Gallery ALL is pleased to announce the opening of its new 2,400 square foot gallery with a two-person inaugural exhibition of new work by the celebrated Chinese designers Naihan Li and Zhoujie Zhang from May 3 to August 3, 2014. This inaugural exhibition marks the first-ever stateside show for both designers and is reflective of Gallery All’s overall mission: to introduce exceptional works of contemporary furniture and showcase the most cutting-edge, experimental design from around the world.
For Gallery ALL’s inaugural exhibition, Naihan Li and Zhoujie Zhang present new bodies of work, expanding on their most notable designs.
Naihan Li, known for her practicality and multi-purpose work, will present a series of furniture that replicates finely finished shipping containers made of stainless steel, which open to reveal instantly functional household and office environments. Known at The CRATES series, Li has expanded on the collection for Gallery ALL to include a writing desk, tea table, and sofa bed. Inspired by Beijing’s ever-shifting urban landscape as well as the transient lifestyle shared by most Chinese today, Li’s versatile designs are mobile enough to easily roll in to any studio, loft, or gallery space.
Zhoujie Zhang, though trained in classical arts, is widely recognized for his futuristic designs, perhaps even calling galactic travel to mind. Zhang’s practice emphasizes the role of the computer and utilizes parametric mathematics to digitally generate permutations of his design, all created in his in-house studio, the “Digital Lab.” For Gallery ALL, Zhang created his iconic stainless steel furniture series Triangulation Series in brass for the first time. The collection, is comprised of four multi-faceted chair models and one table design, aptly titled Digital Tornado, each produced in a limited edition of 12 pieces.
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