Danning Niu
Design Portfolio


I am Danning Niu, a designer with an interest in adaptive-reuse and narrative design.

I design interior spaces with an integral approach. My process begins with understanding the existing structures and their contexts. Bridging historical thinking and modern sensibility, I discover meaningful narratives and let them unfold through nuanced and creative design.

I believe good spaces are balanced and mutilayered. I hope to continue creating work that is functional, beautiful, and brings people together.

See my resume and portfolio here.

I graduated from the Brown|RISD Dual Degree Program, with a B.F.A. in Interior Studies from RISD and a B.A. in East Asian Studies from Brown. 

Life in Transit

I was born in Kyoto, Japan,
grew up in Shanghai, China, 
went to high school in Pasadena, California,
and am currently studying in Providece, Rhode Island.

I have lived a life that involved me traversing diverse linguistic and cultural realms. This experience helped me cultivate a sensitivity to different contexts and sparkled my interest in bridging separate domains with art and design.