The Haas Brothers, Nikolai and Simon, are from Austin, Texas. They studied construction and stone carving under the tutelage of their father. They progressed to experimenting with materials and prototyping forms. They are now international stars of set design, fashion, print and video.
Zimmerman is an artist in designer in glass. In some ways there is no more impressive medium than glass. His work is not just utilitarian but expressive. Organic shapes that are colorful but soft are his signature. He was a principal in the performance art/glass-blowing group, B Team.