Chen Chen and Kai Williams

Nuggets Keyrings


Designers Chen Chen and Kai Williams’ collaborative Greenpoint studio space was flooded during Hurricane Sandy, perhaps causing these Pratt grads to ponder the immense power of the natural world. Their recent collection of keychains raises the question, how will the polymers, the structures, the chemicals and the art that we have created hold up to the freezing and fiery nature of the cosmos? Aptly titled “nuggets,” each intricate resin sculpture showcases a dense universe, meant to represent man’s forgotten excess of material and its inevitable fusion.