Naihan Li’s I AM A MONUMENT CCTV is featured in Designboom. Thanks Designboom for the beautiful article and the video of CCTV wardrobe, that shows the movement of this furniture piece. I AM A MONUMENT CCTV will participate in Design Miami/’s 10 year anniversary fair, presented by Gallery ALL from December 3rd to 7th. This will be the first time that I AM A MONUMENT CCTV shown to the public.
As a first-time participant to the fair, Gallery ALL presents an animated installation of the newest work from Li’s I AM A MONUMENT series entitled I AM A MONUMENT – CCTV, responding to the theme of the Curio program that emphasizes surprising installation and creative production, challenges and contextualizes familiar design narratives.
Indeed, as the article mentioned “the object speaks of modern china, and people’s need to possess icons and monuments which they can live with on a domestic scale.” Naihan intended to create a series that allows for a reimagining of how we look at the world in a playful way. I AM A MONUMENT series takes inspiration from the legend of the Han Dynasty emperor, who had the entire landscape of China reproduced in miniature bonsai trees in his garden, so he could gaze upon it from his bedroom window. 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.