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NaiHan Li

Corpse Flower Bowl

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Previously shown at Basel 2022.

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Combining the techniques of the 8000-year-old Chinese lacquer craft tradition, with computer modeling and 3D printing, natural form and method of making come together in a bold tone. Inlayed with 24k gold leaf, the exaggerated forms of the corpse flower and its vibrant color make this bowl a centerpiece of attention. Naihan reinvented the idea of lacquer tableware in this “100% All-Natural” series of new works, bringing the traditional Chinese motive of turning organic forms into household objects to a contemporary setting.

Materials: Carbon Fiber, Chinese Lacquer, Mother of Pearl.

NaiHan Li


Jingjing Naihan Li is an architect-turned-furniture-designer whose works reflect what she calls “the moody impracticality of globe-trotting.” Li studied design and architecture at London’s Bartlett School of Architecture, and early on in her career collaborated on a design project with the renowned Chinese artist Ai Weiwei. Her best-known series, titled “The CRATES,” was inspired by the shipping crates used for transporting artwork and her own experience living in “Beijing’s shifting urban playground where industrial and artist spaces are quickly discovered and soon destroyed,” as she says. The works in “The CRATES” are modular items of everyday furniture—such as bookshelves, beds, and armchairs—that fold up into compact crates for easy transportation. The series was nominated for the 2012 Design of the Year Award by the Design Museum in London. Li has also produced design projects in collaboration with Swarovski and the Gwangju Biennial, among others.

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    Gold, Red

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    80.1 x 44.0 x 95.2 cm (31.5 x 17.3 x 37.5 in)

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  • Ships from/

    Shanghai, China

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