Contemporary Design

Chinese-born Chen Chen and native New Yorker Kai Williams have been combining their creative talents since 2011, when they launched their Brooklyn-based studio. Both graduates of Pratt Institute, the duo share a curious interest in displacing everyday materials from their common environments.

In their brand-new Stone Fruit Planter series, cement replaces the traditional ceramic pottery, giving a new twist to a material conventionally associated with construction sites. Each planter is cast from real fruit; so, just like fruit from the market, each one is unique. The beautifully textured Pineapple Planter adds a dash of organic charm and unexpected humor to any tabletop.