Chen Chen & Kai Williams

Chen Chen and Kai Williams are two designers who met while studying industrial design in New York. The two clearly hit it off, brought together by their original, and at times experimental approach to design, and decided to start collaborating in 2011. As a studio, the two now produce pieces that have found their way into several museums around the world.

They also make household objects, jewellery, and furniture that, though functional, are still decidedly artistic. The Horned Melon Planter above is a great example of their ethos. Using molds made from actual fruit, these containers are unique in shape and size and cast in cement.