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  • Marilyn Minter, Cracked Glass, 2013. © Henzel Art & Design Group

  • Anselm Reyle, Untitled, 2012. © Henzel Art & Design Group

  • Juergen Teller, Vivienne Westwood, 2009. © Henzel Art & Design Group

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Henzel Studio launches Art Rugs collection

With more than fifteen years of history in creating luxury handmade rugs that transcend the boundaries between art and interior design, Henzel studio recently inaugurated a new division: Henzel Studio Collaborations. As the owner of the brand, Swiss artist Calle Henze, explains, Collaborations was conceived as a continuous initiative inviting contemporary artists across disciplines and genres to freely and seamlessly translate their work through an alternate media, using the breakthrough technologies and artisanal production that are involved in the making of Henzel Studio’s rugs. The first collection, titled “Henzel Studio Collaborations Volume #1”, was realized in close collaboration with some of the most prominent artists of our times, among them Richard Prince, Anselm Reyle, Scott Campbell, Juergen Teller, Linder, Marilyn Minter, Jack Pierson, Mickalene Thomas, Leo Gabin and Helmut Lang. The artists were given carte blanche to experiment and explore artistic boundaries into a new context, either using existing artworks as the basis for their pieces or creating entirely new compositions for the occasion.

“Art rugs have been around for quite some time in various forms. Given the advanced yet artisanal production possibilities at hand, I wanted to explore different translations and adaptations” explained Joakim Andreasson, the curator of the project, to Interview magazine. From Juergen Teller’s 2009 portrait of a nude Vivienne Westwood to Helmut Lang’s “Untitled 2013” that is based on his sculptures, “Henzel Studio Collaborations Volume #1” is a series of ever-inspiring hybrids that stand somewhere between a piece of art and a decorative object, proving that art fits everywhere. The collection made its debut at the Temporary Museum for New Design during el Salone del Mobile of Milan and is currently on display at Barneys New York until June 9, with prices ranging from $16,000 to $20,000. All rugs are made to order in Nepal, with variations in shape and form, using responsibly sourced materials in workshops overseen by GoodWeave, an independent trade body that aims to stop child labor in the carpet industry.