Tom of Finland
Henzel Studio Heritage: Tom of Finland, 1978 / 2015 Hand Knotted Rug
Henzel Studio Heritage: Tom of Finland, 1978 / 2015
Hand Knotted Rug. Limited Edition and Numbered.
100% New Zealand Wool and Silk
Made to order. Please expect 18 weeks for delivery.
A hand knotted rug, entirely woven by hand over the course of ve months, depicts one of Tom of Finland’s most iconic works of a “leather man” wearing a cap. The drawing was made as a study for the visual identity of the gay leather bar TOM’S SALOON, the only place Tom lent his name to. Made with comparable intricacy as the original drawing,
it is free form and in select areas enhanced with silk to add shine and replicate the effect of polished leather.
Available in the below sizes:
- 75 X 84.5 INCHES / 190 X 220 CM
- 84.5 X 94.5 INCHES / 215 X 240 CM
- 98 X 114 INCHES / 250 X 290 CM
Custom sizes available upon request. Please email us at email@example.com for inquiries.
Shipping included in price
Handmade in Nepal
Produced by Henzel Studio
Part of the proceeds benefit Tom of Finland Foundation
Henzel Studio’s ethos is based on the artistic practice of Calle Henzel, founder and creative director. Over the past twenty 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 luxury rug brands in the world. The organic and artistic process of Calle Henzel has been the driving force in the development of Henzel Studio’s designs. He has over the years in an un-compromised fashion challenged the traditional conventions of subject matter, shape, finishings and special treatments as a result of painstaking research that includes vintage treatments, intricate surface compositions and even natural erosion – methodologies that further blur the distinction between art and design. Under the curation of Joakim Andreasson, Calle Henzel has collaborated with some of the most prominent names in contemporary art and artists foundations including Tom of Finland Foundation and The Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts. Since the launch of 'Henzel Studio Collaborations' at Barneys New York Madison Avenue in 2014 during Frieze Art Fair, Henzel Studio has developed art rugs with over thirty contemporary artists including Richard Prince, Helmut Lang, Jack Pierson, Nan Goldin, Scott Campbell, Richard Phillips, Marilyn Minter, Mickalene Thomas and Anselm Reyle. Via 'Henzel Studio Heritage' extensive collections have also been developed in collaboration with artist estates, that to date include Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts and Tom of Finland Foundation.