L’Objet Haas Brothers: it’s the meeting of imaginative minds that has produced something altogether out-of-this-world. Inspired by the ethereal landscape of the Joshua Tree National Park, Los Angeles-based artists, Simon and Nikolai Haas, have worked in close collaboration with L’Objet’s creative director, Elad Yifrach, to create a family of characterful creatures.
The collection took just nine months from start to finish, and was a truly collaborative process: the design team at L’Objet worked on a series of shapes for scale and function which the Haas brothers then used as a canvas to unleash their creative vision.
3D printing enabled the designs to be easily transported from the Brothers’ studio in LA to the L’Objet porcelain atelier in Portugal. The Haas brothers then flew to Portugal to manually work and sculpt each prototype by hand before the moulds were made ready for porcelain pouring.
The development was frantic but focused, as all ambitious creative accomplishments tend to be. It required a great deal of conversation, and plenty of prodding and poking of different beasts in different cities, but when they were fully formed and ready to be unleashed onto the world it became evident: they’d created a monster in all the right ways.
This fantastical world of curious creatures encompasses everything from candles & bowls to tea pots & magnifying glasses. And true to the L’Objet brand philosophy, all items are beautifully formed but fabulously functional. The tableware is embellished with whimsical motifs from the Mojave Desert, whilst the home decor features signature Haas Brothers details: hand-carved scales, porcelain ‘fur’ and whimsical horns.
“Function is our guiding principle at L’Objet; we make sure our designs not only are beautiful to look at but importantly are beautiful to use also. We learned from the brothers to start with the dream and let the function emerge. The trust and the flow in which they work have inspired us, and I feel we inspired them in return with our rigor and diligence. Together we have created something magical.” – Elad Yifrach, L’Objet Founder & Creative Director.