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Famed Texas Twin Brother Artists are Letting You Bring Their Coveted Monsters Home

The Wild World of Nikolai and Simon Haas is More Accessible Than Ever

BY // 04.26.19

It’s now easier than ever to bring one of the Haas brothers’ coveted monsters home with you. The Los Angeles-based artists, twins Nikolai Haas and Simon Haas, have collaborated with L’Objet on a collection of tableware, textiles, decorative objects, and home fragrance — all done in their signature, wildly whimsical hand.

While the brothers are known for fashioning multi-purpose works and sculptural furnishings that have reached close to $200,000 at auction, the L’Objet Haas Brothers collaboration marks a foray into the fully-functional — and, refreshingly, accessible.

The provocative shapes, artisanal textures, playful sense of humor, and decadent gilded moments that have become hallmarks of their work couldn’t have been more adeptly translated to the line of smaller homewares, allowing everyday objects to seemingly come to life — and with plenty of personality.

The twins — who are native Texans — worked closely with L’Objet founder and creative director Elad Yifrach throughout the process, with 3D prints flying from Los Angeles to the brand’s porcelain atelier in Portugal.

The artists cite the desert landscape and mystical, cosmic energy of Joshua Tree as the key inspiration, referred to most literally in the starry, hand-embroidered table linens as well as the Mojave dinnerware collection, which is made in white porcelain and embellished with an organic, otherworldly pattern of 24K gold.

These set the stage for the standout stars of the collaboration: the friendly cast of creatures that have taken the shape of soup tureens, horned plate-boxes, legged lamps, and cavorting coffee pots, among other seemingly ordinary objects, priced $28 to $1,650.

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A number of the pieces were made in limited quantities, including the 12 hand-painted designs in the Second Skin Vessel Series — done in a limited run of 15 — for $3,500 each. Rare specimens, indeed.

L’Objet Haas Brothers collection available at l-objet.com 

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