In 2011, Li Xiang founded X+Living Architectural Design in Shanghai, and has ever since been building her own design team working at the cutting edge of art, fashion and business. She has gained cross-field achievements by exploring interior design as an architect, creating many design works with commercial and aesthetic values in the culture, retail, hotel and other industries. Her high-profile design has become the benchmark in aesthetic design and strategic design, and won international recognition with a series of top international awards. Li Xiang is the first Chinese designer that was invited as a jury member of the Frame Awards, the first and only global interior-design awards. Owing to her guidance and management, X+Living has become an excellent design team with international presence, and continues to convey its unique design ideas to the world.
To master the integration of furniture with space design, Li established the furniture brand XiangCASA in 2015, and has succeeded in presenting optimal spacial integrity. Her utilization of retailing infuses XiangCASA's pioneering artistic ideas into our daily life, aiming to bridge the gap between art and life.
Honors and Awards:
2020 Frame Awards - Entertainment Venue of the Year
2020 ArchDaily 2020 best of building-winner of interior architecture2019 DDF Award: China Decoration Designing Industry TOP10 Youths
2019 Interior Design Best of Year Awards - Best Bookstore Design
2019 FAST COMPANY: Most Creative People in Business 100
2019 Prix Versailles Awards - Special Prize Interior
2019 The Golden A Design Awards - Gold Award (two prizes)
2019 Frame Awards - Jury Member
2018 UK Restaurant and Bar Design Awards - Best Restaurant Design
2018 Frame Awards - Designer of the Year and Multi-Brand Store of the Year
2018 Prix Versailles Awards - Special Prize Interior
2017 Andrew Martin Awards - The International Interior Designer of the Year
2017 AD100 Most influential Chinese Designers
2017 Prix Versailles Awards - Global Prize Interior
2017 The Golden A Design Awards - Gold Award (two prizes)
2017 FRAME 20 Years: 20 Creatives Defining the Future
2016 Interior Design Best of Year Awards - Best Bookstore Design
2015 Forbes China’s 30 Most Promising Designers
2014 Design for Asia - Bronze Award
2013 Perspective Awards - Best Commercial Space Design
According to the statistics from 2017 to 2018, Li Xiang’s design projects have been published on 174 print publications from home and abroad, which contains leading magazines such as Frame(NL), Interior Design China, BOB(Kor.), Perspective(U.S., H.K.), etc. Meanwhile, a few projects had been on the cover of top journals like Hospitality Design magazine(U.S.), INTERIORS(Kor., RUS) and d+a No.105(SG), through which her illustrious career has won national recognition.
Besides, Li Xiang’s design projects have also been reported on thousands of online media over the years, which includes Dezeen, Archdaily, designboom, wallpaper, gooood and other most influential websites around the world.
2016, time.com reported Hangzhou Zhongshuge bookstore.
2018, Yangzhou Zhongshuge bookstore was included in Indian elementary geography textbook LIFE published by National Geographic.