Naihan Li Portrait
|Born||January 5, 1981
|Other names||Jing Jing, 李婧|
|Alma mater||Bartlett School of Architecture|
|Known for||The Crates Series furniture|
Naihan Li is a Chinese designer architect. She currently lives and works in Beijing in the Caochangdi Art District.
Life and Work
After graduating from Bartlett School of Architecture (UCL) Naihan returned to Beijing where she first collaborated with Ai Weiwei as coordinator for the Jinhua Architectural Park development. She later worked as independent architect and designer for architectural and graphic design projects of different scales. Her finished constructions include Keruo Space, a space for practices in Caochangdi, and the Royal Kitchen restaurant and shop inside the Forbidden City.
After the establishment of BAO Atelier Hong Kong Ltd ), as a director of the company, she led graphic and catalogue design projects such as "Aftershock- Contemporary British Art" for the British Council; "ALLLOOKSAME-China, Japan and Korea art", and "China Business Guide" for Santander Bank. Additionally, she worked on the exhibition design of Seduction-Borderline Moving Image and NIKE Golden 08 Beijing Olympic Creative research project.
Other positions include: project coordinator and designer of the UBS Art Collection Show in Shanghai Art Museum "Memories for Tomorrow", Beijing National Art Museum of China's "Moving Horizons" and the Guangdong Art Museum show, "Fact and Fiction."; participation in the Goethe Institution's 20th Anniversary project in Beijing, "Goethe Night" as an artist, where her installation "Brandenburg Gate" was collected by the institution; and featured designer and exhibition designer at China Design Market exhibition during Milan Design Week in 2010 and 2011.
In 2009, Naihan was a featured artist and exhibition designer for the E-Art Festival, New Media Archaeology Exhibition in Shanghai and exhibition Emporium in Milan, Italy.
In 2011, she participated as exhibition designer to the Gwangju Design Biennale Un-Named section, curated by Ai Weiwei, and developed a new series of furniture called FOLD for the exhibition display. Also in 2011, she participated in Beijing Design Week as a featured designer where she showcased her collection of mobile pop-up furniture CRATES,  and was nominated for the W Hotel Designer of the Future Award, Design Miami 2012.
- Graduation Show from Bartlett School of Architecture
- (Official Website of the BAO
- Shanghart Gallery Show ALLLOOKSAME
- 20th Anniversary Goethe Night Announcement
- Highlights about China Design Market at Milan Design Week
- Design Museum
- Design of the year 2012 (Nominee The Crates)
- Official Gwangju Biennale Website
- Beijing Design week
- "Beijing Design Week 2011: CRATES by Naihan Li". core77. 6 October 2011. Retrieved 25 February 2011.
- "The Crates by Naihan Li". de zeen magazine. 12 October 2011. Retrieved 25 February 2011.
- W hotel, designer of the future, Design Miami 2012 (Nominee The Crates)