Calle Henzel has over the past twenty years 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. While remaining at the forefront of design, Henzel Studio’s foundation and raison d’être lies in the artisanal production of local communities in Nepal and India that dates back thousands of years.
Henzel Studio Collaborations, is an exclusive collection of limited edition art rugs realized in close collaboration with some of the world’s most notable contemporary artists. The program was conceived with no regard to the past state of art and design. Contrary to common associations to rugs — an object that inherently possesses a strong sense of history and references to defined artistic and aesthetic movements — the purpose of this project is to provide a new and extraordinary channel for art to be made available through an alternate medium. Via a curated lens, a new context is shaped to reflect diverse dynamics of contemporary art and design. The inclusion of the participating artists in this program was, in part, inspired by Calle Henzel’s independent voice and stature in the world of art and design.
Henzel Studio is part of Henzel Art & Design Group, a family-run group, established 1999. Henzel strives to ensure the long-term development of each of its studios in keeping with their legacy, creativity, identity and expertise. Each of them is autonomous but has the same overall goals. They co-exist with each other, leading to unpredictable resonances such as cultural and artistic intersections.
Images: MARILYN MINTER, Twilight, 2019 (in-situ)
CALLE HENZEL, Kalix Night, 2015 (in-situ)