The Haas Brothers, ‘Studio Visit with the Haas Brothers’, Free Arts NYC: Benefit Auction 2018
The Haas Brothers, ‘Studio Visit with the Haas Brothers’, Free Arts NYC: Benefit Auction 2018

The afternoon is for up 15 guests and a once in a lifetime opportunity to get an inside peak into the practice of Simon & Nikolai Haas in Los Angeles. The Haas Brothers, twins Nikolai and Simon explore aesthetic and formal themes related to nature, science fiction, sexuality, psychedelia and color theory in prolific materials. Their mastery and uniquely clever use of materials ranging from brass, bronze, porcelain and fur to highly technical resins and polyurethane, matched with their insatiable curiosity and remarkable visual intelligence, sets them apart as designers.

DATE: MUTUALLY AGREED UPON
DONATED BY: Haas Brothers
VALUE: PRICELESS

About The Haas Brothers

Twin brothers Simon and Nikolai Haas run their eponymous furniture design and fabrication studio out of Los Angeles, from which they create everything from set design to wearable art, masks for Lady Gaga to gold-leafed furniture for Louis Vuitton stores. Nikolai apprenticed as a master carver and Simon studied blacksmithing at the Rhode Island School of Design—and together their pieces, while sleek, still retain some traces of artisanal handiwork. Their seating and vessels often combine futuristic finishes with biomorphic forms.

American, b. 1984, Austin, Texas, based in Los Angeles, California