haas brothers bring hairy chaises + fantastical beaded chairs to the bass museum, miami
 

haas brothers bring hairy chaises + fantastical beaded chairs to the bass museum, miami

ferngully, the haas brothers’ first solo museum exhibition, opened during the 2018 edition of miami art week. the exhibition, which remains on view at the bass museum until april 21, 2019, features past work alongside more recent pieces from 2018. the duo presents furniture and sculptural objects in the form of anthropomorphic hairy chaises, fantastical beaded chairs and fungi, and hand-layered liquid clay accretion vases that explore themes of mathematics, science and nature, sexuality, nostalgia, and social equity.

 

meanwhile, during milan design week 2019, L’OBJET and the haas brothers participate for the first time with a collection that turns fantasy into reality.

haas brothers bass museum
installation view of ferngully, on view until april 21, 2019
image by zachary balber, courtesy of the bass, miami beach (also main image)

 

 

the haas brothers, twins nikolai and simon haas, are artists/designers/creative producers based in los angeles. their works of art and objects are situated between the contexts of art and design, frequently departing from the functional, and moving towards the exclusively sculptural. the brothers work with craft guilds and other partners to construct an ‘imaginarium’ made up of monsters, beasts, flora and fauna, positing a link between the inherent functionality of nature through man-made forms.

haas brothers bass museum
(l-r) cacti, (2018); new jersey turnspike, (2018)
image by zachary balber, courtesy of the bass, miami beach

 

 

at the bass, ferngully positions the viewer in an immersive environment that evokes cycles of renewal and rebirth found in nature. ‘sculpting has been a big part of my life from an early age,’ nikolai haas told designboom in a previous interview. ‘I moved to using clay about three years ago. I love its versatility and texture. it’s easy to use for someone like me that does it for a living or for someone new.’ see designboom’s previous coverage of the haas brothers’ work here.

haas brothers bass museum
three palm structures feature glass beads with LED fiber optics
image by zachary balber, courtesy of the bass, miami beach

haas brothers bass museum
(l-r) funguliver, (2015); cream of some fungui, (2016); zitney spears, (2016)
image by zachary balber, courtesy of the bass, miami beach

haas brothers bass museum
image by zachary balber, courtesy of the bass, miami beach

haas brothers bass museum
(l-r) eyes-ik newton, (2015); nangamso, (2015)
image by zachary balber, courtesy of the bass, miami beach

haas brothers bass museum
(l-r) jack the lipper, (2016); bench fry, (2015)
image by zachary balber, courtesy of the bass, miami beach


mary tyler spore (2015)
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beaded details from ferngully, on view until april 21, 2019
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spotley crue (2017) 
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detail of spotley crue (2017) 
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father vase (2018)
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detail of father vase (2018)
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haas brothers bass museum
(l-r) zebra gabor, (2014); micro j. fox, (2018); wee wee top, (2017)
image by zachary balber, courtesy of the bass, miami beach

haas brothers bass museum
(l-r) pope john small, (2017); itty white, (2018)
image by zachary balber, courtesy of the bass, miami beach

haas brothers bass museum
horn to be wild, (2018)
image by zachary balber, courtesy of the bass, miami beach

haas brothers bass museum
the haas brothers: ferngully, december 5, 2018 – april 21, 2019, the bass.
image by zachary balber, courtesy of the bass, miami beach

 

 

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