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VELVENOIR, founded by Alexandra Schafer, is an international art consultancy and gallery working with an international network of art consultants, advisors and curators. From early on, the company has grown into a reputable, niche agency in the art world focusing on clients in the art and design industry. Through international collaborations, VELVENOIR and its network assist interior design firms as an in-house art consultancy. The network consistently works with talented international emerging and established artists, across a variety of residential, commercial and hospitality projects.
The network and VELVENOIR curate and share monthly art collections to supply interior designers and their clients with contemporary art. The shared vision behind VELVENOIR’s concept is to promote art as an experience that enriches and engages clients and art collectors in a different way. This has led VELVENOIR to partner with major development firms to add a unique and valuable experience in various properties as well as incorporating art assets into the design concept of private estates.
The VELVENOIR network aims at balancing the design concept of interior projects through a well-curated contemporary art collection, which reflects the client’s values. The vision behind the firm is to transform spaces into a personal experience, in sourcing and incorporating the art into the design concept with an international network backing up the entire process. This means clients and collectors can work directly with the art consultant on their project, whilst the network assists the consultant during the entire process to ensure an outstanding outcome that exceeds client expectations.

Read the latest features on VELVENOIR

Edisa from Disi Couture on our ART x INTERIOR exhibition: “Art and interior design at its best should have the appearance of being surrounded by the items and images you love. That’s why I feel it’s so important for anyone trying to make high quality interior design choices to become familiar with the best art so that you can choose the pieces that resonate the most with you. Very often we see wall art treated as an afterthought in interior design, but when chosen thoughtfully, the right wall art can complete the entire room. Dare we say it, but we think wall art matters most in interior design.”

The Team from COSHAMIE, met with Alexandra Schafer to discuss the importance of contemporary art placed within interiors –  “We are confident that this year’s ART x INTERIOR development is only the beginning, as it has the potential to expand into a truly global phenomenon. To find out more about VELVENOIR and their services in art consultancy and interiors – including the art concierge angle.”

Chloe Hines, from Liebe, Chloe, featured VELVENOIR and the ART x INTERIOR concept in her latest blog. “The current dilemma in interior design is receiving a service that encompasses all media and details. It’s good enough to choose a proper wall color, matching textiles and perfectly curated accessories – but there tends to be a lack of eye when it comes to choosing art. Whether these works of art fill the doctor’s office waiting room to ease the angst, mute the dull elevator music or bring conversation pieces into our personal spaces, making sure you’ve carefully considered and collected art for your lifestyle is one of the most overlooked aspects of completing an interior gesamtkunstwerk. Up until now, I saw this as both problematic and an incredibly lucrative niche within the market.Everyone – I found the answer.  Velvenoir – a full-scale art consultancy that provides perfectly curated artwork to both commercial and residential venues. Their network is highly competent, highly professional and reaches a vast global scale with clients covering almost every continent. By providing a deeper experience with art in properties around the world, they have also enhanced both the interior and architectural shell of each property they touch.”

ART X INTERIOR has been featured at the Australian Lifestyle Magazine est. “It’s a clever concept, and one that seems long overdue – how often have you been blown away by an incredible piece, only to worry whether it would fit out of the gallery context and in your space? By showing a range of artists and mediums in a ‘real world’ setting that is also aspirational, thoughtful and sophisticated, the concept is sure to make the decision easier for many aspiring art-lovers.”

Einzigartig, zeitlos, trendbewusst: Ausstellung zeitgenössischer Kunst bei STEININGER.

Beim Eröffnungsabend von ART X INTERIOR trafen sich Kunst- und Designinteressierte, um im Ambiente des STEININGER Schauraums eine einzigartige Symbiose von raumgestaltenden Installationen, Interior Design, Malerei, exklusiven Küchen und Fotografie zu erleben.