HENZEL STUDIO HERITAGE: TOM OF FINLAND

HENZEL STUDIO HERITAGE: TOM OF FINLAND

HENZEL STUDIO HERITAGE: TOM OF FINLAND
HENZEL STUDIO HERITAGE: TOM OF FINLAND, marks the debut of an ongoing collection of art rugs and pillows created in close collaboration with foundations of some of the most prominent and influential artists of the 20th century. The integration of Tom of Finland’s work into the media at hand – hand made rugs and pillows – was ignited by the unique environment and interior elements that make TOM House. Located in Echo Park, Los Angeles, it is home of Tom of Finland Foundation, guardians of the artist’s body of work and living archive for the erotic arts, and where Tom permanently lived for the last decade of his life. Founded in 1984, it a place where Tom’s relentlessly butch aesthetic and drawings mingle with different styles of décor, artifacts, rotating art displays and open air installations. It is a place that is marked by a community that disarms shame and judgment, and promotes Tom’s message of encouraging respect, acceptance and love through art.

Select Tom of Finland designs

Image: Tom of Finland, Untitled, 1978 (in-situ, in the home of Nicola Formichetti). Image courtesy Corriere Della Serra Living.