an. example of a three person college dorm room.
And now very small apartments:
Feng shui is an ancient Chinese art and science that deals with the arrangement and placement of objects and spaces to achieve balance and harmony in the environment. The term “Feng shui” literally means “wind and water” in Chinese, and it is based on the principle that the natural environment is filled with invisible energies that affect the balance and flow of life. According to Feng shui, every object and space has a certain energy, or “chi,” which can be harnessed and directed to promote health, prosperity, and happiness. Feng shui practitioners use a variety of techniques to balance the energy flow in a space, such as rearranging furniture, using colors and textures, and incorporating natural elements like plants and water. Since Cliffe typically deals with random submissions, he mostly focuses on how the furniture itself can be arranged in order to ensure proper energy flow.
While there is some debate about the scientific validity of Feng shui, many people believe that it can have a positive impact on their lives and well-being. Overall, Feng shui is a complex and nuanced practice that seeks to create a sense of balance and harmony in one’s environment, with the ultimate goal of promoting positive energy flow and improving one’s quality of life.