VELVENOIR is an international art consultancy focusing on the contemporary art market – globally. Established in 2014 by Alexandra Schafer – the team behind VELVENOIR consists of art curators and consultants specialized in different fields – sharing resources, expertise and long-built relationships with artists, galleries and collectors to allow a smooth, efficient and client centric approach tailored to private collectors, clients, interior projects and hospitality developments.
WHAT DRIVES US
We believe, contemporary art from career and indigenous artist is for everyone and we made it our mission to contribute to the deconstruction of the belief that “Art just decorates the walls!” For us, Original Art has a remarkable effect on people’s live – from the aesthetic to the growing financial value – at VELVENOIR we pride ourselves to guide our clients with years of experiences, know-how, strong built relationships within the art world, resources and passion for contemporary art – both from the primary and secondary art market.
WHAT WE DO
Our goal is to change the perception of how to live, work, collect and experience contemporary art. Therefore, we handle each enquiry from already existing or new clients – personally and confidentially. Understanding our clients; their wishes, requirements, lifestyle and already existing art collection, artist and artwork preferences, forms the foundation of our work. Our entire approach consists of six phases in which we guide our clients from the initial art consultation, art concept / collection direction, artwork suggestions, art acquisition and negotiations, procurement, framing to on-site supervision of installing the art professionally and documentations. Those six phase are central to us and the way we work with our clients in the hospitality, corporate and private sector at a global level.