Sofia Storage Centers provide fine art and antique storage in NYC to dealers, collectors and artists. Several customers have commented favorably that our warehouses are a suitable environment for their works of art. Sofia Storage customizes client’s rooms to meet their needs. Art dealers favor the natural materials used in the the construction of our vaults. We preserve the vaults’ terra cotta walls with high quality silicate that penetrates the walls’ substrate forming a micro-porous breathable coating that is air permeable but highly water resistant.
In addition these special coatings protect against pollution, algae, mold, acid rain and carbonation. The economics of successful fine art and antique dealing generally depends on fast turnover of products via high visibility retail space in Manhattan. Inventory is stored in lower cost off-site storage. Certain art and antique dealers alternatively chose to store in one of our white-walled premium coated rooms or vaults. They photograph all the pieces in storage and market them electronically, reducing costs and increasing turnover. At the same time the rooms provide protection for their works of art.