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Passion meets professionalism

“Collecting art is different to just buying art – acquiring art cultivates the way we see, explore and live.”

We recognize, each project is unique therefore we provide comprehensive project management for our clients. Over the years, we have built professional relationships with artists, galleries,art consultants and art dealers across the world. Through our international network, we are able to offer various mediums, based on understanding and appreciation of each artist’s individual practice.

From budgeting and concept planning to procurement and installation, VELVENOIR and its network of art consultants is a comprehensive art consultancy firm focusing on enchanting exceptional residential, commercial and hospitality interior designs with well-conceived and fully realized art collections. Independent art consultancy firms around the world, working together on various international projects to ensure the work is met beyond client´s expectations. Each partner brings in an exceptional expertise, know-how and passion for art.

(c) Merten Riesner_Alexandra Schafer

Alexandra brings her passion for art, travelling, interior design, hospitality and extensive background to every aspect of her work.
She grew up in Salzburg, Austria. Within the last 6 years, she studied and worked 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.

Alexandra Schafer
Managing Director / Art Consultant
Eva Leopoldi _ Velvenoir PR

“My passion for art – drives me to develop mesmerizing concepts with the team to exceed our client’s expectations.”

Eva Leopoldi
PR Manager
Merten Riesner

Our in-house photographer Merten Riesner, loves his job. Each project, he adds his knowledge, passion and attention to detail in each image. He lives for what Velvenoir stands for and loves the various concepts designed by the team and capture them with his unique perspective – to make each art and interior stand out of his image.


Merten Riesner
Interior/Architecture In-house Photographer