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Haas Brothers
Furniture by Haas Brothers seen at Ace Hotel LA, Los Angeles - Reception Desk

Reception Desk

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Ace Hotel LA's reception desk was built by the Haas brothers, twins Nikolai and Simon, using carved paneling salvaged from an office in the building; they carved their own swirling pattern into the wood and inset oil paintings of palm trees in the smog. The Haas brothers used a router to etch vermiculated patterns onto the old antique panels.

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Haas Brothers

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The Haas Brothers (b. 1984), fraternal twins Nikolai and Simon, studied stone carving and construction under their father in their hometown of Austin for many years. After being approached by friends who had heard they were adept builders, the pair began working together on small design and construction projects.

In September of 2010 they were asked to design materials for and construct a small Johnston Marklee project at Sony Studios in Los Angeles and 'The Haas Brothers' was born. And in the years since, the brothers have continued to grow their design studio and spend their time prototyping forms and experimenting with materials, surface textures and processes. Their company evolved into a multifaceted operation and has garnered international accolades for set design and props for print and video, one of a kind fashion works and their highly original furniture and object designs.

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