Nikolai and Simon Haas are twin brothers from Texas whose vision in furniture is soft, luxurious and a little bit Cousin Itt. Certain pieces in the exhibition, such as one they call "Sex Room Entrance," are full of sexual imagery. Their New York show “The Haas Brothers: Cool World,” the title inspired by the 1992 film of the same name, is at R & Company in New York. The exhibition began on November 4 and runs through the January 3, 2015. The R & Company description explains that the Haas brothers' show is based on the idea of "California freedom":
"The concept of freedom provides the nexus for the body of work exhibited in Cool World, in particular the ideal of California freedom. As Simon Haas writes, 'California has been the catalyst for our development as artists -- its alien-ness and variety of culture and landscape have taught us by example that fantasy and reality can be merged by choice. Our newest pieces offer a taste of the Californian utopia that we developed for ourselves.'"
With their whimsically named pieces, some after celebrities, such as "Anna Nicole" and "The Edward Fur-long," these pieces are an animalistic delight. Read a detailed description of the Haas brothers show, including more quotes from them about the inspiration of their pieces, at the R & Company website.
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"Golden Corral and Beast Guests"
"Beast Club Chairs"