Henzel Studio is a Swedish luxury carpet manufacturer and publisher established in 1999. Henzel Studio’s ethos is based on the artistic practice of Calle Henzel, founder and creative director. Over the past 20 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 carpet brands in the world.

All pieces are made by hand, using centuries’ old weaving techniques that make each rug one of a kind. To expand on this practice, Henzel Studio Collaborations / Heritage was conceived in 2012 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.

Image: CALLE HENZEL, Kastrup (Closed on Sunday Edit), 2019

Image: ANDY WARHOL, Oxidation Painting, 1978, Oxidation Painting (02), 2021, Design by Calle Henzel
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The spectacular details of these handwoven Henzel Studio coverings, layers new meaning to the term installation art.


Images: CARSTEN HÖLLER, Mushroom Carpet, 2018 (in-situ, Kalkeriet Contemporary), CALLE HENZEL, Castilian (Las Alturas Edit), 2021 (in-situ)

“Art rugs have been around for quite some time in various forms, and some of the most prominent artists including Francis Bacon, Louise Bourgeois, Alexander Calder, Robert Indiana, Mike Kelley, Ellsworth Kelly, Fernand Leger, Roy Lichtenstein, Henri Matisse, Joan Miro, and Pablo Picasso have all turned to the media at some point in their oeuvre. However, rather than look back, we’re looking to encapsulate facets of contemporary art and work with a curated group of artists that simultaneously express their ethos within a broad yet defined scope.”

Joakim Andreasson, curator for Henzel Studio Collaborations / Heritage

Image: ANDY WARHOL, Marilyn, 1967, Arvidsjaur Nordic Raw Edit 031, Designed by Calle Henzel 2015 (in-situ, Museum of Contemporary Art Cleveland)
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Image: RICHARD PRINCE, 12345678910, Installation view, Secondome Gallery, Rome

Solo exhibitions of the 'Henzel Studio Collaborations’ program have been mounted at venues that include The Goss-Michael Foundation (Dallas), The New (Los Angeles), Barneys Madison Avenue (New York), Colette Gallery (Paris), Joyce (Hong Kong), Rossana Orlandi (Milan) and included in museum exhibitions at MOCA (Cleveland), Katonah Museum of Art (New York) and Boca Raton Museum of Art (Florida) among others.

Image: RICHARD PRINCE, 12345678910, 2013

Image: RICHARD PHILLIPS, Lip Biter, 1999

"Having more than thirty leading contemporary artists collaborate in this capacity makes Henzel Studio Collaborations an unprecedented program, even though the artisan practices remind us that the possibility has always been there."

Joakim Andreasson, curator for Henzel Studio Collaborations / Heritage