Hailing from Harbin in 1981, Naihan had moved to Beijing in the mid 80s and spent her childhood amidst the explosion of imported cultural concepts that defined the era. She left Beijing No.4 High School in 1999 to go study in the UK. After a few years studying design and architecture in London’s Bartlett School of Architecture, Naihan returned to Beijing in 2004 and found the city in its most rapid and volatile state of urban development and simultaneous decay. Living with the Crates in an industrial studio space on the edge of Beijing, she introduces furniture as a fashionable, social concept that accommodates the modern and mobile lifestyle we live. Her work poses the question, why not have furniture that represents the way you live? And, why not have fun with it? She does.
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