A Pratt graduate who cut his teeth in the Brooklyn design scene, jewelry and furniture maker Kiel Mead represents the next generation of New York designers. Taking inspiration from such disparate sources as everyday objects (car keys, chewing gum, retainers) and Catholic iconography (Saint Sebastian, crucifixes), his work mixes irreverence with first-rate craftsmanship.
In this video, we visit his Brooklyn studio where he shows us his work and walks us through his thought process. We also head to Brooklyn’s renowned design outpost,
The Future Perfect, to see his show with German design duo
45 Kilo called “Cleanliness is Next to Godliness.”