The Haas Brothers

Dec 5, 2014 3:38PM
"We have developed a vernacular in our work that favors humor, happiness and human impulse over the function and formalism that is typically associated with design—we want to create pieces that have enough emotional impact to feel more like they are living in their setting than serving a programmatic function there," the Haas Brothers write in their sexy and funny new monograph from Damiani. "Because our working methods and interests are decidedly different—Simon's are naturally closer to the classical and scientific while Niki's focus on the emotional and expressive—we have had the luxury of being complementary sounding boards for one another in every aspect of our lives, not least in our work together as the Haas Brothers. In the case of our beasts, our opposing approaches have helped us fine-tune what we consider to be the anthropomorphic ideal, balancing impulse and analysis in an effort to create an object for which one can feel empathy." Hairy Belafonte Dromedary (2013) is reproduced from The Haas Brothers, available at our bookstore at Design Miami. The Haas brothers will sign in our fair bookstore Thursday, December 4 at 1pm.
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