HENZEL STUDIO HERITAGE

Henzel Studio Heritage is an ongoing collection of art rugs created in close collaboration with foundations and estates of some of the most prominent and influential artists of the 20th century. Curated by Joakim Andreasson and designed in collaboration with Calle Henzel.

Henzel Studio Heritage: TOM OF FINLAND
Henzel Studio Heritage: ANDY WARHOL

TOM OF FINLAND

The integration 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. Henzel Studio Heritage: Tom of Finland launched at Colette in conjunction with Paris Art Fair.

“The collection is ultimately a testament to both the revolutionary vision of Tom of Finland and the extraordinary craftsmanship of Henzel Studio, which has miraculously captured the artist’s mastery of line, form, and shadow.”
Architectural Digest

“The range offers a new perspective on Tom of Finlands’s works and their modernity, affirming the artist’s great relevance in art and design today.”
Wallpaper Magazine

The spectacular details of theses Henzel Studio coverings, handwoven by Nepalese artisans, layers new meaning to the term installation art.
Vogue

ANDY WARHOL

For ‘Henzel Studio Heritage: Andy Warhol’, Andreasson (curator) identified and applied as basis for the collection a maquette Warhol created for an unrealized artists book. The handmade model consists of thirty-eight octagonal pages, each a die-cut detail from Warhol’s print edition set of Marilyn Monroe dated 1967 that includes ten variations of the iconic star. To expand on the maquette, the original Monroe portraits have been further deconstructed and appropriated by Calle Henzel. Henzel applied his signature design characteristic; freeform organic shapes, strategically placed holes, uneven punk-like fringes and elaborate surface treatments. The collection was launched at Webster in conjunction with Art Basel Miami Beach.

Just when you thought you knew everything there is to know about Andy Warhol, someone unearths a whopper.
Interior Design Magazine

“Warhol made books without text, and books without images. Whether the book form is the art or the content is the art depends, says Kathryn Price, curator of the collections of Williams Museum of Art. But Warhol’s booklet represents a third style of book. It is form and content. Its idiosyncratic shape is the art form and its bold abstract pages are the art content. Together they are the art. Warhol redefined the book and Henzel Studio are redefining fine-art rugs.”
Cover Magazine

Masterfully crafted
Another Magazine