The Narcissist by NHDRO
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The Narcissist by Neri&Hu for BD Barcelona Design

Shanghai designers Lyndon Neri and Rosanna Hu of NHDRO presented this dressing table inlaid with crystals for BD Barcelona Design at the Salone Internazionale del Mobile in Milan last month.

The Narcissist by Neri&Hu for BD Barcelona Design

Called The Narcissist, the piece forms part of a series of wooden mirrors, boxes and benches.

The Narcissist by Neri&Hu for BD Barcelona Design

The vanity cabinet has a slotted top to funnel light through the crystals that line the roof inside.

The Narcissist by Neri&Hu for BD Barcelona Design

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The Narcissist
Designed in China and made in Barcelona in collaboration with Swarovski.

Lyndon Neri and Rossana Hu are NERI & HU, their studio -NHDRO- is in Shanghai and they represent the first generation of architects and designers working from China, with a talent and their own personality.

The Narcissist by Neri&Hu for BD Barcelona Design

They are young, were trained in America and have returned to the giant Asian country with the intention of giving a new meaning to the phrase made in China.

The Narcissist by Neri&Hu for BD Barcelona Design

They have made their collection called "The Narcissist" for BD, in collaboration with Swarovski (for the Swarovski project "Elements at Work"), as an example: it is designed in China and made in Barcelona.

The Narcissist by Neri&Hu for BD Barcelona Design

It seems to show the world in reverse, but is only one sample of what is to come.

The Narcissist by Neri&Hu for BD Barcelona Design

Lyndon and Rossana's work demonstrates a confluence of features from contemporary western design with the roots of oriental tradition.

The Narcissist by Neri&Hu for BD Barcelona Design

This project has emerged from guidelines prepared to their measure.

The Narcissist by Neri&Hu for BD Barcelona Design

These are dressing table items, a type of furniture - very common in oriental cultures - which is in danger of extinction.

The Narcissist by Neri&Hu for BD Barcelona Design

There are a tabletop jewel case, a series of stools and multi-use mirrors and the dressing table itself as the central piece.

The Narcissist by Neri&Hu for BD Barcelona Design

The collection culminates in a lattices piece with inlaid crystals which generates a very special atmosphere when light filters through it.

The Narcissist by Neri&Hu for BD Barcelona Design