Naihan Li’s I AM A MONUMENT CCTV wardrobe featured in Building Design Construction. CCTV wardrobe is the latest piece in Nathan’s I AM A MONUMENT series, which includes Other works in the collection, an Edinburgh palm house, a New York Stock Exchange-turned shrine, a Pentagon-turned daybed, and a United Nations headquarter building-turned bookcase. I AM A MONUMENT CCTV will participate in Design Miami/ for the Design Curio/ program, displayed by Gallery ALL this December.
CCTV stands for Chiusna Central Television, or the tower of the station in Beijing that is designed by OMA. I AM A MONUMENT – CCTV shrinks the landmark building to 1/100 scale and turns it into collectible furniture. The article mentioned that “Not only does the wardrobe mimic the tower’s distorted loop shape, but also, similar groove patterns are carved into its Brazilian rosewood. Storage compartments are revealed when the sections of the structure are opened, with a long cupboard in one of the “towers” and drawers with dividers in the base.”
“I Am A Monument takes landmarks and shrinks them down to something on a more personal scale, allowing for a reimagining of how we look at the world,” Li told Dezeen.