Banque Syz has inaugurated its new office in Geneva at 1 quai des Bergues, a space designed as a contemporary art museum, where art from the Syz family collection is exhibited.
"I would be delighted to present our guests with this exceptional space, which perfectly illustrates the passion for art that my wife and I have shared for years. Bringing the fruit of our work and our private collection together under one roof is an accomplishment that gives us immense joy each time we come here," said Eric Syz, founder of Syz Group.
Upon entrance, visitors will find themselves in a gallery of sculptures and artwork arranged at the centre of a large atrium. The central part of the building offers an immersive vertical view of the six-storey architecture which showcases the 300 works and designer furniture pieces from Mr and Mrs Syz’s contemporary art collection.
Creations from major artists of the past few decades, including Roman Signer, John Armleder, Wade Guyton, Cindy Sherman, John Baldessari, Louise Lawler, Sturtevant and Rosemarie Trockel are found across the building's six floors.
Founded in Geneva in 1996, Syz is a Swiss banking group, which focuses exclusively on asset management via two business lines: high-end private banking and institutional asset management.