SANFORD BIGGERS X HENZEL STUDIO @ ELLE DECOR DESIGN FOR GOOD IN PARTNERSHIP WITH CHRISTIE'S NEW YORK
HENZEL STUDIO is pleased to announce the inclusion of Sanford Bigger's handcrafted rug in an upcoming auction (Q4); Design for good by ELLE DECOR in partnership with Christie's New York. Proceeds will benefit Housing Works, a New York City based non-profit fighting the twin crises of AIDS and homelessness. The rug is highlighted with a full-page feature in the March issue of ELLE DECOR written by Kate McGregor, photographed by Jens Mortensen, and styled by Laurel J. Benedum.
Extract: "I thought the material might be able to catch the nuances of the original drawing," he explains (Sanford Biggers). The finished hand-knotted, Persian weave rug, titled Ibeji (Duet), features twin carved figures from Yoruba culture that are thought to possess spiritual powers. As in the tradition with Henzel's ongoing artist series, Biggers received creative carte blanche. "The invited artists are free to disregard all design priciples and rules" says Joakim Andreasson, the program's curator. "It's essential for them to think of this as an artistic process rather than a design one."