World Architects Magazine is featuring Naihan Li’s I AM A MONUMENT – CCTV Wardrobe in Design Miami/’s 10 year anniversary fair, presented by Gallery ALL. The article named Design Miami/ Highlights, which talks about “one of Design Miami/’s most arresting design pieces – is Chinese artist Naihan Li’s wardrobe, a 1/100-scale wood model of OMA’s CCTV Tower. The piece is the first contribution to the fair by Gallery ALL, which describes it as follows: “The CCTV Tower, shaped like a loop of video in endless production, has been turned into a wardrobe, where the ritual of dressing and undressing can also be said to be an endless loop.”
Nahihan Li (b. 1981 Harbin, lives in Beijing) studied design and architecture at London’s Bartlett School of Architecture. Her first work as a designer was as a collaborator with artist Ai Weiwei, and in 2010, opened her own design studio. In 2011, under Ai Weiwei’s art direction, Li designed the “Un-Named” section of the Gwanjiu Design Biennale where she also exhibited. Li has been nominated for the 2012 Design of the Year Award by the Design Museum, London. She was a featured designer the China Design Market at Milan Design Week (2010, 2011) and Beijing Design Week (2011). She started working with Gallery ALL from 2013, launching her first exhibition in the US with her stainless steel and walnut CRATES Series in Gallery ALL Los Angeles. The exhibition is widely covered by the New York Times, Artinfo, Wallpaper, DesignBoom, etc.