Naihan Li has created a fun series of furniture elements, proving the versatility of architecture. He recreated iconic pieces such as the New York Stock Exchange, the Pentagon or the UN Headquarter.

courtesy of Naihan Li

Courtesy of Naihan Li

I am a monument – CCTV” is a model of OMA’s CCTV Headquarters in Beijing, and is reinterpreted by Li as a wooden cabinet with multiple hidden storage areas. It was displayed at the Design Miami / 2014 Gallery All, a place where designers can present their own version of curiosities of the present.

Naihan Li has created a fun series of furniture elements, proving the versatility of architecture. He recreated iconic pieces such as the New York Stock Exchange, the Pentagon or the UN Headquarter.

courtesy of Naihan Li

Courtesy of Naihan Li

“I am a monument – CCTV” is a model of OMA’s CCTV Headquarters in Beijing, and is reinterpreted by Li as a wooden cabinet with multiple hidden storage areas. It was displayed at the Design Miami / 2014 Gallery All, a place where designers can present their own version of curiosities of the present.

The cabinet it is a manifesto piece that speaks of modern China, and of people’s need to possess as many things as possible. Additionally, the object is accompanied of an animated installation sees fog, being reminiscent of Beijing’s problem with haze, and also by Chinese Bonsai shrubs.

Architecture and designer are naturally linked, but good architecture and good design are born when they incorporate when the artists manage to create fun pieces that also incorporate a social agenda.

courtesy of Naihan Li

Courtesy of Naihan Li

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