Chen & Williams

Chen Chen and Kai Williams met while studying industrial design at Pratt Institute in Brooklyn. Upon graduating, Chen began working for Moss, eventually rising to the rank of Display Director in 2010. Williams began a CNC fabrication company, realising pieces for a range of both designers and artists. In 2011 Chen and Williams decided to begin a lasting collaboration through founding a design studio. Chen Chen and Kai Williams have shown work with Moss, New York; Phillips de Pury, New York; The Future Perfect, New York; Matter, New York; Elemental, Miami; Inventory Objects, Miami; Collectivo Amor de Madre, Sao Paulo; and in the Wunderkammer pavilion at the Venice Architecture Biennale. “Our design philosophy is based on an understanding that materials are not inert. We allow the materials to form the product with the least amount of intervention.” © All Images

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