When closed, these boxes may look like ordinary wooden crates, but once they are opened, they reveal furniture, such as sofas, beds, desks with chairs, wardrobes, and even foosball tables. Architect and designer, Naihan Li‘s furniture series, The Crates, were inspired by the contemporary urban habitat of Beijing and its renovation of many buildings. Li’s designs represent a concept of decay and regeneration. The crates easily store away and conceal furniture to make a single room very versatile. Crates can quickly transform a room from a kitchen into a living room. One can also easily move a crate to their balcony to open up a workspace outdoors.

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