Behind the gift | Spacey Studios
Co Founder - CEO
As many of us are spending much more time in our homes, we have a new appreciation for the walls we live within and the space we inhabit. Whether you left your one bedroom flat for more space in the countryside or reinvented the space you for our current reality — things have shifted.
One company that is helping us do our white walls justice is fine art platform Space Studios. This platform has taken the mystery and confusion out of collecting art and created a simple and direct line to some amazing emerging artists. While art can be a daunting consumer category, it can be an even more daunting for gifts! However, when executed correctly it makes for a poetic emblem of love and gratitude or a specific time in one’s life.
So you might be wondering who is behind this innovative business — that would be the one and only Kate Hoffman. This fearless female founder has stepped into a historically complicated and mystified industry with a mission to democratise it, both for the emerging artist and emerging collector.
Although Kate studied art in university, she wasn’t aware of how confusing it the art world might be for new collectors, until she became one herself! When she had an apartment of her own and walls to fill with art, she didn’t know where to start, so she created the solution.
In her words:
“I have always been mesmerized by the art world, I like the idea that art can tell a story — I started Spacey because I didn’t see the power of storytelling brought to life in the art world. People are made to feel intimidated by art, making them afraid to talk and share art — it’s so stifling! So I found myself seeking other storytelling media in the first part of my career: I interned at editorial companies like InStyle Mag, I worked for new media brands like Refinery29, I produced television… but I was always hoping to come back to art. My mom worked as a museum docent when I was younger, and it was such a gift to have her share charismatic stories about art with us. It taught me that art has the power to connect people and create conversation like no other product or platform.”
In a nutshell, Spacey Studios curates fine art by top emerging artists at a price you can afford and trust. We are here to help you live with art you love.
What we love most about Spacey is that they also partner with up and coming artists to do create commissioned pieces! These make the most wonderful gifts because they commemorate a time, a feeling, or a place so beautifully. Art truly connects us and a commissioned art piece as a gift is the ultimate emblem of that connection.
And what’s even more delightful, is that they have been so kind to partner with us and pass along a 10% discount to our members! Chat to us in Emblem if you are interested in working with Spacey on a curated piece!