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Internationally acclaimed Slovenian designer producing unique artworks looking for products commercialization in Japan and Switzerland under commercial agency and distribution services agreements.

Country of origin:
Country: 
SLOVENIA
Opportunity:
External Id: 
BOSI20200220001
Published
20/02/2020
Last update
23/03/2020
Expiration date
27/02/2021

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
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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 on the Japanese and Swiss markets. 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, who is also a well-known designer, is looking to commercialize his products on the Japanese and Swiss markets. 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; jewellery (necklaces, bracelets, pendants, pins). The company offers products that are ideal for personal, business and protocol gifts.

The artist is a leading figure in contemporary Slovenian art, and 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.

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. the President of the European Parliament, the Prime Ministers of Canada, Italy and Japan, the Federal Chancellor of Germany, the President of the Russian Federation, the President of the USA) and to outstanding religious personalities (the Pope, the Dalai Lama, Mother Teresa).

The company is seeking cooperation under commercial agency agreements and distribution services agreements in order to commercialize its products abroad. The offer is limited to Japan and Switzerland as these markets are prized for their robustness in terms of arts markets.

Advantages & innovations

Cooperation plus value: 
Advantages of the offer: - more than 60 years of artistic endeavours 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 numerous 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; - 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 public or business places.

Stage of development

Cooperation stage dev stage: 
Already on the market

Partner sought

Cooperation area: 
The company is looking for art galleries and intermediaries specialized in marketing original arts products and able to target international arts collectors in Japan and Switzerland. The role of the partner will be to effectively collaborate by marketing and promoting the products of the Slovenian artist/designer, and sell them to private collectors and well-known collecting institutions. Commercial agency agreements and distribution services agreements are the preferred types of cooperation. Under the first option, the collaborating partner will represent the Slovenian artist/designer on the Japanese and Swiss markets, based on a fiduciary relationship. Under the second option, the original products designed by the Slovenian artist will be sold and marketed on the Japanese market, the Swiss market, or both. The ideal partner should have an advanced expertise with regards to the functioning of contemporary arts markets as well as proven experience in operating on such markets. It should be able to adequately represent the Slovenian designer by stressing its uniqueness on these markets and, on the other hand, by adequately assessing potential acquisition offers. The company will be able to timely communicate with the Slovenian company. Experience in international arts management and the ability to master cultural policies are highly desired. A thorough interest in Slovenian (or Central-European) art will be an advantage.

Type and size

Cooperation task: 
SME 11-50,SME <10,SME 51-250

Dissemination

Dissemination sector group : 
Dissemination preferred : 
Japan, Switzerland