Helmut Lang and Other Artists and Designers Are Making High-End Rugs

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

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