The Velvet Cell is an independent photobook publisher with a specific focus on projects that explore urbanism, architecture and our modern way of living in cities.

It was established in London in 2011 by Irish-born photographer Éanna de Fréine.

The Velvet Cell is based in Berlin, Germany. It was formerly based in London (2011-2012), Taipei (2013-2014) and Osaka (2015-2017).

To date we have published over seventy books, with a blend between up and coming and established photographers such as Peter Bialobrzeski, Toshio Shibata, Greg Girard and Alexander Gronsky.