Thank you, Nikolai and Simon Haas, known as the Haas Brothers, and Evan Snyderman co-founder of R & Company Gallery, for your hosting my class this morning for viewing and discussing “The Haas Brothers: Cool World,” the first solo show of the Los-Angeles-based twins. Sexuality, homor, cartoons, and animated science fiction sitcoms are the key sources of inspiration for the Haas Brother’s world of fantasy. Sounds familiar? Not really. Simply because I have not come across design which turns to these very soruces. Walking through this fantastic show, which is full of surprises, some extravagant, some whimsical, some made of bronze, wood, textiles, or porcelian, it is hard to belevie that at the young age of 30, the language of the Haas Brothers is so mature and grounded. This show will definitely secure their names in the pantheon of 21st design. Bravo.