Martin Keen

An innovative leader in industrial design, serial entrepreneur Martin Keen is the founder of the socially-conscious KEEN® Footwear and, more recently, the award-winning Focal Upright Furniture. His love of sculptural form, structures found in nature and competitive sailing inspire his design aesthetic, helping him create many of the market trends and innovative products in use today.

Keen was born in 1965 in Somerset, England. He holds a BA in Industrial Design from the Ohio State University. In addition to racing sailboats, Keen also enjoys traveling, beekeeping, creating sculptural pottery and snowboarding in the mountains of Vermont.  He lives in Jamestown, Rhode Island with his wife and two children.

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