“Kunstsammeln unterscheidet sich vom Kunstkauf – das Erwerben von Kunst prägt die Art und Weise, wie wir sehen, erkunden und leben.”
Alexandra Schafer, the driving force behind VELVENOIR and the international network. She brings her passion for contemporary art and hospitality into the company. Her 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.
“My passion for art – drives me to develop mesmerizing concepts with the team to exceed our client’s expectations.”
Claire Alliot Soto
Antonia Hoelke was initially foremost interested and active in the performing arts, however her Gap Year – which was enriched through travelling, language courses and first experiences in marketing – triggered an undeniably strong passion for the visual arts. Whilst being a current management student at the London School of Economics, she spends her available time attending private art talks, exhibitions and gallery openings. Antonia is intrigued by how the art market landscape will evolve with increasing social media usage, as she has met several artists from across the world as a result of these networks. Through her international up-bringing and cultural awareness, she is fascinated by the varying importance of art across sectors and regions.
Tiina Koivulahti, our partner for RECENART®, the European art research center in Finland. She and her team offer unique on-site, as well as portable, analytical services for the art world. RECENTART built on the infrastructure of the University of Jyväskylä, RECENART® has its foundation in the synergy of experienced art historians and innovative scientists. We provide concrete and unbiased research results about works of art, ceramics and archaeological objects.