THE CRATES

Naihan first developed this creative and efficient furniture series in 2010. Inspiration for the series came to Naihan while unpacking shipping crates full of artwork for a Salone Internazionale Internazionale del Mobile in Milan. Sketches of crated artwork turned into crated furniture, which turned into crated office, kitchen, and bedroom sets. Taken as a whole, the series resembles an entire crated lifestyle product.

The CRATES replicate finely finished shipping container exteriors but open to reveal instantly functional household or office environments. Created for Beijing’s shifting urban playground where industrial and artist spaces are quickly discovered and soon destroyed, the furniture is mobile so you can roll it right in to your studio, loft, or gallery.