Chen Chen & Kai Williams

When fellow Pratt grads Chen Chen and Kai Williams teamed up earlier this year, it wasn’t so much because their output looked similar — Williams had been working mostly in wood and running his own design fabrication business, while Chen Chen was shooting fabric vases full of expanding foam and hanging the results at Moss. But ever since the duo began collaborating, their studio in Greenpoint, Brooklyn, has filled up with freewheeling experiments into materials like rope, resin, and bone. Their breakout project, a series of resin-coated studio scraps sliced into coasters, was designed for Sight Unseen’s Noho Design District pop-up shop; it’s now morphed into necklaces, available exclusively here.


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