EXPANDING THE VELVENOIR INTERNATIONAL NETWORK - INTRODUCING NEW EXPERTS WHO JOINED OUR NETWORK
Art Consultancy firm VELVENOIR and it’s respective international network continue to grow rapidly and have thus, recently welcomed five additional members on board – Enrico Cavaliere, Magdalena Pieper and Desislava Eick, Miller Gaffney and Alexandra Ray – each one a skillful advisor within their distinct field.
The VELVENOIR Network is designed as a collaborative environment in which the members – ranging from art consultants to curators, reach out to each other to exceed the expectations of their client’s project. The symbiotic relationship between individuals allows them to interweave not only their knowledge and expertise within the art-world but allows the development of an exclusive, carefully selected accessible art collection. VELVENOIR strongly believes this synergetic work is pivotal to establishing exceptional project outcomes, as clients are instantly directed to their most useful point of contact. Additionally, establishing curated art collections enables easy access to authentic pieces of art which may encourage aspiring collectors and helps designers tremendously to offer everything from one source with experts backing up the entire process.
One of the new members, Enrico Cavaliere, is a Blue-Chip & Old Master Consultant based in London and Italy, and has had extensive exposure in the art world. He has established himself to be one of the go-to people for artworks ranging from the Old Masters period (17-18th century) to the Post-War Period.
“I was immediately caught by the vision which inspired Alexandra and that subsequently led her to establish Velvenoir…I genuinely believe that such a business model is destined to become stronger and grow exponentially over time and I am simply thrilled to be part of it already!“ – Enrico Cavaliere, Founder of Hippeus Art Brokerage
Magdalena Pieper who has likewise joined the Network is an Austrian Dubai-based design and art consultant – specialising in creating corporate interior experiences. Magdalena is completely in sync with the VELVENOIR’s philosophy – fusing art and design to create unique environments. Her 15 years of building invaluable know-how in this creative sector, has now become a powerful asset to VELVENOIR’s international network.
“’Amplifying the great.’ – The vision of VN to transform spaces into authentic and personal experiences is completely aligned with my personal philosophy how to create spaces and experiences in a future-oriented context.” – Magdalena Pieper, Design and Art Consultant in Dubai
Desislava Eick is an independent advisor for collecting and placing art. She has been involved in developing innovative international collaborations– such as interdisciplinary art projects and institutional co-operations in the arts sector. With her expertise, she brings over 20 years of international experience and networking into the VELVENOIR community
“After meeting Alexandra Schafer in Salzburg I felt positive we share the same values in terms of inspirational and loyal collaboration within a great team of international experts to bring exceptional and exclusive art concepts to our clients.” – Desislava Eick, Indepedant Art Advisor and Consultant
Specializing in comprehensive international art advisory services, Miller Gaffney and her team provide art-world expertise and financial insights to a collection process. Based in Southern Carolina, she is a certified member of the Appraisers Association of America and is a licensed auctioneer.
“I am honored to join Velvenoir’s experienced international network of curators, art consultants, outstanding artists and interior designers. I look forward to partnering with Velvenoir and working on diverse projects involving every aspect of collecting and creating complete signature interiors. I share Velvenoir’s vision for imparting to collectors, interior designers and aspiring collectors the importance of buying original artwork from established and emerging career artists. I bring to the team an extensive range of expertise within various disciplines in the art, hospitality and design world.” – Miller Gaffney
After receiving two prestigious art-related degrees, Alexandra Ray began focusing on projects in which contemporary art was integrated into corporate, as well as residential, spaces. She has been responsible for art acquisitions both in Europe and the USA. Alexandra Ray Art Advisory, which she founded in 2006, is largely focused on European Contemporary Art and emerging American art.
„As an art consultant operating from a smaller art market in San Francisco, than lets say NY, I want to be able to bring a wider pool of selection for my discerning clients. Working with Velvenoir has solved that. Accessing art is easier and efficient through Velvenoir’s expert services and gives my clients more to choose from. I believe that together we have more support to produce a great job. I have been blown away by the speed, efficiency and progressive thinking of working with Velvenoir and in a business where time sensitivity matters in the art world this means alot to me. I am thrilled to be a part of the Velvenoir network!“ – Alexandra Ray, Managing Director Alex Ray Art Advisory San Francisco
VELVENOIR IS AN INTERNATIONAL ART CONSULTANCY, ADVISORY AND GALLERY – WORKING WITH A GLOBAL NETWORK OF EXPERTS ON VARIOUS INTERNATIONAL HOSPITALITY, COMMERCIAL AND RESIDENTIAL PROJECTS.
WE are committed to making a difference in interior design, hospitality and commercial projects, by building valuable art collections that serve not only to enrich the experience and perception of a space but also as financial assets.
WE are dedicated to guiding clients through every stage of this process, and with the passion and knowledge, of our team and network of international experts, we aim to create unique art experiences to differentiate the property from others as well as make art accessible at a global level.
WE understand the way in which contemporary art pieces strike a dialogue with guests and designed interiors and help define a unique brand identity that reflects the values, philosophy, and concept of a hotel firm or organization.
Founded in the heart of Salzburg, Austria, by Alexandra Schafer, with the vision to transform spaces into a personal experience by sourcing and displaying original contemporary artwork, with the support and advice of expert consultants. The company has continued to grow internationally and developed itself as a niche agency that focuses on clients in the art, real estate, interior design and hospitality industry. VELVENOIR and its international network seek to develop and execute an art concept that inspires and engages clients through contemporary art. The VELVENOIR network and its resources are truly unique in the world of art. Our network of international and independent art consultants and advisors are dedicated to guiding clients through every stage of this process, and with their passion and knowledge, exceeding all expectations.