STEEL CRATES BY NAIHAN LI

Naihan Li
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Creative furniture that can be easily transported and easily unpacked!

When closed, the stainless steel boxes by Chinese designer Naihan Li look much like the crates a magician might use, which is convenient since the boxes themselves are rather magical. Simply unfold the unobtrusive silver crates, and you suddenly find yourself with everything needed to furnish your living room (and also everything you need to have an excellent Saturday night). Hidden within the compact containers, users will find a tea table, sofa bed, armchair, bookshelf, writing desk, full bar and foosball table. We told you it was magic.

The concept was born in 2010 with the original crates. Naihan Li was inspired while unpacking shipping crates of artwork and decided to create easy-to-ship and instantly functional furniture. The Stainless Steel Crates are effectively the more refined version of their older sibling. The collection is on display at Gallery ALL in Los Angeles as part of the inaugural exhibition that runs through this weekend.

STEEL CRATES BY NAIHAN LI