THIS IS US
At VELVENOIR, we share the power of contemporary art with the people we work with. Contemporary art is powerful, inspiring, inviting and engaging. Art moves, questions and is a reflection of the space we live, work, stay and play in.
This is what drives us, as an international art consultancy. Our offices are based in Salzburg and Vienna, however we travel to where our clients are, working both in situ and remotely on all our residential and hospitality projects. Since 2014, we have dedicated ourselves to shining a light on the world’s contemporary art scene geared with a collective expertise and know-how to build art collections for the future with the main focus to inspire, connect and engage people daily.
BECAUSE ART MAKES A DIFFERENCE
WE ARE AT YOUR SERVICE
From the beginning, we have been devoted to sourcing, curating, procuring and building meaningful art collections. Each project, concept or private collection we embark on is uniquely tailored to suit your space. In articulating your unique vision, we partner with carefully selected and progressive art, hospitality, and communication experts, working alongside with them in every part of the process — from initial ideation to installation and workshops to enable your team to tell the story of your collection in any space.
WHAT ELSE TO KNOW
When Alexandra Schafer founded VELVENOIR, she merged a passion for contemporary art with her background in the high-end hospitality sphere. Her entire approach has been formed through these past experiences, and has supported her desire to nurture artistic practice while working with her collectors and clients on a personal level.
What do we mean by hospitality – and how does it fit into the fast-paced contemporary artworld? Hospitality for us is all about connecting with people. We are at your service, going above and beyond to find your perfect blue-chip piece, building a strong art collection with your vision in mind but also offering bold and outside the box art concepts and strategies for luxury hospitality and commercial spaces with a story behind them.
WHO ARE WE – BEHIND VELVENOIR
Proud to call ourselves an international collective, we encompass a diverse and interdisciplinary team of fine arts experts and professionals joining us from different fields. A passion for international collaborations has led to work with the best-in-class experts across the globe, who share our belief of the unique connection original art can contribute to a property and space. This has allowed us to access hidden gems, offer different perspectives and add cultural influences and ideas to any of our projects, regardless where its location.
Our collective encompasses museums curators, art advisors, art writers, visual artists, leading gallerists, museum framers, art handlers, art insurances and restoration and valuation experts.
It’s a combination of know-how in the art market, nurturing artist and gallery relationships, building connections and telling stories. See, a curated art concept or collection for any space is a powerful thing. If done right, it engages interaction, inspires people and invites dialogue. Whether you are a private collector, interior designer, property developer, or in the high-end hospitality sector, art is all about creating a narrative.
It’s about telling your story, through the art that inspire you. So why not let us take you on this journey with us? Because we can assure you, it really is a journey worth taking.
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“Art moves, questions and is a reflection of the space we live, work, stay and play in. And as an international art consultancy, this is what drives us.”