Behnood Javaherpour was born in Tehran Iran. As a child, Behnood grew up in a household of creativity and colour – hence his passion for art and design developed very early on in his life. Drawing and painting became second nature to him and he loved his little sketch book where he used to take everywhere with him. He spent his primary school years in Tehran and learnt about the different materials and fabrics from his dad’s trade. Behnood fell in love with the world of textiles and fabrics and started doing collage boards with different coloured materials to make garments for his sketches.
Behnood always had a special eye for art and was very curious and observant of the art around him. His grandfather would take him to museums from a very early young age. He started to develop his passion for art as he grew into a teenager and believed strongly that he can have a major influence in this industry. He believed that due to socio-economic situation, Iranians were limited in their choices of art and that they became very distant and estranged with the world of art. He wanted to change that and the only way to do it was to master the industry through knowledge and experience.
Behnood moved to Italy at the age of 17 and whilst studying, he also started working with the local art collectors learning the trade during his vacations. This experience was a huge learning curve for Behnood as he was able to learn the tricks of the trade first hand and gain the confidence to identify unique art pieces. He started buying and selling art and Iranian art textiles and this became a full time job after he finished his high school. Behnood managed to save money and funded his further education at the Politecnico di Milano where he studied International Business and then later he went on to Instituto Marangoni to continue his passion and enthusiasm for fashion and Art.
Behnood extended his passion further by getting involved in the art world where he collaborated with famous artists from the Iranian Art World.
Behnoode Foundation was established in 2016 by its founder Behnood Javaherpour who is an art collector, curator and researcher.
Behnood passion for Iranian art lead him to become an art researcher and curator specializing in Iranian artists.
His unique eye for observing art paintings lead him to oversee art exhibitions in galleries and museums around the world, promoting Iranian artists. Behnood is instrumental in selecting art pieces that are showcasing globally. He carefully selects the art pieces alongside the artists to ensure its success, creating iconic art collections. Trail blazing his way through the art world Behnood is a force to be reckoned with.
Iranian art is gaining widespread popularity and Behnood has been an instrumental part of that journey. His expertise is becoming a very powerful voice in the art world.
The Behnoode foundation is focused on both established and emerging Iranian artists and is dedicated to ensure that each piece of art work is sold through art fairs, fashion collaborations and to art enthusiasts around the world.
Behnoode Foundation is committed to expanding the art experience by developing an art community where artists can showcase their work and inspire others on their creative journey.
Behnood is a passionate philanthropist who supports children charities in Nepal, Kashan Iran and Africa by building state of the art education academies for under privileged children.