Artist; Designer; Co-Founder, The Haas Brothers
Nikolai Haas is one-half of the artist/designer duo The Haas Brothers, founded in 2010 with his twin, Simon. Their current works explore themes related to nature, science fiction, sexuality, psychedelia, and color theory, using materials ranging from brass, bronze, porcelain, and fur to resins and polyurethane. In 2015, The Haas Brothers collaborated with women artisans in Cape Town, South Africa, to create a series of beaded functional and sculptural objects, Afreaks, which was exhibited at three museums. Their work is in the permanent collections of the RISD Museum, the Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum, MoMA New York, and LACMA. Prior to The Haas Brothers, Nikolai toured as a musician.