Founded in 2016 by Ximi Li, URBANCRAFT is a contemporary design brand based in Shanghai, China. URBANCRAFT seeks to discover and integrate unique cultural elements of different regions around the world into its works. We believe in the power of design, craftsmanship, and prime quality. We desire to make every product of URBANCRAFT distinctive by exploring the relationships between different materials and design languages.
Ximi Li holds a Master of Furniture Design from Milano Politecnico and a Bachelor of Industrial Design from China Academy of Art. Before establishing Ximi Li Design and URBANCRAFT, Ximi worked for renowned designer Andrea Branzi and Luca Trazzi in Italy. After his return to China, Ximi joined Neri&Hu. He was the Chief Designer for Neri&Hu for over 6 years, responsible for developing products for ‘neri&hu’ and various top tier furniture brands in Europe and Asia.