Naihan Li’s I AM A MONUMENT – CCTV is featured in Dezeen. OMA’s CCTV building reconstructed as a wooden cabinet by Chinese Architect-designer Naihan Li, and this installation will go on show at Design Miami presented by Gallery ALL next Month. We welcome everyone to visit our masterpiece from December 3rd to 7th.
“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,” said Li.
Naihan Li shrinks the landmark CCTV building, completed by OMA in 2012 as the headquarters for the Chinese Central Television company to 1:100 scale model and turns it into a function piece as a wardrobe and storage cabinet. The article mentioned that CCTV was built from Brazilian rosewood, the furniture piece echoes the landmark’s distorted loop shape and is carved with the same pattern of grooves used across the building’s facade. CCTV wardrobe is the latest piece in Naihan Li’s I AM A MONUMENT series, which includes a bookcase in the form of the United Nations building in New York and day bed shaped like The Pentagon – home of the United States Department of Defence.
This 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.