Kunstwarenhaus means Art space warehouse, and like its sister space in Beverly Hills, owned by Zurich owner Oliver Muenchow’s sister, the theme is “cheap art at hot prices.” Put in more Swiss terms, affordable original art for people who normally wouldn’t go to a gallery.
In addition to being a gorgeous light filled modern space on an otherwise quiet block in the Enge neighborhood filled with a few cafes and banks, Kunstwarenhaus also holds events such as our very own Girl Night Out and the upcoming SpeedHating Event. Yes, speedhating, for those tired with the platitudes of speed dating, instead current events are chosen, and we all get to vent about how much we hate them while maybe meeting a new friend or more.
The art is all contemporary, abstract, urban, photo or pop and ranges in price from just 3 francs for a postcard to CHF 4,500. The artists are from all over the world, some already well known, some attempting their first steps in the international art market.
Just two years old, Kunstwarenhaus also has some very modern business practices. If you are unsure of how a piece may look in your flat, you can borrow the piece for up to a week to get a real feel. Art consultants will even go to your home and help you choose where to place the piece, for no charge.
High sellers are Bernhard Zimmer’s fabulous abstract works, and Swiss Marion Duschletta’s Zurich montages. You can also order customized pieces from global artists which is very rare at an affordable price. Curator and manager, Daniela Oswald says her goal is always happy customers, and that the store is a labor of love.
The staff is young, hip and friendly, and the brand and space are as crisp and clean as their eye for art.
PS. The Expat Card holders receive a special discount