A study on digital jewelry design through reinterpretation of symbolic element of Peony flower in Minwha with Linguistic analysis

민화 '모란' 의 언어학적 상징요소 재해석을 통한 디지털 주얼리 디자인 연구

  • Lee, Ji-Won (Dept. of Design Studies, Hongik University, IDAS) ;
  • Nah, Ken (Dept. of Design Studies, Hongik University, IDAS)
  • Received : 2016.06.05
  • Accepted : 2016.08.20
  • Published : 2016.08.28


This research is aimed to discuss for Korean cultural contents; symbol structure of Minwha painting which not only expresses openness, flexible expression and methods of communication of our ancestors but also possibly passes down as precious cultural heritage to modern society with new developed mediums. From this perspectives, as a method of research, modern jewelry design is created through digital process with linguistics analysis of its symbol structure that contains universal wishes of people. As a result, this research showed jewelry design and design process, titled "Blossom" and "Big Smile" grafting modern technology of 3D digital tool onto universal meaning symbolized by Peony flower, wealth and honor, and also grafted modern manufacturing methods of 3D printing and laser cut onto openness and flexible thinking in symbol structure in Minwha.


Minwha;Peony;Symbol structure;Jewelry;3D Digital


Grant : BK21플러스

Supported by : 홍익대학교


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