How interior designers buy art?

3 October, 2021 Johnathon Latson 6

Answers (6):

    14 October, 2021

    1) When it is time to buy artwork or accessories for a client's interior design project, the first stop may be their preferred gallery. A personal call to the gallery will usually turn up some pieces which are of interest initially, confirmed by quality images of them on-line. Galleries often offer something totally new or different for each show so that an up-to-the minute variety of artist's work is available to clients. 2) Phone calls might also yield mention of artists whose work is being shown in various galleries around town.

    14 October, 2021

    Designers buy art for several reasons. Sometimes designers need to fill in bare wall space. Other times, they want to create a focal point or redirect the viewer's gaze. Designers usually look for work that references their own style, complements other pieces in the room, and/or is on trend with current design trends. Designers also identify artists who are masters of using scale well, effectively placement in an installation setting, and materials that complement the décor while still being awe-inspiring at the same time--qualities critical when trying to either draw attention or create ambiance within a living space.

    14 October, 2021

    The main reason professional interior designers buy art is for the same reasons that many people buy it. Interior designers are looking for artwork to complement their design scheme, which leads to the art being purchased for purely aesthetic purposes. For example, if someone is redoing a beach themed room, they may purchase seashells or starfish artwork. If they were designing a garden or something outdoors-y, say an English garden or maybe camping, then watercolor paintings of nature scenes would be appropriate. Every space dictates different needs in terms of what type of art would look best in them which is why you don't see the same style of furniture and decorative pieces inside every store.

    14 October, 2021

    Don't they just go to a gallery and buy whatever they like? There's an art to the selection process. Knowing artists, knowing what will sell in your store for years to come is how we do it. We're never going to tell you our trade secrets but we do require at least six months notice when buying with intent to resell in case one of our pieces that's in-stock doesn't sell like we need it in order for us stay afloat and pay the bills! This is not how the question was phrased so this answer does not fulfill guidelines.

    14 October, 2021

    A buyer who is not qualified to purchase art is often referred to as a "dealer". A dealer may consult with an interior designer or curator for output on ideas and trends. Not all designers buy their own art work, so it's helpful to have another expert involved. Interior designers are more likely than not looking for art that will suit both the current culture of their work space, but also be flexible in the future should they need to remove or add other elements or furnishings. For this reason there are many styles an artist may choose from - who knows if one day your paintings will be covering up hideous wallpaper?

    14 October, 2021

    For interior designers to buy art for clients, they first have to take into consideration the will of their client. They also need to hear what their client's thoughts are on it and see who they want as pictures of. If the client knows something about art (if he or she has knowledge of specific artists), then the designer should ask which artist is his favorite. If the designer does not know what kind of new outfit that person likes, then he or she can try asking for advice from other people about advice. Then again, if the person does not like anything (and noticing this by seeing them immediately getting angry noticing an artwork), then be quiet and put it away with care before the person becomes angry at him or her.