Must see: Furniture designer recreates Koolhaas' CCTV Headquarters in wood for storage cabinet line

The piece, a 1:100 scale model of the building, functions as a wardrobe and storage cabinet.

November 21, 2014 |

For her latest addition to the I Am a Monument furniture series, designer and architect Naihan Li recreated, in meticulous detail, the OMA-designed Chinese Central Television Tower Headquarters located in Beijing. The piece, a 1:100 scale model of the building, functions as a wardrobe and storage cabinet, reports Dezeen

The cabinet mimics CCTV's distorted loop shape and features similar groove patterns 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.

Gallery All will show the piece at Design Miami next month. As part of the installation, an animation will show the cabinet rotating, opening, and closing, as well as surrounded by animated fog, imitating Beijing's characteristic smog. 

All images courtesy Naihan Li.

 

 

 

 

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