Galerie Kreo founders Didier And Clémence Krzentowski filled their Paris apartment with incredible works of art by artist friends and the designers they champion through their influential showroom. For instance, Clémence and Didier Krzentowski have a Christmas tree standing at the center of the living room — all year round: a metal sculpture by Philippe Parreno, who playfully titled it Fraught Times: For Eleven Months of the Year It’s an Artwork and in December It’s Christmas.
The Krzentowskis have cultivated their eclectic decor piece by piece. “We don’t like a total look,” Clémence says. “We love things with stories, that are beautiful or interesting.” Like the table lamps that midcentury designer Gino Sarfatti created to light neckties on a shop counter; an Alessandro Mendini checkerboard-framed mirror; artist Tatiana Trouvé’s granite boulder sculpture, embedded with padlocks and made especially for the couple. “It’s like we have secrets in the stone,” Clémence says.
Didier and Clémence Krzentowski of Galerie Kreo in the living room of their Paris apartment, next to a large copper sculpture by Danh Vō. At right, a photo work by Barbara Kruger is grouped with a Christian Marclay wheel sculpture, an assemblage work by Jason Rhoades, and a vintage Pierre Paulin sofa. The chandelier is a 1962 piece by Gino Sarfatti, the low table is by Pierre Charpin for Galerie Kreo, and the carpet border on the floor is an artwork by Latifa Echakhch.
A Giampiero Aloi chandelier is mounted over the dining room’s Konstantin Grcic table, produced by Galarie Kreo, and Robin Day chairs; the François Bauchet shelving and Pierre Charpin floor lamp are also Galerie Kreo.
The living room’s 1952 Gino Sarfatti light fixture is suspended above a sitting area with a multicolor sofa by Ronan and Erwan Bouroullec, a vintage Florence Knoll sofa, a Marc Newson cocktail table made by Galerie Kreo.
In the living room, shelves by Martin Szekely for Galerie Kreo contain a wealth of curios.
A pair of vintage Gino Sarfatti lights frace the ceiling in the master bath, which features a Studio Wieki Somers tub, produced by Galerie Kreo; an Andrée Putman mirror is affixed above an Ettore Sottsass table mirror at left.
An installation of globes by Ange Leccia seems to float on the room’s ceiling, while an Allan McCollum series brigthens the wall behind the bed. the cutout at left is an artwork by David Noonan, the chair is vintage Pierre Paulin, and the rug is by Bouroullec brothers for Galerie Kreo.