Naihan Li’s I AM A MONUMENT – CCTV is highlighted in Elle Decoration of “Design Miami: The Highlights”. Naihan Li’s CCTV Wardrobe participated in Design Miami/’s 10 year anniversary fair, presenting by Gallery ALL for the Design Curio/ program. The exhibition ran from December 3rd to December 7th at Miami Beach. We are glad that CCTV Wardrobe pop-out from Design Miami exhibition.
The I AM A MONUMENT Series centers on the designer’s ongoing exploration of architecture-turned furniture over the past 2 years. Other works in the collection include an Edinburgh palm house, a New York Stock Exchange-turned shrine, a Pentagon-turned daybed, and a United Nations headquarter building-turned bookcase. Together, I AM A MONUMENT allows for a reimagining of how we look at the world in a playful way.
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.