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Agent or representative sought to distribute the artwork of well-known Slovenian designer under commercial agency and distribution services agreements

Country of origin:
Country: 
SLOVENIA
Opportunity:
External Id: 
BOSI20200306002
Published
06/03/2020
Last update
23/03/2020
Expiration date
17/03/2021

Keywords

Partner keyword: 
Other leisure and recreational products and services
Clothing, shoes and accessories (including jewellery)
Other Consumer Related (not elsewhere classified)
Non-specialised wholesale trade
Other retail sale of new goods in specialised stores
Artistic creation
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Summary

Summary: 
A Slovenian company specializing in handmade artworks of high quality and originality by internationally recognized Slovenian designer is looking to commercialize its products internationally. Products to be marketed include decorative and designer household goods made of wood, ceramics, porcelain, glass, metal, silver. Cooperation is sought under commercial agency agreements or distribution services agreements.

Description

Description: 

A Slovenian company that represents internationally recognized Slovenian artist and designer is looking for agents, representatives and distributors to commercialize its designer products and artworks internationally. Products to be marketed consist of sculptures and unique designer pieces manufactured from wood (mirrors, chairs, tables); original cups and bowls from ceramics and porcelain; designer glasses, plates and bowls; jewelry (necklaces, bracelets, pendants, pins). The collection consists of products that are ideal for personal, business and protocol gifts.

The artist is a leading figure in contemporary Slovenian art. He is also recognized as a leading artist on the contemporary art scene in Central Europe. His products were exhibited at individual and collective exhibitions all over the world, for instance in prestigious locations and well-known art galleries in Copenhagen, Essen, Geneva, Haag, Jerusalem, London, Venice and in several cities in the US and elsewhere.

For more than 30 years, the products of the Slovenian artist have been given as protocol gifts to international political representatives and outstanding politicians (e.g. presidents, ministers, royal families) and to outstanding religious personalities (the Pope, the Dalai Lama, Mother Teresa).

The cooperation with the agent-representative would be based on commercial agency agreements or distribution services agreements.

Advantages & innovations

Cooperation plus value: 
Advantages of the offer: • more than 60 years of artistic endeavors with numerous awards and recognitions; • more than 20 years of company’s presence on the market; • all products are exclusively handmade by Slovenian master craftsmen; • timeless design – based on many years of research and with specific technological procedures being applied to the products; • all products are made of natural materials, such as porcelain, ceramics, glass, wood, metal, bronze and stone; • products contain elements from the Slovenian and world cultural heritage and reinvent them in original ways, which provide new meanings when introduced into new settings and cultural frameworks; • the art products have deeper symbolic meanings, which provides them with an extra added value; • each work of art is accompanied with a certificate of originality, explaining the symbolic meaning of the product; • products are suitable for furnishing elegant living environments – private houses, as well as public spaces or business places.

Stage of development

Cooperation stage dev stage: 
Already on the market

Partner sought

Cooperation area: 
The ideal partner would be an agent, representative or distributor, active in the commercialization of art products and artworks. In either case, the partner should be able to effectively cooperate and timely communicate with the Slovenian company or its home representative/curator. Commercial agency agreements and distribution services agreements are the preferred types of cooperation. The role of the partner would be to effectively collaborate by representing, marketing and promoting the art products of the Slovenian artist/designer, and sell them to private collectors, art shops, interior designers or decorators, business firms as part of their private collection, and to well-known collecting institutions. The ideal partner should have a proven expertise about the functioning of contemporary arts markets, and should be professionally trained to operate on such markets. He/she should be able to adequately represent the artwork and products of the Slovenian artist by stressing its uniqueness on these markets and, on the other hand, by adequately assessing acquisition offers. A thorough interest in Slovenian (or Central-European) art would be an advantage. Experience in international arts management and the ability to master latest cultural policies are viewed favorably.

Type and size

Cooperation task: 
SME 11-50,SME <10,251-500