With new colorways exclusive to the Maxfield pop-up in L.A., the design duo injects more playfulness than ever into entertaining
Words by KELSEY McKINNON
At Maxfield in West Hollywood, the most outlandish holiday table was set, decked out with a retro sea-foam green carpet and velvety red furnishings. There were furry, three-footed soup tureens; a horned creature with big, pouty lips that doubles as an incense burner; a small, lazy Susan where the gilded, carved-out belly of a beast was ready to be filled with nuts or olives; and a tiger-striped container that could be the most exotic-looking cookie jar ever made.
The highly imaginative Dr. Seussian display is the work of L.A.-based artists and brothers Simon and Nikolai Haas, who collaborated with Elad Yifrach, the founder and creative director of L’Objet, on the collection of tableware, home decor, textiles and fragrance at hand.
Inspired by the otherworldly landscape of Joshua Tree — delicately translated on embroidered table runners and cloths — everyday items have been turned into artistic conversation-starters, with a cast of sculptural creatures that make for the most interesting dinner companions. According to the L’Objet team: “We’ve created a monster.”
Running through December, the pop-up installation features the full Haas Brothers’ collection, including new styles exclusive to the store: the tie-dye Malibu Lynda Monster and tie-dye Malibu Monster Vessel, along with the Monster incense burner offered in turquoise and black.
8818 Melrose Ave., West Hollywood, 310-275-8818.
Feature image: Characterful creatures from the L’OBJET HAAS BROTHERS collection.
Dec. 13, 2019
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