The form of the Rhino Tower was inspired by the incredible forms found in cat trees. We've always been amazed by these totally bizarre compositions that look like sculpture but are placed in normal suburban settings. The finish we used is a truck bed liner and was developed originally to protect trucks from rusting in tropical climates, it is extremely durable but also has a subtle shimmer to it which makes it beautiful. These two very everyday suburban elements when combined and recontextualized create a high design object.
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About Chen Chen and Kai Williams
Brooklyn-based collaborators Chen Chen and Kai Williams cultivate an unexpected fusion of material and design. Experimentation fuels the duo’s process, as they combine found objects such as spandex, pieces of bone, and chunks of marble to create home goods, jewelry, and unique studio pieces. From the metamorphic to the functional, their expertly crafted work explores material fluidity in ever-changing spaces.
based in Brooklyn, New York