CREATIVE EDGE ART FURNITURE BY THE HAAS BROTHERS FROM R 20TH CENTURY

This is the ultimate one picture is worth a thousand words!  The totally original and cutting edge studio art furniture coming out of the Haas Brothers Studios, located in downtown Los Angeles, is

pushing the design titillation button and arousing one and all to cheer…especially if you are a fan of the way out there and creative beat in interior design.

 

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UNIQUE HEX STOOL IN BRASS TILES OVER WOOD

 

The Haas Brothers came across my design radar as a result of an email from one of my favorite galleries here in NYC,  R 20th Century. The owners, Evan Snyderman and Zesty Meyers, are constantly featuring both contemporary and historical designers whose body of work is without a doubt par excellence for their time period.

 

UNIQUE BEAST BENCH WITH BUFFALO FUR AND CAST BRONZE LEGS

UNIQUE BEAST BENCH WITH BUFFALO FUR AND CAST BRONZE LEGS

 

Not too long ago you might remember I wrote about the Korean designer named Hun Chun Lee  (see post) who had been featured by R 20th Century at an antiques show held at Lincoln Center.  Snyderman and Meyers are always bringing to the design public’s attention extremely talented artisans and designers truly worthy of being spotlighted in the design world.

 

 

UNIQUE BEAST CLUB CHAIR & STOOL IN ICELANDIC SHEEPSKIN WITH CARVED WOODEN HORNS AND CAST BRONZE  FEET

UNIQUE BEAST CLUB CHAIR & STOOL IN ICELANDIC SHEEPSKIN WITH CARVED WOODEN HORNS AND CAST BRONZE FEET

 

Okay, so now back to the Haas Brothers, also known intimately as Simon and Nikolai.  First off, they are twins, although not identical. They come from a family of artistic parents…dad was a painter and a stone carver/ mom was a writer and an opera singer.  Simon studied painting and architecture at RISD and Nikolai worked as a touring musician with various famous singers.  Eventually they both landed up in Los Angeles where they were members of the band RRIICCEE for a brief moment.  Encouraged to work on small design projects by friends, they eventually hooked up with Sony Studios and the rest is history.

 

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UNIQUE HEX LAMP IN BRASS TILES OVER WOOD WITH PLEXIGLASS SHADE

 

Not only do they produce art and  furniture, but they also design sets and props for the entertainment business as well as unique fashion pieces.  Their take on furnishings is what attracts me.  Shall we say their furniture is anthropomorphic? bestial? reptilian? sexy? humorous? Or maybe  just a little bit of everything.  But none of it falls short on originality.

 

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BRASS TABLE

 

The series they produced for the recent DesignMiami/Basel Show this past June in Basel utilized cast bronze feet, sheepskin, wood carved horns, gold hexagon tiles, plexiglass and buffalo fur amongst other things. The furniture has a physicality that attracts one out of curiosity and is not for the feint of heart. Their design statement is strong and courageous and I like it!

 

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CIAO, CAIO “TIL NEXT TIME!