Galerie kreo focuses on the production of limited edition design works in collaboration with the most important contemporary designers. Since 2009 the gallery specialises in rare and exceptional vintage lights from the 1940s to the 1980s.
The gallery opened in Paris in 1999, in the special contemporary art area called «Louise Weiss» and relocated in the heart of Saint-Germain des Prés in 2008. In 2014 kreo opened a second space in the Mayfair in London.
Galerie kreo first defines itself as a “laboratory-space“ dedicated to producing contemporary works created exclusively for the gallery by luminaries such as Ronan & Erwan Bouroullec, Barber and Osgerby, Pierre Charpin, Naoto Fukasawa, Jaime Hayon, Konstantin Grcic, Hella Jongerius, Alessandro Mendini, Jasper Morrison, Marc Newson, Martin Szekely, Studio Wieki Somers etc… Works by these designers are part of many of the most important private collections, as well as the most prominent museums in the world.
Alongside its commitment to contemporary design, the gallery gradually began to focus on historic Italian and French lights – this being one of Didier Krzentowski’s passions and field of expertise.
Galerie kreo’s large selection of vintage lights includes pieces by Gino Sarfatti as well as Tito Agnoli, Jacques Biny, Pierre Guariche, Jean-Boris Lacroix, Angelo Lelli, Robert Mathieu, Guiseppe Ostuni, Pierre Paulin and Vittoriano Vigano, among others.