HENZEL STUDIO is a Swedish luxury rug manufacturer established in 1999. Henzel Studio’s ethos is based on the artistic practice of Calle Henzel, founder and creative director. Over the past twenty years, he has translated his artistic practice as painter and collage artist into the medium at hand, positioning Henzel Studio as one of the most progressive luxury rug brands in the world.
“Henzel Studio has as a result, along with Calle Henzel’s body of work, established itself as the leading brand for contemporary fine art rugs worldwide.”
Joakim Andreasson, Curator of Henzel Studio Collaborations and Creative Director of cultureEDIT.
To expand on this practice, HENZEL STUDIO COLLABORATIONS was conceived as a continuous initiative inviting some of the most prominent contemporary artists of our time to freely and seamlessly translate their work through an alternate media and the extraordinary practices that are involved in the making of Henzel Studio’s rugs.
All pieces are made by hand, using centuries’ old weaving techniques that make each rug one of a kind. The artists are all groundbreaking and leading forces within their respective fields and media, ranging from sculpture, drawing, collage, photography, installations, reliefs and video art. Their mark has not only been honored and highlighted at leading galleries and institutions worldwide, but also widely documented and manifested as a mirror of cultural movements.
Henzel Studio Collaborations include art rugs by artists RICHARD PRINCE, HELMUT LANG, ANSELM REYLE, SCOTT CAMPBELL, JACK PIERSON, MICKALENE THOMAS, ASSUME VIVID ASTRO FOCUS, ROBERT KNOKE, LEO GABIN, MARILYN MINTER, LINDER, NAN GOLDIN, RICHARD PHILLIPS and JUERGEN TELLER.
VOLUME 2 & HERITAGE
2016-2017 marks the debut of the second installment of Henzel Studio Collaborations, Volume 2, and HENZEL STUDIO HERITAGE, a collection of art rugs designed in close collaboration with foundations of some of the most influential artists of the 20th century.
THE CARPET KARTELL
2017 marks the debut of the THE CARPET KARTELL, a newly founded association for manufacturers that develop artist designed carpets.