The Haas Brothers

CLARICE
2016
hex stool in brass tile
19 x 17 3/4 x 13 3/4 inches

The hexagon is a special shape: it has the highest number of sides of any shape that can form a regular grid, and hexagonal grids have the greatest proportion of enclosed area to structure of any grid…On a finished piece, the familiar, quasi-regularity of the fine grout lines belies the complexity of its construction. The hexagonal grid is frequently hidden by the shifting, watery reflections of its polished, undulating surface. Amazingly, the hard-won hex grid, in all its complexity, serves only as a background for the visual ruse. When an un-broken, organic reflection moves over the static grid beneath, the eye is tricked into observing depth. Much like tiles below the surface of a pool, the layered mix of organic and rigid patterns creates a visual ambiguity that gives our surface its mesmerizing appeal. – The Haas Brothers

Born in Texas and currently based in LA, twin brothers Nikolai and Simon Haas design and create biomorphic furniture and fantastical design objects. The brothers meticulously hand-craft luxurious materials into witty and irreverent creations, referencing animal forms and the human body. The Haas Brothers have produced commissioned work for Lady Gaga, Louis Vuitton, Versace, and Roman Alonso.

estimated retail value: $30,000

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courtesy of the artists, r & company, new york; and lora reynolds gallery, austin
websites: thehaasbrothers.com, r-and-company.com, lorareylonds.com