The Haas Brothers: Volume 1 was published on the occasion of the duo’s first U.S. solo exhibition “Cool World,” on view from November 2014 to January 2015 at R & Company.
In a meteoric rise to fame, the Los Angeles–based Haas Brothers garnered international accolades for their highly original design. The exploration and mastery of materials—ranging from brass, bronze, porcelain, and fur to highly technical resins and polyurethane—matched with an insatiable curiosity and remarkable visual intelligence, set them apart.
This monograph focuses on the brothers’ projects, including their Hex series of hand-worked bronze tile pieces, their Accretion series of unique ceramic vessels, the Beast series of bronze and wool anthropomorphic furniture, and a body of works that engages ideas about arousal and eroticism in playful, sculptural forms. The book features color photographs as well as writings and drawings by Simon and Nikolai Haas that convey their humor and eloquence while illuminating the inspirations, theories, and processes behind the works, plus images of the Haas Brothers’ studio and practice.
Text by the Haas Brothers with essays by Laura Dern and Berthold Haas and an introduction by Zesty Meyers and Evan Snyderman
Publisher: R & Company and Damiani
Release date: September 2014
Dimensions: 8.5 x 11.5”