BEASTLY BOYS

The Haas Brothers are best known for their “beast” characters that are wooly, whimsical, and wild. The twins, Simon and Nikolai, have used their L.A.-based art studio as the portal to a world of objects that range from the beautiful to the comical—all of which possess anthropomorphic qualities that spark a feeling of connection. In the process, The Haas Brothers have made a name for themselves and garnered an impressive stack of press clippings—New York Magazine, Vanity Fair, W Magazine, Architectural Digest—while trying on labels like “enfants terribles” and “art darlings” for size.

Their work lives in the playful space where contemporary fine art meets design for the home. Case in point: last year they moved from being regular fixtures at Design Miami to the art side of things exhibiting at Basel Miami.

This season they’ve added an impressive collab to their CV, which also includes solo exhibitions in New York, Austin, and Miami. The partnership with L’OBJET and its creative director, Elad Yifrach showcases The Haas Brother’s signature mini beasts—with horns, tiny feet, and puckered lips—and transforms them into soup terrines, incense burners, dessert plate sets, and coffee pots.

The collection was inspired by the otherworldly landscape of Joshua Tree. (The brothers own a plot of land nearby.) The pieces are extremely limited, due to their hand-carved elements and design intricacies. To create the collection, craftsmen at L’OBJET worked on a series of shapes that the Haas Brothers used as canvases to transform into characters.

L'Objet X Haas Brothers Lukas Soup Monster
L'OBJET
Haas Brothers Lukas Soup Monster
$1,100.00
shop now
shop now
L'Objet X Haas Brothers Lukas Soup Monster
L'Objet x Haas Brothers Scratched Lizard Vessel
L'OBJET
Haas Brothers Scratched Lizard Vessel
$3,500.00
shop now
shop now
L'Objet x Haas Brothers Scratched Lizard Vessel
L'Objet X Haas Brothers Unicorn Octopus Letter Opener
L'OBJET
Haas Brothers Unicorn Octopus Letter Opener
$375.00
shop now
shop now
L'Objet X Haas Brothers Unicorn Octopus Letter Opener

While the designs came to life in Los Angeles, the production happened in L’OBJET’s Portugal atelier. There, the brothers and Yifrach sculpted prototypes by hand, refining the designs for porcelain pouring. The 24-karat finishings were then painstakingly applied and fired at 1,400 Celsius.
 

Simon and Nikolai Haas with their creations.
Simon and Nikolai Haas with their creations.

The result of this collaborative work is one of the most imaginative ceramic collections bar none. True to L’OBJET’s philosophy, the pieces are not only beautifully formed, but elegantly functional. And true to Haas style, they’re also super fun.

L'Objet Haas Brothers Djuna Coffee & Tea Pot
L'OBJET
Haas Brothers Djuna Coffee + Tea Pot
$395.00
shop now
shop now
L'Objet Haas Brothers Djuna Coffee & Tea Pot
L'Objet X Haas Brothers Salad Monster Serving Bowl
L'OBJET
Haas Brothers Salad Monster Serving Bowl
$1,250.00
shop now
shop now
L'Objet X Haas Brothers Salad Monster Serving Bowl
L'Objet x Haas Brothers Mojave Unicorn Candle
L'OBJET
Haas Brothers Mojave Unicorn Candle
$475.00
shop now
shop now
L'Objet x Haas Brothers Mojave Unicorn Candle

While the collection is available in Dallas, New York, and online, Aspen clients have a special opportunity to shop The Haas Brother’s pop-up. Taking place throughout August in celebration of Aspen Art Museum’s ArtCrush, the pop-up features the ceramics collection, window display, and an exclusive launch of The Haas Brother’s “Madonna” sweatshirt that commemorates their upcoming exhibition of the same name at New York’s Marianne Boesky Gallery.

HAAS BROTHERS
FFT Exclusive Limited-Edition Madonna Sweatshirt
$75.00
shop now
shop now

Don't have an account?