At the Salone del Mobile furniture show in Milan, the Swedish handmade rug company Henzel Studio is teasing show-goers with its new collection of walkable art. The collaborators are a stellar bunch, artists and designers who include Helmut Lang (whose rug resembles his ongoing fashion-as-art shredded sculptures), Anselm Reyle, Richard Prince, Juergen Teller, Assume Vivid Astro Focus, Scott Campbell, Marilyn Minter, and Jack Pierson.
Each art rug takes five months to hand-weave in Tibet using centuries-old techniques. Clearly this is high-end stuff, costing more than you can imagine, probably. Following the preview at Salone del Mobile, the debut collection will launch at Barneys New York during the Frieze Art Fair (May 9 - 12), while the pieces by Helmut Lang and Anselm Reyle will go on view at Milan’s Temporary Museum for New Design (April 8 - 13).
Helmut Lang, Untitled, 2013
Anselm Reyle, Untitled, 2012
Richard Prince, 1-234-567-8910, 2013
Mickalene Thomas, Candy Crush, 2013
AVAF, Ancient Visions Always Freeze, 2013
Leo Gabin, Thirsty Thursday, 2013
Linder Sterling, Linderama, 2014
Jack Pierson, Untitled, 2013
Scott Campbell, Lonely, 2013