After designer Li Zhiqian graduated from Shanghai's Tongji University, he interned at Decathlon, where he worked on the 2008 iF Design Award-winning "Kipsta" the Kage portable goal. He exhibited his most recent personal project, a series of bamboo abat-jours, at last week's Interior Lifestyle China show in his current hometown.
The "Colour Philosophy" collection consists of various veneers, cut and formed by hand into semi-translucent conical lampshades, as well as a couple of tabletop objects. Thus, the LED bulbs emit a rather warm glow.
I was curious to learn that he's currently supporting himself as a graphic designer. In fact, his diverse practice includes projects from multimedia interaction design for the Shanghai World Expo in 2010 to involvement in "Swedish Design House," a platform supported by Chinese and Swedish governments and organizations.