The idea for this design came to Li in 2010 while unpacking shipping crates in her Beijing studio following an exhibition in Milan for Salone Internazionale del Mobile. Appreciating that for many of us “home” is wherever we are at a given moment, she’s created sofas, wardrobes, kitchens, and even a football table that unfold from finely handcrafted walnut containers, complete with micro-finished stainless steel hardware and robust castors.
The Crates Chair is also available from L’ArcoBaleno.
The Crates Writing Desk
By: Naihan Li
Producer: Naihan Li
Gallery: Gallery All
Edition: Number 2 of 8 + 2 APs
Material: Mirror-finished Stainless Steel, Black Walnut
Design Date: 2013
Production Date: 2014
Dimensions: 200 x 82 x 120 cm
Special Notes: Closed Crate Dimensions: 100L x 50W x 96H cm.