WARHOL X HENZEL: WINNER OF ARCHIPRODUCTS DESIGN AWARDS

WARHOL X HENZEL: WINNER OF ARCHIPRODUCTS DESIGN AWARDS

WARHOL X HENZEL: WINNER OF ARCHIPRODUCTS DESIGN AWARDS
HENZEL STUDIO is honored to have one of our most recent designs created with The Andy Warhol Foundation for The Visual Arts be named winner of the ARCHIPRODUCTS DESIGN AWARDS in the category Decor. The jury consists of some of the most notable names of contemporary design and architecture.

The winning carpet design, OXIDATION PAINTING (02), is based on one of Warhol’s most controversial yet abstract works, his Oxidation Paintings (1978). Warhol’s Oxidation paintings resulted in an abstract exploration of differently shaped stains, intricate color-shifts and shimmering surfaces. Far removed from his previous work, this was the first time he committed to a certain kind of painterly abstraction reminiscent of Abstract Expressionism. The process in which these paintings were made, by urinating on the canvas, and the developing process through oxidation, suggest a kind of alchemy in which bodily fluids are transformed into images of devastating beauty. The carpet design was developed over a two-year period of painstaking production, resulting in a remarkably seamless adaptation, where similar oxidation outcomes and comparable textures have been achieved. These limited edition rugs are made of the finest silk and wool available, and solely utilize hand-made techniques that date back centuries. Calle Henzel, founder and creative director of Henzel Studio, experimented extensively with various techniques that in practice might seem contradictory and destructive – but one that allows for a closer dialogue with the original works. Curated by Joakim Andreasson, the collection is part of Henzel Studio Heritage, an ongoing program of art rugs established with foundations and estates of the most prominent artists of the 20th century. The abstractions, freeform shapes and variable pile heights of these rugs are coincidentally closely tied with Calle Henzel’s signature designs, many of which are informed by free-form shapes, interplay between volume and dimensions, effects of erosion and geological formations – Characteristics that have carved a trademark place for Henzel Studio in art and interior design.

The rug is currently on view in Milan at Archiproducts and at Twentieth Los Angeles’ new location on 7728 Woodrow Wilson Drive. For more information and to schedule an appointment, please contact:

Images: ANDY WARHOL, Oxidation Painting, 1978, Oxidation Painting (02), 2021, Design by Calle Henzel.
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Henzel Studio team at the Archiproducts Design Awards (Padiglione Visconti, Milan) prize ceremony. From left; Fausto Di Fidio, Asa Henzel, Calle Henzel & Stefania La Magna

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