Aïnu is a fine art services company providing expert and personalized services for museums, galleries, artists, private collectors and luxury brands. With more than 15 years of experience, our company is focused on developing and using creative, reliable, durable and discrete mountmaking techniques.
Our headquarters is based in Aubervilliers, one step away from Paris, France. Our 1,600m² workshops comprise dedicated studios for mountmaking, restoration, mannequin-making, framing, photography and storage. To better answer our North American customers’ demand, we also have a branch in New York.
Our mission ?
“Develop, provide & spread the best practices in crafted museum services”
As Aïnu grows, it has become important to define the values from which we develop our culture. These are the three core values that we live by, our philosophy.
CRAFTSMANSHIP – Doing what we love and doing it right
Craftsmanship is at the heart of our business. We all work to develop mastery, have a crazy passion for betterment and are obsessed by the quality of our work. We give the same attention to the smallest details as we do to the largest.
PASSION – Care beyond the ordinary
We care beyond the ordinary for our clients. For our projects. For our staff. For details. Our reputation of providing insanely good service is our pride. We’ve earned it through the years and have no plans to give it up. We expect the unexpected.
LEAD – Don’t follow
In everything we do, we strive for innovation. We try to solve your problems holistically, and always go the extra mile. We look at problems from different perspectives and find effective, simple and safe solutions.
SUSTAINABILITY - Our commitment to the environment
Sustainable development is a crucial issue, both individually and collectively. At our level, we are committed to minimizing our impact on the environment. Particular care is taken in the choice of our materials and suppliers, in the treatment of our waste as well as in our means of transport for our various missions.
At Aïnu, we are building a positive team of compassionate people who take pride in their work. Our team of uniquely talented creative thinkers and craftspeople from all over the world brings all its collective know-how, passion and competence to the projects we are entrusted with.
We have a strong family spirit and have a fundamental belief in our people and their abilities. We promote natural leadership, where people morph their role over time to match their skills. And work hard at maximizing a safe and healthy environment where creativity can flourish and where our people can grow every day.
Over the years we have worked with many great organizations, museums, luxury brands, artists, galleries and private collectors. We are grateful and proud of the relationships we have with our clients and work hard to do right by them.
Our network of consultants and craftspeople enables us to take on large-scale projects with complex production needs, as well as providing ideal solutions for smaller projects. No matter the scale of the brief, we put the right team forward for your project. We are confident in providing expert advice adapted to a variety of budgets and challenges. Here is a selection of clients we are trusted by.