Alexandra Schafer, the driving force behind the international network of VELVENOIR. She brings her passion for contemporary art and hospitality into the company. Alexandra Schafer grew up in Salzburg, Austria and has been travelling with her family throughout her childhood before studying and working within the event & hospitality industry in London and Sydney. Alexandra´s exposure to richly diverse cultures informs her entire approach and unique ability to translate each client´s desire into a tailored art collection proposed by her and her team. She gained invaluable experiences and insights throughout her years living in London and Sydney and brings those unique elements and inspirations within her work today. Throughout the years, she worked for companies such as Four Seasons, David Jones, Merivale, HSBC, Sportsworld, The Star Sydney and many other boutique hotels. A clear understanding and passion for international collaborations have led Alexandra to partner with the best in class experts across the globe, who share believe that there is a unique connection only original art can contribute to the property! A network, which allows her to bring in experts when needed but also supports her to curate and grow the outstanding art collection VELVENOIR has to offer for their international partners and clients. Now, VELVENOIR offers an international network, individual firms working on various projects and whenever required each firm partners within the network, to ensure an outstanding outcome for all our projects. The network, consist from art consultants, advisors to curators that are based in various countries, but their passion for art has brought them together, to create a unique art experience for hospitality, commercial and clients around the world.