Cecilia Xinyu Zhang

Born and raised in Beijing, Cecilia Xinyu Zhang produces designs intended to alter perceptions of objects and space. Exploring the potential to create optical illusions in everyday products, she composes two-dimensional objects that expand into 3-D proportions, creating large-scale designs that seem smaller in appearance. Graduating from a master's degree in design and crafts, Cecilia’s work reflects the need to make multifunctional products part of everyday interiors as urban living spaces continue to shrink in size.