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NaiHan Li

Turkey Tail Wall Piece #1

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Previously shown at Basel 2022.

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The 8000-year-old Chinese lacquer crafts, digital modeling, and carbon fiber compositing come together to create this decorative wall piece, inspired by the fascinating natural form of the “Turkey Tail” fungi. The structural strength and lightweight-ness of carbon fiber allow individual pieces to take shape, and when assembled, achieve the complexity its original form is best known for. A range of lacquer- making techniques gives the surface its detailed texture and vibrant color tone in this “100% All-Natural” series of new works, bringing the traditional Chinese motive of turning organic form into the household object to a contemporary setting.

Materials: Chinese Lacquer, Carbon Fiber

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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    Silk, Wool

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    300.0 x x 200.0 cm (118.1 x x 78.7 in)

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